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Reader's Exchange: Supplies needed for cardiac patients' cough pillows

February is American Heart Month, and what better way to commemorate it than to recognize Mended Hearts Chapter 43 of St. Petersburg, which meets at Bayfront Medical Center. The support group for cardiac patients visits families and new patients during a very emotional and trying time. One of the group's projects is to supply patients with a cough pillow, which relieves pain when it is held to the chest during a cough. The pillow is very hard and made with a special filling. The nonprofit group, which exists on donations, is looking for material for the outsides of the cough pillows. The group needs plain white, and prints of red or red and white, and recommends broadcloth or muslin. If you would like to donate materials, please call Marcella at (727) 525-2341 to arrange for pickup.

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Calling all vintage film equipment collectors! Veronica of Spring Hill has a Super 8 camera with the case, a tabletop movie viewer and a movie projector that works for both Super 8 and regular 8 that she would like to give to a good home. If you are interested, please call Veronica at (352) 263-6731.

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Margaret Lee of Crystal Beach is looking for patterns to make items from folded quilt pieces. She says she has tried to find them in all the craft stores, to no avail. If you can help Margaret, please call her at (727) 787-5958.

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Margie Hooge of Dunedin is in a predicament. She has a perfectly good GE record player but she has no idea where she can get a needle for it. If you can help Margie, please call her at (727) 736-3771.

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Eileen, who lives in Pinellas County, is looking for a charger for her camera, a Canon Power Shot Digital Elph S230. If you can help Eileen, please call her at (727) 953-8235.

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Hank Tryner of Clearwater has always been a woodworking hobbyist. At 92, he has become the handyman at his retirement home, and he is in need of a router, which is a tool used to hollow out wood. He will accept an older model. If you have a router that you would be willing to part with, please call Hank at (727) 588-1321.

Thank you

The ladies from Suncoast Cathedral who were recently asking for supplies for their pillowcase dresses wrote in to thank all of the people who supplied pillowcases, material, thread, etc. Lucille Wilson wishes to give a special thank you to those who delivered items to her home and the church. She also wishes to remind readers that the ladies are still making items for the Pregnancy Center. If you have any baby yarn to donate, please call Lucille at (727) 570-8263.

Reader's Exchange: Supplies needed for cardiac patients' cough pillows 02/01/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 3:30am]

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