Thank You!!!

A tremendous thank you to every one of you that continues to mail in hand knits! Every single item is being received and packaged for a very large donation next month to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission in Bridgeport, CT. Looking forward to posting a count of how many knits we are shipping to them!
Wishing you all a week full of happy knitting!

Thank You!!

A very big thank you to….

Isabelle of Northern Ireland for sending in a sweet pair of blue mittens & Sally of Simsbury, CT for her donation of 3 pairs of mittens 🙂

I know they will bring warm hands to those in need this winter!

A Very Happy Easter!

Hello Knitter & Givers! Tremendous apologies for the huge delay in getting to the blog. I have been somewhat lacking on the internet front these past 2 months, but my high speed internet is back online and no more delays! Promise!

During this time, many of you have sent in wonderful donations – all of them have been received and our boxes are filling for donations beginning the first week of September. Right on schedule! Please rest assured that all of your items that you mailed in are accounted for and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your time and generosity!

Hats, scarves and gloves are at the top of the donation list. As we move into these warmer months, these projects are very portable and are great to take with you on trips to the lake, the park or the beach. I hope that in your knitting and crocheting you will consider making an extra scarf or hat for someone in need.

We are also collecting baby blankets and children’s toys as well! These items will be sent to the children in Appalachia during these warmer months – no need to wait for Fall on these!

Please email knittinggiving@hotmail.com for the mailing address.

Pictures of donations sent in will be back up and running as they continue to come in!

Hope all of you have had a blessed and Happy Easter!

Love to you all!

~ Jessica

A Happy New Year of Knitting & Giving!

Good morning Knitters & Givers! Huge apologies for the delay in posts on this blog and big Thank You’s for your patience! I wish all of you a very Happy New Year!!

Here in Connecticut, we’ve had more than our share of snow lately…with more to come this Friday! No complaints though, as I have been knitting up a storm of my own. 🙂

2010 resulted in our donating more than 500 hand knit and crocheted items to those in need! Huge thank you’s to every single one of you that generously gave your time, love, and talent to donating.

On to 2011! First on the agenda is another donation to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission here in CT. I’ve been in touch with them and they can absolutely use more hats, scarves and mittens for all ages. I will gather, package and ship all donations into one large one to send to them the 2nd week of February – more shipments as needed.

We will continue to gather and donate to help those in Appalachia, and homeless shelters throughout Connecticut. Every item, no matter how small, helps a person in need!

Please remember that we do NOT accept monetary donations of any kind. This is an informal group of loving, caring people who give their time and talent to knit and crochet warm items for those less fortunate. Every single item finds its way to a person in need!

We accept donations of hats, scarves and mittens year round – items are stockpiled in the warmer months for donations beginning the first week of September through the first week of March. We continue to donate items of cotton and lighter fibers through the summer months (such as baby items, dishcloths, washcloths, socks, etc.).

I wish all of you a very happy 2011, full of knitting, giving & warmth!

Jessica

A Tremendous Thank You!!!!

Thank you to every single one of you who sent in absolutely gorgeous scarves, hats, mittens and more! Our 1st ever Summer Stockpile grand total is……

487 items!!!!!

I am thrilled at the response and the huge number we have!!!

A tremendous thank you to you all! Boxed donations will begin to ship this Friday to Hats for the Homeless in NYC. The Samaritan Shelter in Manchester, CT and Appalachia will receive shipments as well. Many more to ship out and deliver! We will be helping so many in need through the upcoming winter.

Happy Knitting to all!

Jessica

Thank You!

Thank you Elizabeth in Virginia for sending in 23 items!  We have received the 20 wool hats and 3 pairs of wool socks that you have lovingly donated for those in need! 

Our new Summer Stockpile count is now 188!!

Thank you so much!

(20 wool hats by Elizabeth)

Happiness is….

..watching our stockpile grow!! I am in awe!  Thank you so very, very much to everyone of you who is sending in donations for our 1st Summer Stockpile. I stopped at the post office this morning and picked up our latest donation from Claudia in Indiana. Thank you Claudia for knitting and donating 46 ITEMS!

Our stockpile count is now at 165 ITEMS!!  I have updated our counter to the left and have set a goal of 300 items. Let’ see if we can meet or surpass this number ! I know we can do it!

Here are photos of the items Claudia has sent in:

8 gorgeous scarves!

13 Sets of Hats & Mittens!

8 baby hats & a beautiful blanket!

Please keep those fingers flying everyone! We have many, many people to donate to when the cold weather sets in. I’m proud to say we will again be donating to Hats for the Homeless in New York City, the Samaritan Shelter in Manchester, CT, and the Bridgeport Rescue Mission in Bridgeport, CT.

This year we will be donating for the first time to The Appalachia Project which serves those living in extreme poverty in West Virginia.

I’m currently knitting up hats and mittens myself. I will not stop – there is a never ending need. Whatever you can donate to our cause will be appreciated more than you know! Even one hat or scarf can make a huge difference.

To send in an item or a donation of yarn please email knittinggiving@hotmail.com.

Enjoy the weekend everyone!

~ Jessica

1st Annual Great Summer Stockpile!

 

I am proud to announce the start of our 1st annual Great Summer Stockpile! Between Memorial Day and August 31st we will be stockpiling all donations of warm items for those in need.  Let’s see how many items we can gather during this time 🙂 Remember to keep your knitting bag with you wherever your travels take you: the back porch with a glass of iced tea, the beach, the lake, in the car on the family road trip, camping…

I hope that together we can gather a tremendous amount of hats, scarves, mittens and more for doantions beginning September 1st. I encourage all of you to keep your fingers flying while you enjoy the summer months ahead 🙂

I’m looking forward to knitting outside with a tall glass of lemonade while listening to some french jazz confections.  Pure bliss. 🙂

First count will be this Friday! I will keep a running tally here on the blog with pictures of items donated as well 🙂 

To send in your items please email knittinggiving@hotmail.com

Happy Knitting!

Keep those fingers flying!

Hi everyone!  Spring has sprung and warmer weather is on the way! First, I would like to thank each and every one of you who continues to send in donations. Every single item will now be stock piled until September 1, 2010 when we will begin to donate again for the fall/winter season.

Even though the weather will be warmer please don’t stop knitting or crocheting! We will need every scarf, hat, and pair of mittens we can to give to those in need!

Please email knittinggiving@hotmail.com for our mailing address when you are ready to send in items. 🙂

I wish each of you a wonderful spring!

~ Jessica

Thank you so much!

Wow! I have to say that this group definitley knows how to kick off the month of love!  February is off to a fabulous start!

Three boxes have arrived, items carefully counted, and will be distributed this week to those in need!  And it’s only the 2nd day of the month! 🙂

 I apologize in advance for the photo…I tried to capture as many of the items as I could into the picture.

These items were received from 3 very generous women from a church here in Connecticut.  41 scarves, 1 pair of fingerless mitts, 3 hat and scarf sets and 3 wraps.  

There are just not enough words to thank you for all of your hard work and generosity!

6 fabulous pairs of mittens were also received today! Thank you so very much!!!

Keep up the great work everyone! So many in need will appreciate it!  Remember, we collect and donate year round! If interested in sending in an item, simply email knittinggiving@hotmail.com anytime.

On a side note, the groundhog DID see his shadow today so that means another 6 weeks of winter! We are expecting more snow here in Connecticut this week so I will be donating all of our items to the homeless shelters. I will update everyone as soon as they have been delivered.

Keep your fingers flying & stay warm!

~Jessica