Hooray! Things are back on track to get Knit for Those in Need up and running as an official group! I spoke with our amazing local yarn store, Kaleidoscope Yarns, and they were generous enough to offer us a discount on our materials, and in addition to that Champlain’s own Center for Service and Civic Engagement has expressed interest in providing funds. Now we just need people!
I will be recruiting sign-ups at the Service and Non-Profit fair in Champlain’s Hauke building on January 25 from 3-5 pm, and I will try to have a date for a first meeting decided before that time. Anyone reading this from Champlain should try to spread the word, and anyone else should still feel free to mail in items! Although the donations coordinator for COTS is on vacation until the 19th, and so cannot answer my email about items needed, the COTS website has a wish list that includes winter socks, XXL adult winter clothing, and L adult waterproof gloves and mittens (I asked in the email if good quality wools that would be warm when wet would be acceptable.) Just look for my address in the top right corner of this blog, and comment below if you send something to let me know it’s coming!