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Community Knitting Circle

  • Woodstock New Seasons 4500 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard Portland, OR, 97206 United States (map)

Winter Warming connects nimble fingers with creative compassion to help neighbors stay warm.

Needle-crafters gather on Friday, November 3, 10:30-12:30, at Woodstock New Seasons Market, SE Woodstock at 45th Ave, in the upstairs Community Room, and the first Friday of every month.

Our Winter Warming collection baskets are out November 1 to January 1, in eastside New Seasons stores, and in Happy Valley and Fisher's Landing, as well as all Albina Community Bank branches. So now's the time!

At home, on the bus, or in our knitting circle, you can create cozy items to help folks in our area stay warm as the cold weather sets in. Learn more about the Winter Warming Project below.  

* Need yarn to help? Let us know! We've gotten lots of donated yarns. Message us or email and we'll connect you with some wool.

* Don't have crafty hands, but want to help? Let us know! We need help gathering up the donations, sorting and coordinating them, and distributing to community partners and people outdoors. 

First Friday of every month, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Woodstock New Seasons Market, in the upstairs Community Room. 

Winter Warming

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.

Between November and January, crafters can drop off items in a Winter Warming basket in eastside New Seasons Markets, or Slabtown, Grant Park, or  Fisher's Landing in Vancouver. We're also in all Albina Community Bank branches, and several smaller local yarn shops. The baskets fill up with newly created winter things of every size, shape, and color.

Each week, Living Earth volunteers pick up donations at our basket sites. We sort them by size and type to distribute on the street and through partnering agencies that serve vulnerable populations. Our partners include IRCO, Rose Haven for Women, Meals on Wheels, Blanchet House, Adelante Mujeres, and Portland Public School Clothes Closet, and 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!