Category: charity

Charity Knitting – December 2022 Update

What a great autumn we have had in charity knits!! We have collected so much over the summer months and almost all of it has been dropped with various charitable organizations.
 
Dr. Riha, who came by our October event has incorporated the items he collected into gift baskets for the VA outreach program.
 
We dropped off 4 full bags of items with a battered women’s shelter in early November.
 
After November’s knit-together event, we have 3 full bags of items to drop to Children’s Safe Harbours just in time for Christmas.
 
We had a smaller group of knitters (and crocheters) at our November event at Buffalo Bayou but we still had every chapter represented! Two lucky crafters won yarn bouquets at our door prize drawing. Lauren (our current president) and Dolores (previous charity organizer) happened to hit the jackpot on that one.
 
Even though we won’t hold a charity knit-together in December, keep crafting! Depending on weather we will plan an event for January, so keep an eye out on our website, social media, and December’s newsletter.
 
Don’t know what to make for charity? Here are some suggestions:
  • Child and baby sized hats (these are fast to make and the easiest to give away)
  • Baby sweaters, (faster to make than you think, especially premie sizes)
  • Blankets (lap blankets, full size, baby sized)
  • Shawls
  • Stuffed toys
  • Wash cloths (cotton)
  • Peyton Hearts (links to patterns on this page)
  • 7″x9″ or 9″x7″ squares made of acrylic yarn, any pattern, any color(s), knit or crochet for the WarmUpAmerica project
Suggested patterns can be found on our website under the charity section… Or make any pattern you prefer.
 

Charity Knitting – November 2022 Update

Thank you all who came out for our Charity Knit-together at Karbach in October. It was wonderful to see so many faces knitting and crocheting.
 
Sarah, Yogi, Lotti and Marie spent the entire 3 hours tagging items we had collected over the summer; we must have tagged about 500 items!!
 
We had an internal medicine intern who volunteers his time with the VA outreach program join us. Dr. Riha collected blankets, baby hats, and slippers for postpartum women in need. He received about a dozen blankets and nearly 100 hats for the cause.
 
Our friendly chapter-to-chapter competition winners was the SoCK chapter with 9 members in attendance (not counting Marie and Sarah); but it was amazing to see that every chapter was represented. The SoCK chapter received a bag of Halloween & Día de los Muertos stitch markers to distribute to chapter members. Rumor had it that Debbie Smith (SoCK) shared stitch markers with everyone in attendance and there is still plenty to distribute to the SoCK chapter.
 
You want to make items for charity too, but don’t know what to make? Here are some suggestions:
  • Child and baby sized hats (these are fast to make and the easiest to give away)
  • Baby sweaters, (faster to make than you think, especially premie sizes)
  • Blankets (lap blankets, full size, baby sized)
  • Shawls
  • Stuffed toys
  • Wash cloths (cotton)
  • Peyton Hearts (links to patterns on this page)
  • 7″x9″ or 9″x7″ squares made of acrylic yarn, any pattern, any color(s), knit or crochet for the WarmUpAmerica project
Finished charity items can be brought to your chapter where your chapter president will make sure they find their way to the charity coordinators for distribution. Finished items can also be brought to charity knit-together events to be dropped directly to the coordinators.
 
Along with our donation to the VA through Dr. Riha, we also dropped off 2 dozen hats and 2 dozen scarves to the Robin Hood Project of Houston distributing clothing, food and supplies to Houston homeless.
 
Another full bag of items was collected for Chidren’s Safe Harbor in Conroe and will be dropped off in early December!
Two more full bags of hats, blankets, scarves, and shawls will be dropped at an undisclosed battered women’s shelter in downtown Houston in early November.
 
OUR NEXT KNIT-TOGETHER EVENT
  • Where: Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company.  2101 Summer St, Houston, TX 77007
  • When: November 20  Noon – 3 PM
  • There will be a drawing for 3 lucky winners at 2 PM
** Watch the Knit at Night Guild website social media platforms for cancellations due to rain.
 
As always, if there are any questions about charity, reach out to us at: knitatnightguildcharity@gmail.com

Charity Knitting – October 2022 Update

Hello Charity Knitters!!

The long hot summer has passed and it’s time to go outdoors and knit together again.

Our First Charity Knit-Together of the season will be on Sunday, October 23rd from 12 noon-3pm at Karbach Brewing (2032 Karbach St, Houston, TX 77092)!!

At our Charity Knit-Togethers, our Charity Coordinators (Sarah & Marie) collect finished pieces and will have the charity stash of yarn for you to use for your next charity project.


Sarah & Marie have a friendly competition planned:

  • There will be a sign-in sheet.

  • The chapter that has the greatest number of participants at the Charity Knit-Together event will win seasonal notions to distribute to the whole chapter!

As always, Charity Knit-Togethers are always open to any fiber artists, even if they are not members of KANG. So, bring your Grammy or your Bestie.

Any questions, please contact Sarah or Marie at knitatnightguildcharity@gmail.com

See you on the 23rd!

Charity Knitting – September 2022 Update

Hello Charity Knitters and crocheters.

Things have been pretty quiet during the hot months. There is not a lot of demand for hats and scarves and blankets June-September in Texas.

The summer months are almost over though, so Sarah and Marie are making plans. Our first charity knit-together of the cooler season will be in October.

Stay tuned for more details. We’ll be posting on the KANG website, and KANG Facebook and Instagram pages.

As always, if you have questions about charity, reach out to us via email at knitatnightguildcharity@gmail.com

Charity Knitting – July 2022 Update

Apologies for radio silence last month. Your coordinators were overwhelmed with work and home obligations. We are back now, and there is only just a little news to share.

 
Summer is the charity slow season. Few charity organizations south of the Mason-Dixon line are looking for warm woolen wares. Plus; it’s too hot to knit outside together; and often indoor locations cost money.
 
That doesn’t mean that you all are not knitting for charity; and your coordinators are ready to facilitate drop-offs and pick-ups. Here is a catch-up on what has been happening since we wrote in May:
 
  1. We were contacted by a charity knitting group in New York City. They saw our newsletter and/or our website where we called for collections for Ukraine. They wanted to know if they could add to our shipment. Sadly, the shipment had already left the country and there is not yet a call for more items. We asked the NYC folks to keep us informed if they hear a call, and that we would do the same for them. Charity coordinator, Marie, is in contact with 2 ex-coworkers in Ukraine. They report that they both are alive, and well and their families are healthy so far. Marie will maintain contact with them as the weather turns in the autumn.

  2. The KNOW chapter did a charity knit program for their May meeting. Amy took the charity yarn suitcase for her chapter to use. Amy still has the yarn and is looking to see if her church would be willing to let us use the community room for a charity-knit-together sometime during the summer months. (AC for free!) Charity coordinators will keep everyone posted as that potential develops.

Current Charity Item count in stock: Charity coordinators continue to search for and coordinate with charity outlets for our wares. If you hear of any group that in need, reach out to knitatnightguildcharity@gmail.com
  • 42 Wool hats
  • 8 blankets
  • 29 Scarves
  • 70 Hats (non-wool)
  • 6 headbands
  • 4 shawls
  • 3 pair of booties/slippers
 
Keep knitting (and crocheting)

Charity Knitting – May 2022 Update

Your Charity Coordinators look forward to seeing everyone at our next Charity Knit-Together event on May 1st at Paradigm Brewing (2130 S Persimmon Ln, Tomball, TX 77375). 

Paradigm Brewing sells drinks, snacks and has a lovely outdoor area under many shade trees. You don’t have to bring a folding chair and a water bottle for yourself, but it might be a good idea.
 
Membership to KANG is not a requirement to attend our charity knit-together events. Feel free to bring a friend!!
 
As a reminder, at charity knit-together events:
  •        Bring needles or crochet hooks
  •        Bring your favorite pattern
  •        Do NOT bring yarn, we have plenty for you to choose from
  •        Bring your completed items to add to the collection
What to make for charity: hats, scarves, blankets, shawls, socks, mittens, gloves, stuffed toys, wash cloths, head bands, slippers/booties, sweaters, cowls; ALL sizes from preemie to XXL adult.
 
 
We look forward to seeing you!!

Charity Knitting – April 2022 Update

 
Hello all KANG knitters and crochet artists!
 
We have had a busy month in charity. We had the opportunity to send our works to Berlin, Germany; for distribution to Ukraine refugees. Our charity coordinators drove all over town, picking up items from charity knitters.
 
We collected two large boxes weighing a total of 60 lbs and shipped them to Berlin. Our Berlin contacts pedi-biked our contributions to the refugee donation drop-off site. With the warming weather, the refugee services in Berlin is no longer requesting hats, blankets and scarves. If the world doesn’t settle by October, charity coordinators will look to make another shipment to Europe.
 
Meanwhile, our charity knit-together event in Katy, at the No Label brewery was fabulous. The weather was perfect. There was food, girl scouts selling cookies, tasty beverages, and many knitters and crocheters.
 
 
Charity coordinators collected 42 wool hats, an additional 70 other hats of all sizes, 8 blankets, 29 scarves, 3 pair of slippers, 4 shawls and 6 headbands. Charity coordinators are preparing a semi-annual drop off with Children’s Safe Harbor in Conroe. Child items will go there. The rest will be collected and held until the colder months arrive again.
 
Our next Charity Knit Together will be 1 May 2022. Charity coordinators are working on the location, so keep an eye on the KANG website and/or our Facebook page.
Membership to KANG is not a requirement to attend our charity knit-together events. Feel free to bring a friend.
As a reminder. At charity knit-together events:
  • Bring needles or crochet hooks
  • Bring your favorite pattern
  • Do NOT bring yarn, we have plenty for you to choose from
  • Bring your completed items to add to the collection
  • optional) a folding chair and a bottle of water for yourself
 
What to make for charity: hats, scarves, blankets, shawls, socks, mittens, gloves, stuffed toys, wash cloths, head bands, slippers/booties, sweaters, cowls; ALL sizes from preemie to XXL adult.

Charity Knitting – March 2022 Update

Our Charity Knit Together event that was originally planned for February has been re-scheduled for March 19 Noon – 3PM at No Label Brewing in Katy (5351 1st St, Katy, Texas). Watch Facebook and Website posts for any change in plans. 
 
Parking is pretty easy, there are usually food trucks, sometimes a live band, and a large variety of beers on tap. We will be there with our teal suitcase of charity yarn. Make plans to come out and drop off your worked items, shop for new charity yarn, and catch up with friends from other chapters. KANG and non-KANG members are welcome!
 
Seating is outdoors; so, if it rains, we will reschedule. Watch KANG website, Facebook, or write to knitatnightguildnews@gmail.com for updates.

Call for Charity Items

From our Charity Co-Chairs:

My nephew lives in Berlin and is working directly with Ukraine refugees pouring into Germany. He says the folks are in need and will take anything we have ready: hats, scarves, blankets, mittens, toys, etc.!!
I am putting together a box of items we have already collected to be shipped on Wednesday, March 2nd. Sarah Hartman and I are willing to pick up/collect any items you all may have.
Please PM Marie or Sarah, or send a note to knitatnightguildcharity@gmail.com if you have items to donate and need to coordinate at drop-off/pick-up.
 
Charity Co-Chairs, 
Marie and Sarah

Charity Knitting – February 2022 Update

Hello Charity Knitters (and Crocheters) from your charity co-chairs.
 
The cold months are upon us, and it’s great to know that we delivered bundles of warm hats, scarves, and blankets before this cold snap settled on Houstonians who are less fortunate. A big THANK YOU to everyone’s contribution!
 
Now, mark your calendars: Our next charity knit-together will be Saturday, 26th February from 12noon – 3PM.
 
We are tentatively booked for No Label Brewing Co. in Katy, TX (5351 1st St, Katy, Texas 77493).
Watch Facebook and Website posts for any change in plans. 
 
Parking is pretty easy, there are usually food trucks, sometimes a live band, and a large variety of beers on tap. We will be there with our teal suitcase of charity yarn. Make plans to come out and drop off your worked items, shop for new charity yarn, and catch up with friends from other chapters. KANG and non-KANG members are welcome!
 
Seating is outdoors, if it rains we will reschedule. Watch KANG website, Facebook, or write to knitatnightguildnews@gmail.com for updates.
 
Happy Crafting!!