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LAS VEGAS - A Las Vegas woman is using her love of knitting to provide comfort for those who need it.

“When my husband died, I got to thinking. I can't sit here by myself, so I went to doing something for somebody else,” Leora Senior said.

That was 18 years ago. For the past two decades, Senior turned a hobby into an activity that benefits others.

“It relaxes me,” she said.

She volunteers her time at the West Flamingo Senior Center, teaching knitting and crochet classes.

“I feel, this way, if I am doing it at my age, maybe somebody else can say, ‘I can do that,'” she said.

8 News NOW received some lovely letters from women who praise Senior's many good deeds. The letters also mention that Senior is on a limited income, but that doesn't stop her from buying all the yarn and materials to benefit others.

“The ladies crochet baby blankets to be donated to unwed mothers, lap blankets for several different organizations. I may be in a home one of these days and need a lap blanket,” she said.

Senior buys and paints special t-shirts and donates them to the children at St. Jude's Ranch for Children in Boulder City.

She also collects coupons to be sent to military people overseas.

“The last one I got a notice from was in Turkey that they used them. My husband was in the Navy during the war. My son was a Marine. I feel I'm helping the service,” she said.

She hopes to encourage others who may have some time on their hands to put it to good use. She says she's very thankful for what others have done for her over the years.

“I was in Shriners Hospital. Somebody paid for the doctor to operate on my leg. Somebody paid for my toys at Christmas, so I'm paying it back,” she said.

8 News NOW is paying Leora Senior back, awarding her $800 as part of its weekly series Acts of Kindness.

If you wish to nominate someone for Acts of Kindness, visit our website or e-mail us.

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