Take Stock in Children
July 18, 2019 10:00 a.m.
The Front Porch Beaders started gathering on a local front porch last year to create bracelets to sell for charity. These days, they also get together at Story & Song (the delightful local bookstore bistro just off 14th Street, pictured here), when the weather isn’t cooperating.
The bracelets and other items, such as earrings, wineglass charms, and eyeglass retainers, are sold at Story & Song by owners Mark and Donna Paz Kaufman. They are also periodically donated for silent auctions held by Take Stock In Children, Joy to the Children, Give a Heart, and the Two Foundation. The group have also started taking beads for sessions at Council on Aging here in Fernandina Beach.
In the beginning, beaders started by making one bracelet for themselves and a second, just like it, to donate. Now many of them come just to enjoy the company and chat of their fellow beaders and the pleasure of making something for a good cause.
This check to Take Stock In Children is the second financial donation this year. The first check was presented to Micah’s Place back in March. The group is well on its way to their next check, which is destined to go to Starting Point in Yulee. (The beaders vote on each charity.)
Front Porch Beads is led by Fran Peters, who has a lot of beads and always welcomes more, if you have some you don’t want! You can contact her to make a donation or to join the group at (408) 230-5603.