Sock puppets to help children in disaster-hit countries

Published: 07th March 2011

Sock puppets to help children in disaster-hit countries
People in Ohio are getting together to turn foot wear into special charity gifts which could bring a smile to the faces of children in poverty.

Avis Mathews, who runs a sock puppet workshop at a local library, helped to send 400 of the toys to children in Haiti, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic last year, and has set a goal of 1,000 for 2011, the Warren Tribune Chronicle reports.

"It really has become a community effort. This is just one way we can help spread joy to children and bring them a toy," she told the newspaper.

"Many people in Hubbard help make the sock puppets."

Socks will be provided to anybody who wants to make a contribution, and yarn and buttons donations have been gratefully received.

Meanwhile, the weekend saw the ninth incarnation of the Annual Sock Money Madness Festival at the Midway Village Museum Centre in Rockford, Illinois, according to the Rockford Examiner.

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