Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Launching Hats for the Homeless Project

The winter months are approaching fast here in southeast Virginia. And this week we are having a Nor'easter as well. It's cold, it's raining, flood warnings are popping up everywhere and so far we've had two nights with temps in the 30s which is unusual for us before Thanksgiving.

And during all of this there we have homeless individuals and families in our city, like so many other towns and cities. And like so many other places this past year we have seen and increase in homelessness. Many of these homeless are veterans too, which is a sad commentary on our society I believe.

I do what I can to help support the local charities and churches that provide, food, clothing and shelter, but somehow it just doesn't seem like enough sometimes.

So I have started a project to collect hats and/or scarves even gloves and mittens to try offer a little more warmth this winter.

This will be on on-going project, but I would like to try to collect 200 hats before Christmas.

Hats are a great way to use up that small amount of yarn you had left over from a project, or a wonderful one skein project. And they do not take long to knit up.

Please send me an email at milly@stitchesandstories.com to let me know if you would like to donate a hat. I will put your name in the "hat" for a random drawing for either 4oz of Southdown Babydoll roving, or a 4oz ball of Southdown Babydoll.

So knitters, get those needles warmed up, pull out that one ball of yarn you didn't know what do with, and lets help keep the homeless a little warmer this winter!

Thank you!

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