358 Items Donated Since January 2021

Community Outreach/Charity Knitting

We are a VERY active group of knitters, including knitting for worthy causes. Our premier charity knitting project, called "Sweaters and Hat" provides sweaters and hats for two local daycare centers. Many of our members keep their needles clicking providing ADORABLE sweaters for deserving children in our community at Winchester Day Nursery and Fremont Street Nursery. The guild has a supply of free yarn available to any member who wishes to participate in this voluntary effort.

The photos below reflect hats and sweaters knit then donated to this worthy cause in the past. The guild continues to provide sweater sets every year.

In addition to this charity, members also have charities they provide knitted items to on an individual basis. Since January 2022 our guild began tracking the number of items donated to various charities. Thus far, we have donated a total of 358 items!

This does not include knitted pumpkins we learned to knit in October 2021. Half of those were donated to Blue Ridge Hospice to brighten up the nurse's station. The other half were October 2022 to The Willows in honor of our past president, Jean Allen!

Guild member Virginia Saunders showing a sweater she knit for Fremont Street Nursery.

Smiling faces of children modeling their new hats and sweaters.

Children at Fremont Street Nursery wearing their new hats and sweaters.. Seated on the floor with them in left side of photo is guild Secretary, Pat Hays.

Above: Some of the pumpkins donated October 2021 to Blue Ridge Hospice

To the Right: Pumpkins donated October 2022 to The Willows.