- Hennepin Country Human Services & Public Health, and Ramsey County Human Services Stitches programs: These programs provide warm items to help children and families in shelters or individual clients seeking emergency assistance. Many children arrive at the shelters with just the clothes on their backs because they were removed from their homes without advance notice.
Current needs: Hats, scarves, cowls, mittens, blankets and afghans for all ages. Soft toys, amigurumi and loveys for infants and children. Also, basic household items like scrubbies, dishcloths, towels, hot pads, rugs, bath mats, market bags - those basic things that are necessary when moving from a shelter to an apartment to set up housekeeping for the first time.
Helpful hints for your projects:
- Use acrylic or machine-washable acrylic-blend yarn. Please wash all wearable crochet items before donating or let Kathy know if it hasn’t been washed yet.
- Items for babies should be made with soft yarns that are easy on delicate skin.
- For winter items, use worsted weight yarn or heavier; lighter-weight yarns and lacier patterns may be used for summer or spring items only.
- Turn in completed crochet items to Kathy Roderick at any monthly CTC meeting or Saturday meet-up.