Crafts for Our Community

Crafts for a Cause is a group of middle school student volunteers who create crafts for various community organizations. Contact Maureen McManus at for upcoming events.




Valentines table centerpieces from recycled books and candy bags

Valentine's Day 2018



Neighbor’s Link Holiday Party

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Thank you for joining us at the Library to make Holiday Character Jars for gifts for families attending the annual Neighbor’s Link Holiday Party.


Pound Ridge St.Patrick’s Day Senior Luncheon

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We made centerpieces for the Pound Ridge St.Patrick’s Day Senior Luncheon.  We used shoe boxes for the base and various suckers to look like flowers and of course, felt shamrocks for the leaves.  It was enjoyed by all!


Catnip Toys for Our Local Cat Shelter “The Cat Community”

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Thank you to all who came to the Library yesterday, January 24 for Crafts for a Cause. It was lots of fun and everyone was very creative with and enthusiastic about making catnip toys for our local cat shelter “The Cat Community”. I have attached a photo of some of the toys we made.  Christa has arranged to deliver the toys and play/socialize with the cats and kittens this Saturday, January 28 at 11am. All are welcome and encouraged to join.

If you would like to visit the shelter and cannot make it this Saturday you can go another time on your own. The only requirement is a letter of consent from a parent or consent in person at the time of the visit. Christa will leave some of the toys we made behind my desk (upstairs at the Library) for those who want to go another time to the shelter with toys for the cats.

Neighbor Senior Halloween Luncheon

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Creating centerpieces and party favors for the Neighbor to Neighbor Senior Halloween luncheon at the Library on Wednesday, October 12 was well attended. We had many old and new volunteers… so many in fact that all the work was completed in one day. Thank you to all the energetic and enthusiastic volunteers that were able to help and apologies to all with a holiday/schedule conflict that prevented them from coming. October was a difficult month to schedule this year. (Please see attached photo collage)  We promise to keep everyone informed about the upcoming dates and plans for any new Crafts for a Cause projects.  Christa already has ideas about making cat toys for the local rescue cat shelter. We are hoping to organize this project sometime in January. I will email everyone with more details when we have them.  Best, Maureen M. McManus


On April 26th, our Crafts for a Cause Team made brightly colored roses from tea bags and donated them to the Community Center in Katonah to be used as Mother’s Day gifts for kids who visited the Community Center Store with there family.

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On March 15 our Crafts for a Cause Team made center pieces for each table, party favors and gifts for each guest for Neighbor to Neighbor 2016 St. Patrick’s Day Senior Luncheon.

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