Assisted Living Residents Help Infants and Toddlers

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Byron House Residents with a “few” of the many handmade bonnets and scarves. From left to right, Shirley Schmid, Effie Farrah, June Geary, Lee Rogal, Elizabeth Gerhartz and Sylvia Goodman.

Byron House Assisted Living Residents have been busy, over the last year, crocheting and knitting over one-hundred baby bonnets and scarves for infants and toddlers to donate to families in need.  The residents would knit and crochet squares and then a staff family member would sew them into beautiful bonnets and scarves.

Byron House Assisted Living is part of Victory Housing, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable assisted living to seniors.   Victory Housing is a development Arm of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.  Sharon Borowiec, Director of Byron House, is very proud of what her residents have accomplished.  “My residents are very excited to be able to make this generous donation.”

Family Services, Inc. is one of Maryland’s oldest (est. 1908) and most experienced nonprofit social services organizations.  Family Services serves and supports many of the most vulnerable families in Montgomery County.   Mrs. Wendy Enderson, Director of  Marketing & Communication,  is extremely delighted to receive such a charitable donation from the seniors, age 69-99 who worked tirelessly  to make sure that little heads and necks will be kept warm this winter.

A presentation will be made to Family Services on November 10, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Byron House, 9210 Kentsdale Drive, Potomac, Maryland 20854.  Byron House welcomes all who would like to attend.  They are also accepting any donations of yarn so their residents can continue this charitable work.  Please contact Sharon Borowiec at (301) 469-9400 for more information.

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