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From: MaryW
Date: 10-16-2003, 09:36 AM (1 of 1)
I received this from a lady a few days ago, a worthy cause for your old blades. Read on.

My daughter is in a college class in St. Paul, Minnesota, learning orthotics and prosthetics – that’s creating artificial braces and limbs. The students there very likely are missing a limb, and came to the craft because of that interest. Many of them are not so young, and may even be supporting a family.

Anyway, those students are THRILLED to get donations of used rotary blades. They use them for cutting the leather for the braces—blades that no longer cut fabric will likely still cut leather, and they do have some sharpening skills to learn, too.

My daughter shared some of my used ones there, and practically started a class riot from the stampede, because I had the premium 60mm ones! All sizes are useful.

Send them to:

Century College

Orthodics/Prosthetics Program

Stan O’Conner, Director

3300 Century Ave North

White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110

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