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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 42 Wool hats
- 8 blankets
- 29 Scarves
- 70 Hats (non-wool)
- 6 headbands
- 4 shawls
- 3 pair of booties/slippers
- 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
From our Charity Co-Chairs:
Watch Facebook and Website posts for any change in plans.
Hello Knitters (and Crocheters/hookers) from your charity co-chairs.
First, we would like to congratulate everyone. We partnered with the Eastern Star organization and the local Robin Hood organization and delivered blankets, hats and scarves to homeless right here in downtown Houston. Eastern Star and Robin Hood posted their thanks for our hard work.
Between November and December, Knit at Night Guild has donated 10 blankets, 3 dozen scarves, and 7 dozen hats to the Robin Hood organization.
For those interested, click on the link to the left for a 5 min. YouTube video that the Robin Hood organization put together.
Our next charity knit-together will be in February. Stay tuned to Facebook and newsletters to watch for our next date. In the meantime, contact Sarah or Marie directly at email@example.com if your completed charity items need to move out of your house before February.
We collect: hats, scarves, sweaters (human and dog), blankets, mittens, gloves, stuffed toys, socks and slippers for a variety of charities that include:
- Battered Women’s shelters
- Children’s charities
- Neo-natal care
- Animal shelters
- Homeless shelters
Happy Knitting! (And Crochet!!)