Category: charity

Charity Knitting – March 2023 Update

Our charity stock is actually running low, a good place to be at the end of the cold season here in Houston. Our Charity coordinators have been busy collecting completed items, delivering to the needy, and carting the charity yarn suitcase all over town.
In February we had a call from one of our previous KANG members, Rima Blanc, who contacted us through member Kate Wilson. Rima had identified a need for some baby items. We were able to deliver 3 blankets, 14 washcloths (cotton & soft for urps and bums) and 4 small hats to Rima’s charity quickly.
The suitcase traveled to/from the KNIT group for their Peyton Heart program on Valentine’s day. The suitcase of yarn made it back to charity coordinator, Sarah, for the charity knit-together event at No Label brewing on February 26. The knit-together event had beautiful weather and was well attended. Way to go!
There will be no charity knit-together in March as both coordinators will be attending the retreat. However, if you have charity items to submit, please hand those off to a KANG member who is attending the retreat to be collected in LaGrange by Sarah and Marie.  
Stay tuned for a charity Knit-Together in April.
Thanks for all your charity knitting! Keep up the warm work.
Marie & Sarah

Charity Knitting – February 2023 Update

Hello Charity Knitters!
We had a great turn out for our January Knit-Together at Karbach Brewery. We collected woolen objects for the Ukraine project. Those were sent off to the coordinators. All totaled, we collected 90 items for Ukraine; 85 hats (various sizes) and 5 cowls.  
Great work to those who managed to knit a quick hat. Kudos for Barbara Haas for finding that link for us. Hopefully everyone saw the pictures posted on Facebook and Instagram.
Our next charity knit-together will be at No Label Brewery in old Katy on Sunday 26 February from Noon to 3 PM.
NOTE: Some folks heard it was the 19th of February but it had to be changed due to unforeseen circumstances. 
No Label Brewing
5351 1st St, Katy, TX 77493
26 February, 2023
Noon – 3 PM
It is winter, so same rules as last time apply.  If it is less than 55 degrees or raining; we will cancel. If it is above 55 degrees and not raining, we will be there; dress for the weather.
Is this your first-time coming out to a Knit-together? Wondering how you will find us and if you will know anyone? 
Here are some answers…
  • Sarah and Marie usually arrive about 10-15 minutes prior.
  • You will find us by the big Teal suitcase full of charity yarn. (We are usually the only people in the brewery with a suitcase)
  • We welcome knitters who are new to KANG or have not attended a Knit-together before.  
  • We are all a little shy and socially awkward in our own way, but you will find that conversation comes easy when we talk about our knitting projects.
  • You can come out to drop off completed work and pick up more yarn, only
  • You can drop off your completed work and sit and knit (or crochet, or needle point, or weave) with us for a bit
  • You don’t need to finish your project in 3 hours. Take it home, finish it, and show up at our next Knit-Together to drop it off!
What to bring?
  • Your tools (needles, hooks, markers, hoops, looms, etc).
  • (optional) a chair. Some folks don’t like sitting at the picnic tables. 
  • (optional) a pattern. We have a few patterns printed, but feel free to work whatever pattern you like.
What to make:
  • hats
  • gloves/mittens
  • scarves/cowls
  • Peyton hearts
  • Warm-up America squares
  • blankets
  • slippers
  • stuffed toys
  • socks
  • sweaters (especially baby and child, which are much faster to make)

Crafting Change for Ukraine

Deadline: 17th January 2023

for submissions to Crafting Change’s HQ — see details below for opportunities from our Charity Coordinators!

Project: Ukraine | Crafting Change

Greetings KANG guests and members!!
As you know, we had already set aside items intended for Ukraine. We have been presented with a new opportunity to help and support the efforts in Ukraine through this Crafting Change organization; however, there is a rapidly approaching deadline. 
If our community would like to create/donate more items:
1. Read the website carefully!!  
  • They do NOT take scarves, or shawls, but will take cowls. 
  • They will NOT take baby hats, but do take mittens and gloves. 
  • The request washable wool!  Do not send lightweight acrylic items. Recommended yarns found here
2. The website provides their preferred patterns for Ukraine which can be found here (includes knit, crochet, and sewn pattern options). 
3. To support this effort, KANG will be at Karbach Brewing Co on Saturday, January 7th from 12p – 1p to collect items.  
Address: 2032 Karbach St, Houston, TX 77092 
4. If you are not adding the size tags yourself, please ensure that your items are clearly separated by size when donating (this will save Sarah and Marie some work!). All items sent to Ukraine MUST have a tag, and Crafting Change is happy to tag items for us.
If you miss the 7 Jan deadline, you can send items separate from the bundle KANG will send (see website). They must arrive at their facility by 17th January 2023.
Thanks y’all!
Marie & Sarah
Charity Coordinators

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.
  • 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:

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

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

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
  • 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.