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Free craft project pops up in Centre Wellington

The Power of Positive project provides free craft kits for youth to create and give out to community members
A sample of items found in a POP craft kit. Supplied photo

CENTRE WELLINGTON – Centre Wellington youth are encouraged to take part in a free craft project to make a positive impact in their community. 

The Power of Positive (POP) project, which launched this week, provides craft kits at no-cost to give youth a way to express their creativity. They can also send a positive message that the organizing team will then share in the community. 

Kits include painted rocks, canvas pictures, decorated frames, paper flower bouquets and fun videos. After completing an activity from the kit, the idea is for it to be returned to the project organizers who will deliver it to the community. 

“I am super excited for our youth to create, inspire and motivate using handmade art, videos and positive messaging designed to uplift others in our community,” project founder Barb Evoy said in a press release.

Funding to the POP project is provided by the Fergus-Elora Rotary club with the Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) assiting. Katie Giddy, project volunteer and director of hospitality sales and marketing at GRAS, said in a press release that GRAS was happy to be involved in another community project after a big response towards their Helping Hungry Heroes campaign.

“We live in a community that thrives on being able to support one another, and the POP project CW gives the amazing youth of our community a way to feel included in giving back,” Giddy said in a press release.

Kits can be reserved by emailing and will be available for pick-up in both Fergus and Elora. The project organizers are also looking for recipients of the gifts. They can be nominated by email with a full name and delivery location.

Kit lists and updates on the project can be found on Facebook or Instagram.