“Sewing Bee” teaches kids a new skill

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Volunteers are passing down important skills to area kids.

The YMCA hosted a “Sewing Bee” at the Teen Center on Saturday.

The things they create are going toward a good cause.

They are sewing pouches and crocheting bird nests, which will be donated to the La Crosse County Animal Control Wildlife Rehabilitation Program.

Both items bring comfort and warmth to rescued animals.

Plus, the event gives kids a chance to build special relationships.

“Bringing in volunteers allows us to bring in people with other skills. It’s really great to see the connections being made over this over multiple generations as well, seeing people of different ages working together on the project,” said Teen and Youth Services Director, Lisa Luckey.

Once they are done making the pouches and nests, they will be dropped off at Coulee Region Humane Society.