Friday, April 17, 2009

We're getting ready

Pat’s Pals are going to Africa

Our exchange group is revving up for next month’s trip to Soweto, South Africa. We are getting things in order and stuffing our bags with some much needed resources there – medications and medical supplies and costume jewelry to be sold at their thrift stores –along with some soft and lovable dolls that are sure to bring smiles to the children of Soweto.

Pat’s Pals, a unique collection of colorful yarn dolls, are the creations of Pat Sargent, a registered nurse of Suncoast Hospice who comes from a long line of knitters in her family. Her husband helps cut the dolls’ hair. They work on them after dinner at home. Each one takes four evenings to make. The couple has given them to family members for many years. Now they will be shared many, many miles away.

Please stay tuned to our blog at for the latest stories, thoughts, photos and videos posted by our group during the trip. It’s sure to be amazing, so don’t miss all the action. 

No comments:

Post a Comment