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.
Reported at the meeting in December: We gave a total of 526 items (123 Blankets, 15 dog/cat blankets, 11 baby washcloths & bibs, 42 hats, 13 toys, 7 sweaters, 22 scarves, 1 shawl, 3 pairs slippers/socks, 173 Gift Bags, and 116 miscellaneous (balls of yarn, lemons, hearts)).
The contributions were made to 18 charities.
And now for some amazing news about our year in giving:
Each year we have become more and more industrious and generous. In 2012 we gave 828 items, in 2013 – 929, in 2014 – 1155, AND DRUMROLL PLEASE, in 2015 – 2215!!! This record may stand for a while.
Our total of 2215 items in 2015 included: 172 Blankets, 298 dog/cat blankets, 27 blankets, 83 baby washcloths & bibs, 373 hats, 28 toys, 23 sweaters, 363 scarves, 9 pairs of mitts/gloves, 32 shawls, 19 pairs of slippers/socks, 173 gift bags, and 615 miscellaneous (balls of yarn, lemons, hearts)).
We gave to 36 different charities which included: California Wildlife @ Malibu, Camp Pendleton Babies, Casa de Los Angelitos, CASE, Craft Yarn Council, ESSS (for various projects), Facebook Anti-Bulling Campaign, Foster Care Children’s Project, Garden Grove Hospital, Gilded Cage, Handmade Especially for You (Renee), Haven House (OPCC), Haven House (Pasadena), Kaiser Hospital, Kaiser Hospital (Irvine), Long Beach Children’s Hospital-Cancer, Manhattan Beach Women’s Club, Miller’s Children’s Hospital, other hospitals, POPPY, San Francisco Cancer Fertility Clinic (Ellen B.), Santa Margarita Children's Cancer (Olga), Slipt Stitchers – LA Homeless, St. Cross Church, St. Margaret Mary Church, Stitches From The Heart, TNNA, Syrian Knitters, Twist (Women in Recovery), Unitarian Church, Veterans, Vineyard Homeless, miscellaneous, and animal charities.
A note from Joan:
I would like to thank everyone for 4 great years and REALLY REALLY thank Cathy McFarlane for taking on the job.
You can still report your donations at the meeting and on the Charity Donations thread on the Sliptstitchers’ Ravelry group.
Happy Holidays to all,
And our thanks to Joan for keeping us up to date on our charity donations and nudging us along to meet, and especially to exceed, our goals.
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 or the donations sheet at the meeting
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