In an effort to reduce the use of plastic bags in our area, Bay Seniors has been working on collecting recycled materials to make cloth re-useable shopping bags. Once completed, the bags are marketed in St. Margaret’s Bay to promote the use of cloth bags and as a fundraiser for Bay Seniors.
Volunteers have participated in cutting days to cut out the bag pattern and assemble sewing kits, sewn bags at home and sold bags at booths at community events.
We continue to accept donations of bag fabric, cotton lining, thread and strapping. This will be an ongoing project, and we will sort and prepare these fabrics for future cutting and sewing workshops.
For more information, to volunteer or to donate fabric, contact Carol Pottie or Betty Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Seniors Office at 902-820-3334.
Unit 1 – 5229 St. Margaret’s Bay Road
Upper Tantallon, NS
(Located inside the SMB Community Enterprise Centre)