Berea Crafters Assist Australia Recovery Effort


We all have hobbies. But, every now and then we get an opportunity to use our leisure activities to do some good in the world. A group of students, faculty, and staff at Berea College recently took advantage of such an opportunity.

Led by the Director of Theatre, Ami Shupe, the group found out about a need through Animal Rescue Craft Guild, a Facebook page focused on connecting those in the crafting community with the needs of animals across the globe.

Given the recent fires in Australia, the Animal Rescue Craft Guild distributed patterns that would guide projects in knitting and crocheting to create pouches for kangaroos and wallabies in need of warmth.

Student Alison Rickert was a participant that recruited many students to join the effort. They met as a group last weekend to knit, crochet, and help make the world a better place.

Although the need in Australia has mostly been met, the group is still focused on finding ways for their crafts to make an impact on the world. For more information about how you can get involved, visit the Animal Rescue Craft Guild Facebook page.