Jean Donker, Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Lansdowne Chapter 72, presented 45 ditty bags and 20 lap blankets to Maxine of the Salmon Arm Safe Society Transition House. (Photo submitted)

Order gives back to Salmon Arm Society

Order of the Eastern Star presented gifts to the Salmon Arm Safe Society Transition House

Jean Donker, Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Lansdowne Chapter 72, presented 45 ditty bags, or care bags, and 20 lap blankets to the Salmon Arm Safe Society Transition House.

“The handmade bags were filled with toiletries, books, colouring books, crayons and a stuffed toy for each child,” Donker said. “Thank you to the Daughters of the Nile, Shelomi Club 9 of Vernon, who made and donated the lap blankets.”

Related: Salmon Arm student gets Order of the Eastern Star bursary

The Order of the Eastern Star collects stamps which are sold and the money is used to provide dressings for cancer patients. For information or stamp pickup contact Diane Mamalick at 250-260-2606.


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