EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Creative and artistic skills among members of the Garth Road Senior Center in Eastchester are being tapped in monthly community service projects, recently to make bookmarks for the Eastchester Library.
are on tap monthly for a community project involving making bookmarks to donate to the Eastchester Library.
These craft projects are supported by a grant from The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe.
“The seniors use old greeting cards, donated stickers and ribbon, scrapbooking paper and other pretty embellishments,” says Maureen Casey, program coordinator.
In addition to donated materials, the seniors contribute funds to cover other small supply costs.
Patrons of the library are enjoying the results, according to Tracy Wright, director, Eastchester Public Library.
“People love the bookmarks, which are often gone in an hour,” she said.
Donations of materials may be sent to her at Eastchester Town Hall, 40 Mill Road, Eastchester, NY 10709.