Twisted Charity Projects
Warmth for All
We are proud to be a drop-site for the Warmth for All Campaign working with Transition Projects. Although it's a bit late this season (the deadline for finished objects is right around the corner), we will be collecting hand-made items all year, so if you've got a bit of crafting time, please consider making something for someone in need this holiday season. Wendee from Hazel Knits has kindly donated some mill-end yarn for this effort.
The Challenge: Create handmade items to provide warmth for the homeless or others needing some extra warmth. Hats will certainly be welcome but if you’d prefer to make a scarf or you just love to make socks, gloves, mittens, fingerless gloves, cowls, etc. that’s fine too. Any item that will make for a warmer winter will be appreciated.
The Goal: Collect enough items for the men & women at Transition Projects shelters. In 2010, we received 500+ items, in 2011 there were 300+ items. Let's try for another 500+ in 2012!
The Deadline: Drop off your items for Transition Projects by early December 2012 for this winter's distribution. Items received after that date will be held for next winter. When dropping off your items, please label the bag or box as "Warmth For All – Transition Projects".
The Added Bonus: The amazingly talented and generous Wendee from Hazel Knits has some yarn that's just not up to snuff, retail-wise, but is perfectly fine knitting-wise.You see, some of these skeins arrived from the mill with some textural anomalies and some skeins are dyeing "whoopsies". It still knits like a dream, but she doesn't feel like she can sell it, and would love to see it go to someone in need. She has donated it to us for our charity efforts, and it's in the mail, from Seattle to Portland. This yarn will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to local folks who will make a pledge to knit something for the Warmth for All Campaign. We will also be adding to the Charity Bin as we receive yarn donations from customers, so if you’d like to do some charity knitting and need yarn, please come on in and talk to a Twistedista.
We’ve been told that the AAF has all the bear mittens it can use for the moment. Thanks so much for all your hard work! More info here.