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Charity Bib Program Helps Sitrin to Host Military Papermaking Workshop

Sep. 25, 2013

NEW HARTFORD – On Monday, September 23, 2013, Sitrin hosted a Military Papermaking Workshop for veterans and service members given by the representatives from the Peace Paper Project.

During the workshop, participants transformed unserviceable combat uniforms into art. They shredded and pulped the uniforms, to form sheets of paper out of the mixture, and used the paper as a medium to artistically express their military experiences.

"Through this workshop we plan to bring veterans and service members together to share their stories and help them face some of the questions they may have about their time in the military," said Jackie Warmuth, Sitrin vice president of clinical development. "This is a unique opportunity to reclaim a uniform as a piece of art."

There were three sessions held throughout the day at the Sitrin Health Care Center located at 2050 Tilden Avenue, New Hartford.

The workshop is made possible by funds raised through the Boilermaker Charity Bib Program. In the July road race, 24 individuals ran on behalf of Sitrin, each raising at least $500 for the organization. The team collectively raised more than $18,000 to benefit Sitrin's Military Rehabilitation and Adaptive Sports Programs.