Knitting? Now? It's hot out!
Yep, it is, but we're getting a head start on our Winter Warming project for the fall.
Living Earth's monthly knit & crochet circle meets at New Seasons Market on SE Woodstock/45th Ave, in the upstairs Community Room. Nimble-fingered crafters are invited to create cozy items that will help folks in our area stay warm when it's cold out. Learn more about the Winter Warming Project below.
If you'd love to help but need yarn for these projects, just let us know! Message us here or at email@example.com and we'll connect you with some wool.
Everyone is welcome to lend a little time and talent to keep the whole community warm this winter. Or just join the circle while you knit or crochet on your own project.
First Friday of every month, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Woodstock New Seasons Market, in the upstairs Community Room.
Winter Warming connects creative compassion with folks in need, to keep the whole community warm in winter. Needleworkers who knit, sew, or crochet become bodhisattva Portlandistas! Here's how it works:
Craftsfolks knit, sew, and crochet wherever they are, whenever they want: on the bus, while watching TV or listening to podcasts, at their own pace, making hats, scarves, blankets, shawls, mitts, and more.
Then, November through January, they drop them off at their convenience in one of our basket sites. Our Winter Warming baskets are in eastside New Seasons Markets, as well as Slabtown in Northwest and Fisher's Landing in Vancouver, and we're also in all Albina Community Bank branches, and several smaller local businesses. The baskets fill up with newly created winter things of every size, shape, and color.
Next, every week from mid-November through January, Living Earth volunteers pick up donations at our basket sites. We sort them by size and type, then distribute them on the street and through partnering agencies that serve vulnerable populations. Those partners include IRCO, Rose Haven for Women, Meals on Wheels, Blanchet House, Adelante Mujeres, and Portland Public School Clothes Closet, and many others.
Non-crafters can help, too! We welcome volunteers. Contact us to find out how you can pitch in to keep this program strong!
More about Winter Warming Drop Locations Here!