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FMS clubs serve animals impacted by Australian Wildfires

Franklinton Middle School's Knitting Club and Service Club are working together to help animals that have been orphaned, dislocated or injured by the mega-wildfires in Australia.

The students are collecting donations of crafted items, or soft fabrics used to make items, to send to Australia. Donations of cotton, flannel, fleece, wool, or other usable natural fibers and fabrics are the materials needed to sew pouches, pouch liners, nests and bedding for the suffering animals. Synthetic materials, such as polyester, cannot be used. Pre-made pouches, etc. are also welcome donations.

“We're happy to collect sewn pouches, liners, bedding, bat wraps and/or knitted or crocheted pouches or nests,” said Mary Moore, school counselor at FMS. “Links for patterns are available (Google or visit YouTube).”

The most recent project completed by FMS’ Knitting Club was a shipment of knitted baby caps that was sent to the East African Preterm Birth Initiative.

All materials collected during January and February will be sent to the Animal Rescue Collective Craft Guild in Newcastle, Australia. Materials are being accepted during school hours in the main office at FMS.

Contact: Mary Moore, school counselor, Franklinton Middle School:; or, 919-494-2971.


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