State House Receptionist Knits Helmet Liners For Troops

By Carl Stevens, WBZ NewsRadio 1030

BOSTON (CBS) – While doing a story at the State House Thursday, I ran into Ellen Donohoe, the receptionist for the Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

She was knitting a helmet liner for U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

She knits on the commuter rail ride in from the Merrimack Valley and she knits on the job.

She’s now working on her 14th helmet liner.

Donohoe and another woman do this for The Woolpack in Acton and the store arranges for the liners to be shipped to the troops.

Watch her story:

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One Comment

  1. cynic says:

    Is the I-Team going to do an EXPOSE’ on her knitting while on the job?

  2. cynic says:

    Look at the snacks on her desk…. Is someone going to turn her in to the Healthy Foods Commission?

  3. Acme says:

    What a kind and generous lady!

  4. emom says:

    She is a secratary ,, and besides she is doing a great thing,,,, stop being so cynical…

  5. Sandy says:

    Good for you Ellen! The cynics should mind their own business.
    I made 15 of these helmet liners myself and enjoyed doing it.

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