Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Reader's Exchange: Shopping around for jewelrymaking supplies

Volunteers make the world a better place for so many people! Jan Peters is a volunteer at the Life Care Center of New Port Richey. She and other volunteers there are busy in the activities room making jewelry with the residents, but their supplies are very limited. They are in need of any costume jewelry, beads, beading supplies, beading boards or any other items for making jewelry. Their residents get to keep what they make for themselves or to use as gifts for their family and friends. Jan can be reached at (727) 375-5398.

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Ilene of Hillsborough County is looking for 10 boxes (or as many as she can find) of a discontinued wood flooring. It is Summit Hill Plank with a Butterscotch (smooth) Dura-Luster Plus (urethane) finish in 1/4- by 3-inch planks by Armstrong (Bruce's Hardwood Floor). Ilene is hoping someone will know where she can find this flooring, as she needs to replace a portion of her floor that is damaged. She can be reached at (813) 625-2942.

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Deborah of San Antonio in Pasco County is making table runners for her son's wedding, and his bride-to-be has requested that they be made up of various crochet doilies. Deborah needs about 60 more doilies to complete the runners and hopes some REXers will have some that they are willing to part with. They can be any size, any style and any shape as long as they are white or off white. They can be mailed to Deborah Gillars, P.O. Box 63, San Antonio, FL 33576. Deborah is willing to reimburse for postage.

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Evelyn of Sun City Center is trying to make terrariums and needs some succulent plants. She already has quite a few of them, but she would like to have "baby necklace" and "hens and chicks." She is willing to swap any succulent plants she has or give a terrarium in exchange. Evelyn can be reached at (813) 649-4218.

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Temple Beth El Sisterhood in South Pasadena will be making Sojourn Bears for cancer patients. They need colorful cotton or cotton blend material, at least 3/4 of a yard. If you have any material you no longer need, they would love to have it. Please contact Betty at (727) 360-3971.

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Sandy of Spring Hill loves to frequent thrift shops, and she recently purchased a cross-stitch poem of the legend of the sand dollar that someone had lovingly spent many hours working on. Sandy is going to repurpose it into a wall hanging. She would like to incorporate real sand dollars into the piece, so she is hoping someone will have them or knows where she can find them. She would like for the person who originally made this piece to know that she appreciates all the work involved and will proudly display it in her home. Sandy can be reached at (352) 666-2981.

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