Every Tuesday afternoon, the activity room at Buckner Villas senior living center off East Braker Lane switches from hosting mah-jongg players to women doing crafts.
Some are making Christmas ornament balls to sell at the center’s November bazaar. Others are crocheting blankets for great-grandbabies on the way or already born.
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The Operation Gratitude website, www.operationgratitude.com, has instructions on how to make the handmade items it collects as well as other items it needs and how to send them. You also can nominate a person or a group of people to receive care packages.
The Buckner Villas group would love donations of yarn to make more scarves. Colors need to be muted and suited for the military. You can drop off yarn at 11110 Tom Adams Drive or contact Janet Burnett at 512-836-1515 to make a donation.