Over the past several months, the Women’s Auxiliary of the Church of Scientology of Ventura have been busy cutting fabric, sewing seams and gluing decorations to make 170 holiday stockings that are given to families whose babies are born in the month of December at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
In 2015, the tradition nearly came to its demise. Hearing the possibility that the tradition would end, Jan King of the Women’s Auxiliary decided to keep the tradition alive. She immediately went into action and organized volunteers to make the stockings.
And seeing the need, each year, beginning in early July, Ms. King organizes her group of volunteer that come together to hand craft stockings for the project. “I didn’t want the hospital to lose something that is so positive,” said Ms. King. “It is such a great tradition and is something that needs to go on.”
The volunteers normally make and deliver 150 stockings to Cottage Hospital. But this year, 20 additional stockings were made for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). NICU provides around-the-clock care to sick or premature babies.
The Women’s Auxiliary of the Church of Scientology of Ventura has been volunteering and working with community leaders and organizations for over 20 years.
“A community that pulls together can make a better society for all.” L. Ron Hubbard – Humanitarian, Philosopher and Founder of the Church of Scientology.