CORNWALL, Ontario – Cornwall resident Violet Michtell has experienced the loving support Hospice Cornwall can provide to people going through the most difficult of times.
She is now trying to raise money for the hospice through yard sales, and through selling homemade sculptures and birdbaths she’s created with old glassware.
Violet’s daughter, Christina Archambault, 30, is currently being cared for by Hospice Cornwall and Violet greatly appreciates the support that they have given her daughter and her family in this difficult time.
Until recently, Violet had been caring for her daughter’s children, two boys, 7 and 11-years-old.
Violet said that the boys had lost their father to cystic fibrosis four years ago and it is that much more difficult now that they are losing their mother too. She said that Hospice Cornwall has made things easier for her family.
“I wanted to give something back to thank them for the great work they do and how good they are to families,” she said.
Violet makes her birdbaths out of old glassware, like salad bowls, serving plates and vases. She said she had never created stuff like this before, but learned through Pintrest.
In addition to the birdbaths, she also makes glass sculptures, again out of old vases and other glassware, that she calls “angels”.
The angels are $40 each and the birdbaths are $25 each. All of her work is on display on her front lawn on Cumberland Street.
Violet said that through selling her birdbaths, along with a yard sale held earlier this summer, she has managed to raise $500 for Hospice Cornwall.
She is hoping to raise more and have another yard sale, but is asking the community for help in finding stuff to sell.
If anyone has something they would like to donate to Violet Mitchell for her to next yard sale in support of Hospice Cornwall, they are encouraged to drop it off at 1234A Cumberland Street.