Philanthropy September 2023
Philanthropy = Love for humankind
Thanks to all of you who have been contributing finished items for charitable purposes. It is exciting to receive your kindly and beautifully made hats, scarves, and Knitted Knockers/Bust Buddies, as well as some of the layette items.
This month I delivered hats and scarves for the upcoming Veterans Standdown, and hats, scarves and Knitted Knockers to Scripps Health for their use in supporting people who lost hair due to medical treatments. They were excited to receive our contribution – made from weights, designs, and fibers suitable for cooler weather.
Lastly, it was great to give more scarves for the low-income children who will receive them as gifts, thanks to the connection of our very own co-President Tania Marshall. More are welcome!
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 – 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. Of course, those gauge swatches aka prayer squares are terrific, as are blankets large and small. (And crocheted items are welcome too!)
We just need to make sure to label with washing instructions. And – if your scarves could be 4-5” wide by 48” or so long, that would be preferred. A Philanthropy Hang Tag is ideal for labeling your projects can be downloaded and printed.
There is a place for all of these items, made of a variety of fibers, appreciated by the recipients.
If you have a favorite charity you already support, please let me know. Feedback is a gift.
Colleen Lukoff, Philanthropy
Philanthropy AT SanDiegoKnitters DOT com