El Segundo, CA
Local Knitting Guilds that are members of The Knitting Guild Association are encouraged to make and donate items to charity. Joan Whitten, Charity Committee Co-chairperson, records our contributions and keeps a running list for the year. At each meeting she reports what has been donated since the previous meeting.
Here is the report of the ESSS Donations from September to October:
We gave a total of 252 items (22 dog/cat blankets, 3 blankets, 2 baby blanket, 19 baby washcloths & bibs, 52 hats, 4 sweaters, 2 pairs of slippers /socks, 29 scarves and 117 miscellaneous (balls of yarn, lemons, food for CASE)), giving us a year-to-date total of 1372.
Peggy’s new goal of 1500 is going to be met BIGTIME!
The contributions were made to 13 charities: CaliforniaWildlife @ Malibu, Camp Pendleton babies, CASE, CraftYarn Council, Handmade Especially for You, Hooks andNeedles for Charity, Manhattan Beach Women's Club,Precious Life, St. Margaret Mary Church, Unitarian Church,Vineyard Homeless, miscellaneous, and animal charities. So far 53 members have made contributions. Just a suggestion for those who don’t have time to knit – we need toiletries to include in the holiday gift packages for CASE.
In 2014, 1155 items were given to 33 charities.
In 2013, 929 items were donated
to 21 charities.
In 2010, 900 items were donated and in 2011, 1244 items were given.
Please Tell Us What You Donate!
There are many ways of reporting your charity donations: The Charity Donations thread on the Sliptstitchers’ Ravelry group; the donations sheet at the meeting; email email@example.com; or call Joan Whitten (310) 559-4152.
For more information about the charities listed, contact the person noted or Joan at the email above.
Alamitos Bay Yarn Company Charity - contact ABYC
Animal Charities - contact Toni S.
Casa de Los Angeles - Kaiser Permanente
C.A.S.E.- at Joslyn Center
Culver City Seniors - contact Patti I.
Foster Care Children's Project - contact Linda J.
Garden Grove Hospital - contact Peggy B.
Halos of Hope - contact Peggy B.
Handmade Especially for You- Interval House - contact Rennee H.
Hats for Syria - For Syrian refugees in Jordan
Haven House, Pasadena - contact Annette @ The Knitting Tree
Hooks and Needles for Charity - contact Peggy B.
Irvine Sr. Citizens
Kaiser Hospital - Irvine - contact Peggy B.
Knots of Love
Mar Vista Library - contact Joan W.
Orthopedic Institute for Children
Precious Life - contact Renee H.
Saddleback Women's Wellness Center
San Francisco Cancer Fertility Clinic - contact Ellen B.
St. Margaret Mary Church
Stitches from the Heart
Sunnyside Nursing Home
Syrian Knitters - contact Patti I.
Unitarian Church - contact Helen B.
The Vineyard Homeless - contact Cathy S.
Women's Wellness Center of O.C. - contact Peggy B.
Wyoming School Children
*links to web sites provided when available
El Segundo, CA