Philanthropy News and July Drop-off/Knit-a-Long
It’s a bit challenging to find locations for knitted items in the heat of the year, but it’s coming along. Many organizations are not yet operating at pre-pandemic levels.
It is wonderful to receive the beautiful knitted and crocheted hats, blankets, scarves and other projects our Guild and community donators provide. In June, 123 items were donated to the Volunteer Service at Veteran’s Administration Medical Center La Jolla and the Emilio Nares Foundation at Rady Children’s Hospital.
I am sure there are many other groups and individuals doing charitable knitting. Please contact me to arrange for pickup of your completed items.
Drop-off and Meet-up in July:
We’ll meet again at the Solana Beach Library lower parking lot on Tuesday July 20, 11am to 12 noon, see the event page for location details. I’ll be outside in the shade of a tree knitting if anyone wants to join me. Bring water, sunglasses and a beach chair. You can drop off completed items and pick up free yarn and patterns. The Solana Beach Library is open but does not allow groups to congregate from different households at this time. Individuals can go inside as needed by themselves but should probably bring a mask, especially if not vaccinated.
Knitting ideas for charity:
1. Consider making adult size chemo hats for people in a variety of settings, hospitals, clinics and shelters. Hats should be made with machine washable soft yarn.
2. Comfort scarves, make on large10-15 size needles in soft machine washable yarns to give a size of approximately 4.5 inches wide by 60 inches long. Comfort items are for challenging times such as during periods of grieving.
I can be reached at philanthropATsandiegoknittersDOTcom or the directory. Please send ideas and suggestions. Thank you.
– Debbie Vacek, Philanthropy