A Helpful Warm Hug!  Knitting for charity (or crocheting or crafting)  is an opportunity for youth to be creative at the same time as making something for someone else in need.  They will learn the “feel good” of comforting a newborn, or an ill child and adults.  It gives a sense of personal accomplishment and equally a sense of doing good for others.  Let’s share our hug projects together — Post on Instagram or Facebook when you create!

Chase the Chill is a community project that combines art, charity, and yarn bombing. It was founded in 2008 in Easton, PA and now has chapters all over the US and Canada.  In Connecticut we have one in Hartford taking place this week – the bombing or placement of scarfs will be Saturday, December 31 in front of First Church of Christ (Gold Street).  Join the fun and start knitting now! https://www.facebook.com/ChasethechillHartfordCT/

Have you seen the colorful fun yarn at AC Moore that benefits World Vision, the international organization that supports kids in poverty through sponsorship?  There is a large program called World Vision’s Knit for Kids – they donate hand-knits to the world’s children.  You and your hand-knit caps or scarves will give warmth and comfort to children in so start your crafting! You can support the work of Knit for Kids even through your yarn purchases! World Vision has partnered with Premier Yarns who created an exclusive line sold at AC Moore.

World Vision leads Knit for Kids is a nationwide program that unites thousands of volunteer knitters to fight poverty with our knitting needles. With every stitch, together we can give hope and warmth to vulnerable children living in poverty or other difficult situations around the globe. For millions of children, a hand-made item isn’t just a sweater, a hat, or a blanket. It’s a chance at better health. It is protection and warmth from freezing temperatures. And it’s a symbol of support for a better future! Read more, please, to get involved…ideal for Girl Scout troops (Boys can, too) and church groups, just for a few ideas.    SHOW OFF YOUR ITEMS on Instagram with us before mailing.

Ruth Mailbag GroupKnitting for Charity is also a website that features many worthwhile projects for all of us to try. It has alerted us that there are 5 different knitting charities with urgent needs:

Share our hug projects together —Post on Instagram or Facebook when you create!  For more cool activities for your 10-17 check out our Teentivity page.

 

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