“Create and Donate” event returns for third year at Playhouse

IMG_0578First there were wreaths and then there were holiday baubles and now, Hospice North Hastings is asking crafters and local artisans to tap into their creativity to create and donate porch décor for their third annual silent auction.

“For the past two years we have been overwhelmed by the beautiful pieces that have been created and donated,” says Hospice Coordinator Heather Brough. “We loved hearing about the craft nights and the parties that were hosted to create all of these beautiful pieces and so we’re doing it again.”

Brough says porch décor was suggested last year by a participant and the idea stuck so this holiday season crafters and artisans are being asked to create and donate something in a holiday theme that could be displayed on a front porch.

From the most complex creations found on Pinterest to simple signs or wooden crafts, the Hospice team is ready to start receiving the contributions as soon as they are ready. All the donations will be on display in the Village Playhouse lobby through the end of November and on Saturday Dec. 3 there will be a silent auction held during the Village Playhouse Christmas Show.

Brough says the silent auction is always a great time.

“Last year we had some serious competition for some of the tiny hand-knit sweater decorations and bids were being called-in by those who were unable to be at the event,” Brough laughs.

Funds raised will go to help pay for the new ground floor patient suite that was opened at the Hospice House last summer.

“We got the suite open,“ Brough says. “And now we’re trying to get as creative as we can in finding ways to pay for it. The create and donate event always brings people together and that’s what we’re all about.”

Porch décor can be delivered to Hospice North Hastings any time before Dec. 1st. Please be sure to include your name and contact info. Photos of the porch décor will be posted on Facebook as soon as they start arriving.

“Grab your hot glue guns, glitter, power tools and your friends,” Brough says. “Let’s have fun creating and donating!”

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