A unique volunteer experience will be taking place in Rigaud on the 13th of the month.
It’s called Project Octopus and the aim is to make tiny knitted or crocheted octopi for premature babies.
When a baby is in the woman it will comfort itself by grasping the umbilical cord, that is why newborns will often grasp a parent’s or sibling’s finger.
The octopi are meant to give premature babies something to hold on to and take their attention away from the myriad of medical equipment that is surrounding them.
If this sounds like something you would like to take part in but you don’t know how to knit or crochet, don’t worry.
The octopi aren’t difficult to make and there will be experienced knitters and crocheters on hand to show you the ropes (or yarn as it were).
The event takes place Tuesday, March 13th at 1:30pm at the municipal Library in Rigaud.
If you would like to attend or need any more information, call (450) 451-0869 extension 261.