The Annisquam Sewing Circle has been reaching out to the community since its inception. Bags of groceries were left on the doorsteps of families in need. Hats and mittens were knit for soldiers during the Civil War and nippers for the fishermen of Gloucester. Items were made for the ASC Christmas Fair which included little men out of toothpicks and raisins for children to buy as gifts for family and friends. The money raised went back to the community. Times have changed but the needs of the community remain the same. The dedication of the ASC members have stayed the same, keeping the tenets set by the founders: For the furtherance of friendship and congeniality and the performance of acts of benevolence. The funds raised by the ASC are donated to Cape Ann Community organizations like Wellspring, Open Door, Backyard Growers, and Animal Aid as well as scholarships for GHS graduating seniors who are going on to college or other post-graduate training.
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