Mary McDonald, 96, is a veritable “knitting machine. Really. She knits continuously. She never stops.”
Every day, McDonald’s clicking needles turn out thick, warm mittens and hats for London, Ont.’s, homeless. Each year, she donates boxes and boxes of finely wrought winter wear for people ages two to 92 to the Hospitality/Out of the Cold program at London’s St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church.
For much of her 75 years, Mary Teya has been a voice for the church and for people in her home community of Fort McPherson, N.W.T., and far beyond.
For some, volunteering is a spare-time activity—a way to meet new friends, or feel more involved in the community. For the Rev. William H. Steinman of St. Catharines, Ont., it is a lifestyle.
The territory of Yukon and the kingdom of Swaziland couldn’t be farther apart—in distance, size, climate and economy. But both are home to the Rev. Canon David Pritchard, priest-in-charge—at least until December—of St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Carcross, Yukon.