Knit-a-thon for Warmth

Our extremely cold winter meansĀ an increased demand for hats, gloves and mittens for the homeless and impoverished children, grades pre-k through 12, in shelters and schools in Worcester.

City Councilor Kate Toomey announced that the ‘Knit-a-thon for Warmth’ has been extended through at least the Spring. There is a possibility that the drive will extend year-round to meet all the demand.

Here’s how it works:
1. Knit (or buy if you can’t knit) childrens hats, gloves or mittens
2. Bring the items to a drop off place:

  • Senior Center
  • Worcester Public Library Main Branch
  • Worcester Fire Station on Grove Street

It’s that easy! Really.

They are also looking for afghans for the homeless children. If you would like to participate, volunteers have offered to sew together 6-8 inch squares to make these much needed blankets. It’s a great way to pitch in for those that aren’t able to knit hats, mittens or gloves.

After being collected, the items will be distributed by Friendly House to shelters. Friendly House will also deliver the items to the schools in response to requests by the principals at those schools.

If you need more information, please contact:
Kate Toomey at (508)963-9315 Or Susan Daly of Friendly House at (508)755-4362.

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