Philanthropy March 2023
Philanthropy = Love for humankind
Thanks to an anonymous contributor, I picked up some lovely handmade items for Philanthropy at our February meeting. Thanks to all who helped! My only request is that, if you know it, please include fiber content and washing instructions. For unknown items, I will label them handwash gentle/cool, air dry, to help the recipients of your generosity.
I was able to hand out a few of my top-down hat patterns (also on the website here) and enjoyed meeting some of our Philanthropy knitters, and hope to meet a few of you at our March meeting.
This past month I felt a bit like a yarn rescuer, figuring out how to best utilize stash yarn, and a few balls and skeins from the Philanthropy yarn. You might want to look at your own stash for potential philanthropic items. Scarves and hats in particular, of all colors and fiber types are welcomed by local charitable organizations. Blankets large and small are welcome as well. We just need to make sure to label with washing instructions.
There is a place for all of these items, made of a variety of fibers, appreciated by the recipients. As I continue to confirm current needs, I keep hearing of the appreciation they express for our creations.
Please feel free to make things for your favorite charity. If you send them on your own, we just ask that you tell us so we can continue to inspire others. Perhaps make a scarf or hat to test out a new technique or stitch.
If you have a favorite charity you already support, please let me know. Feedback is a gift.
— Colleen Lukoff, Philanthropy