A group of people gathered Saturday in the basement of the Truro library to create some colorful little angels to help improve lives in sub-Saharan Africa.
The volunteers were working for the African Aids Angels project, which makes ornamental angels to raise funds for people affected by HIV/AIDS. " I started a group in Nova Scotia over a year ago," said Judy Staritt. " We've raised $5000 so far."
Starritt, who is a retired high school teacher, is pleased to see young people taking part in the project, but also got her 86 year old mother involved in angel making.
13 year old Alicia Cooke, of Bass River, heard about the angels from Starritt, who has a cottage near her home. "I love doing crafts so I really enjoy doing this, " she said.
Brenda Peters, the library's teen program coordinator, said they hope to promote volunteerism in teens, and those who take part in such activities at the library receive certificates at the end of the year. "It real community out reach, " she said "Hopefully, it catches them as volunteers for the future."
Truro Daily News Monday, September 27, 2010