If you have been reading this blog a while, you know that I’m a teacher. You might also know that last year I started a club with my students, teaching them how to knit and/or crochet. I am continuing with this club this year, and I plan on having my students focus on making items to donate to charity while they learn or practice their yarn-skills. In order to do this, we are going to need some help. As of today I have 32 students who have joined my club for this school year. Our school also has the highest number of students in the county receiving free and reduced meals at school because of their economic background. I know that we have it better off than some schools, however I would hate to have to turn students away because they cannot afford to purchase supplies. So it was with great excitement that I remembered the incredible support of the knitting community I belong to (as well as those crocheters out there!) and decided to ask you for your help.
If you have yarn you know you will not use, or can no longer remember why on Earth you purchased it, we would be happy to have you donate it to our club. If you have other notions or needles and hooks, those would be appreciated as well. Any size yarn will be welcome as well as any fiber content, as I have ideas in how to incorporate the variety into my club. If you do have supplies, please send them to:
c/o Stitches Club
560 Gorsuch Road
Westminster, MD 21157
I want to thank everyone in advance for your help, and if you would like to spread the word, here is a button you can use on your site.