Junior League helps Turban Project

From left, Jane Burdette, Junior League president, and Sherry Dugan, Done In A Day Committee chairman, organize items to submit to the Turban Project. (Photo Provided)

PARKERSBURG — The Junior League of Parkersburg undertook a “Done In A Day” project to help those recovering from cancer.

The Turban Project is a ministry which makes turbans, comfort caps and face masks for adults and children who have cancer. The turbans are sent free to patients.

The ministry has created and sent out over 32,000 items since 2012. Anyone in the local community can request the items — again at no cost, not even postage.

Each turban is created and “fancied up” with a pin or other embellishment. The Junior League collected used costume jewelry and buttons, especially large ones. In addition, material remnants were accepted (especially cotton, flannel or stretchy). Nothing is ever wasted.

Judy Higgs of Parkersburg brought the idea to the group.

“We were very happy to assist in this project as one of our many short-term projects taken on each year,” according to Jane Burdette, Junior League of Parkersburg president. “Many of our members have experienced cancer themselves and were happy to assist.”

The Junior League collected items through May.

The Turban Project is a nonprofit ministry based in Frazeysburg, Ohio. The headware is blessed by a priest or minister before it is given away, said Kathy Braidich, founder and director of the project.

For more information contact Braidich at turbanproject.com, through Facebook or email turbanproject@outlook.com.