The chilly autumn weather is here and the 11 members of the Franklin Extension Homemakers Club in Melbourne had the right idea of donating denim quilted throws to Safe Passage.
The group has yet to determine how to raise money with the throws. According to Safe Passage, they are considering raffling or auctioning them off.
"These 11 members (of the Franklin Extension Homemakers Club) have in the last few months, helped in the Melbourne area by making six denim quilts that were given to Safe Passage, Izard County's Crisis Intervention Service," Rose McKenzie, Izard County Extension agent with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, said.
The Franklin members have also been busy making warm receiving blankets for the Ronald McDonald House in Little Rock. They made and delivered 70 blankets to comfort people at the housing facility.
"Donations like (the Franklin Extension Homemakers Club) provided, offer the families that extra comfort that we, as a house, cannot always supply," Kelly Caldwell, marketing/volunteer coordinator for Ronald McDonald House, said.
According to the homemakers club, "The Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council is one of the largest non-profit volunteer groups in the state with a membership of 6,000 and clubs in every county. Extension Homemakers, the Cooperative Extension Service, University of Arkansas and the United States Department of Agriculture are partners in providing education to families throughout Arkansas."