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By David Pan 

Youth group hopes to boost seniors' spirits

Volunteers make fleece blankets for Harbour Pointe Senior Living residents


Last updated 12/2/2020 at 2:42pm

Photo courtesy of Lisa Jacobsen

Torrie Haupt and Charlotte Haupt (right) of Mukilteo work on a fleece blanket as part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' holiday outreach program.

A youth group from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mukilteo is making sure that senior citizens aren't forgotten during the holidays.

Last week, 20 volunteers gathered together to knit fleece blankets as part of a holiday outreach program. The blankets will be presented to senior citizens at Harbour Pointe Senior Living in early December.

Photo courtesy of Lisa Jacobsen

Sister Brynlee Barker and Sarah Christiansen (right), missionaries for the church, display their blanket for Harbour Pointe Senior Living residents.

"We know that the holidays are a lonely time for many seniors, and we wanted to bring them a nice gift," said project coordinator Becky Bundy. "We wanted to bring them a little joy for the holidays. The blankets are very cozy and soft. They can wrap themselves in them and think of us giving them a warm hug."

Each of the 20 volunteers was able to make a blanket. Many got together at the church Tuesday, Nov. 17, while others worked on their blankets at home.

"Everybody was able to write a card as well," Bundy said. "So seniors will receive a handwritten note as well as the blanket."

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted everyone but especially the senior citizen population, prompting the holiday outreach program.

"During COVID, it's a very lonely time for them," Bundy said. "We wanted to do something to boost their spirits."


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