Philanthropy November 2023
Philanthropy = Love for humankind
It is so gratifying to receive your lovely items for charitable purposes. Thank you for those who have contributed.
I understand that some members will be bringing a number of finished items to our November meeting, in particular scarves and hats for active duty service members and veterans. We are fortunate that an employee of Operation Gratitude – a nonprofit based in Chatsworth that sends personalized boxes to these folks – lives locally. She will meet up with me after our meeting to accept our gifts and drive them to the warehouse – thus avoiding shipping or transport costs! As co-president Tania says, “more money for yarn!”
Please feel free to continue making 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 – which is something some of our members and their friends have done. Such beautiful work, and so appreciated.
You likely have yarn in your stash for potential philanthropic items. Scarves and hats in particular, of all colors and fiber types are welcomed by local charitable organizations, and are a terrific way to use up small quantities in stripes or other techniques. There are a few patterns on the website as well, if you need further assistance. Of course, those gauge swatches aka prayer squares are terrific, as are blankets large and small. (And crocheted items are welcome too!)
Please, if you can label your items with washing instructions, or at least fiber content. (A hang tag for this purpose can be found here.) And – if your scarves could be 4-5” wide by 48” or so long, that would be preferred.
Again, thanks for your kindness and generosity. Each item warms their body as well as their spirit.
— Colleen Lukoff, Philanthropy
Philanthropy AT SanDiegoKnitters DOT com