Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Reader's Exchange: Man seeks support step stool for his wife

Last week, Tom of Homosassa wrote in requesting a support stool for his wife, who recently had open heart surgery and needed the stool as part of her recovery. Tom wrote back this week to say that he received many calls, but the stools people had weren't quite what they are looking for. They need a support step stool with a long chrome handle, which will help Tom's wife steady herself as she reaches for things that are high. The stool measures 12 inches by 24 inches by 34 inches, and the chrome handle measures about 3 1/2 feet. Tom has been searching the thrift stores for this item, to no avail, and the step stool is too expensive at the medical supply store. If you can help Tom, please call him at (352) 794-6641.

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Calling all crafters! Sara of Clearwater has an Athena 1200 sewing machine with all attachments, plus many accessories and a hard cover for easy carrying that she would like to give to a good home. Sara says it is in need of minor adjustments. She also has a box of denim 6-inch squares ready for quilting. Sara says there are enough squares for a boy's twin bed. If you are interested in either or both of these items, please contact Sara via email at [email protected] or by phone at (727) 288-6068.

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Among the countless groups of wonderful people who donate their time to help others is Needle Art Social of Palm Harbor. Group members knit lap robes for veterans who are in the hospital and for the patients of three area nursing homes, and they also make hats for women and children with cancer. They wrote in requesting yarn last year, and the group's representative, Carol Ann Hengeveld, said that the donations they received allowed them to provide items for everyone in the community. Now they are hoping to have that success again, so the group is asking for donations of acrylic yarn (not wool). Another way to help is to participate, by making 8-inch squares with 20-inch tails that the group will join together to make the lap robes. To donate materials or participate, please call Carol Ann at (727) 787-7027.

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Can anyone help Donna of Gulfport help someone else? Donna has a person she cares for that is in need of a manual or electric wheelchair but can't afford either one. Donna is hoping that someone out there will have one they aren't using and would be willing to donate it. If you can help, Donna can be reached at (727) 954-7316.

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Margie of Dunedin has a 9-inch geode she would like to have split. She is looking for someone who has the ability to do that, and wonders if anyone out there would know of someone who could. If you can help Margie, please call her at (727) 736-3771.

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