Hi Iris -
Wow, what a wonderful thing you are doing for needy people. I have a
question for you about donating to local charities. How do I go
about finding local charities in my area? The only donation idea
that came to me was donating to the needy via the local schools.
A little info about me: I am new to loom knitting. My first loom is
an afgan loom (36" oval) and I just odered mitten and hat looms - all
looms are from The Knitting Loom Company.
Thanks for your help :o)
--- In ROUNDLOOMS@yahoogroups.com, Iris <yarngalus@y...> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I *just* sent out eight (8) packages to different
> charities who help people in need. I have been loom
> knitting since Spring and through the Summer. I made
> about 48 or so hats and one scarf for charity (scarves
> take *weeks*, to make one scarf, so I mostly make hats
> now). Here are the charities I jsut sent these
> packages out to:
> All Crafts 4 Charity (AC4C) September projects:
> One (1) hat, 1 package of crayons, 1 package of
> toothbrushes, and 1 package of pencils to Bev and her
> daughter Patti at "Bag It". I also (for "Bag It")
> donated ten (10) hats to Passages domestic violence
> shelter and ten (10) hats to New Horizons domestic
> violence shelter, two *local* DV shelters. I also try
> to make warm things for these two local(SW Wisconsin)
> shelters each year. I also sent ten (10) hats to
> Milwaukee Mission (a homeless shelter) and to Pacific
> Garden Mission (a homeless shelter in Chicago).
> I also sent out four (4) baby hats to Carewear,
> another AC4C charity for September.
> ___________________________________________Here are
> *more* hats and one scarf I sent to charities just
> Two (2) loom knitted hats and one (1) warm scarf,
> which took me three weeks to loom knit, to Santa Train
> charity knit along project.
> One (1) hat to Crossnore Scool (a children's live-in
> school for abandoned, neglected, and abused children
> in North Carolina)
> *******************************************Okay, this
> was a lot of packages! I told the kind lady at the
> Post Office that I am sending the packages to
> charities, and she helped me to get the lowest
> shipping prices (she took the time to weigh and to
> compare parcel post, first class, and Priority Mail
> prices for me. I only do Priority Mail if it is less
> than a dollar's difference between sending it parcel
> post and Priority Mail). I am in a small town, so she
> had more time to help me, than if I lived in a big
> I am very *happy* to do this, it is also therapeutic
> for me, relaxing to do, and fun, and I thank God that
> I did this and will try to do more over the months
> making mostly warm loom knitted hats (and perhaps a
> couple of scarves) for charity.
> I have enough of my own hats and scarves already made
> for me, and my family has enough hats and scarves from
> me, to keep them warm (they thanked me and told me to
> make the rest for charity).
> Anyway, can you believe this: the loom knitting is a
> good "habit" for me, lol, and I'm making more hats, as
> I can, for charity.
> Take Care & Stay Safe, Iris
> I enjoy making things for people in need. Please read about it
> Iris' Knitting Loom and Knitting Board Hobby Webpage:
> Please don't send any forwards or jokes to me. Thanks.
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