Warming Northern Michigan One Hand Crafted Project at a TimeI need to pick up knitting again, Mittens are easy, as the pattern is always close at hand.
The Goodwill Inn estimates that any any point in time there are 591 homeless individuals in the surrounding five county area (Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau.) Local shelters serve approximately 700 to 800 folks per year; many are turned away due to lack of room. Some are double up with friends or family some live on the streets and in parks.
We estimate the number of people who knit or crochet are three times the amount of the homeless in the five county area.
We are calling on Northern Michigan yarn lovers to pick up your needles and create just one hat, one scarf, one pair of mittens or socks (adult or children size) for donation to the Goodwill Inn where they will be distributed to the homeless in Northern Michigan.
We will start collecting donations October 15, 2008.
For more information contact us at 231-271-YARN (9276) or Demarie Jones at 231-271-4812.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thisledown Yarn Shoppe Warms the World
The community organizers at Thistledown Yarn Shoppe are at it again.: