Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Charity Projects: September 21 Meetup Announcement

It's time again for our quarterly Charity Project Meetup and we're meeting in the south suburbs, at Bruegger's Southtown on Saturday, September 21 from 9am to noon. This meeting is an opportunity for you to practice crochet techniques and give back to the community at the same time.

You can drop in for any length of time during this slot - all we ask if that you use the time to work a community project. Our three main projects are listed below, but we're always open to suggestions about other service organizations that could use crocheted items.
  • Warm Up America - make 7 x 9 blocks used to create blankets and afghans to homeless and needy persons nationwide
  • Harriet Tubman - make hats, scarves, or mittens for those who seek refuge in this local shelter
  • Mother Bear Project - make toys to comfort children affected by HIV/AIDS in developing countries
If you come, please bring the following items:
  • A skein of smooth worsted weight yarn - a machine-washable material such as 100% acrylic is best
  • A suitable sized hook (for most people this will be an I9 or J10)
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
For more information about Charity Project Meetups, see this post.

We hope to see you there!