Two girls from Bay Roberts put their love for arts and crafts to good use recently, helping a Conception Bay North women’s shelter along the way.
Lauren Foley and Zoey Turney, both 11, set up a table and display in front of a house belonging to Lauren’s great-aunt, Ann Bowering, on Saturday, Sept. 1. The pair sold handmade bracelets, with the sale proceeds supporting O’Shaughnessy House, a women’s shelter in Carbonear operated by Iris Kirby House.
Attracting plenty of attention with their display, Lauren and Zoey managed to raise $210. They also wore purple clothes and, with help from Bowering, incorporated the colour into their decorations, acknowledging purple’s association with a movement to create cultural awareness about the need to eliminate violence against women.
Lauren’s father Chris said the children’s parents were proud of them for what they did.
“We are all appreciative and encouraged by those who bought a bracelet or simply stopped by to make a donation,” he wrote in a post to Twitter.
O’Shaughnessy House, which serves as a 15-bed transition home for women and children escaping violent family environments, opened in 2010.