Lending a Helping Hand
Thank you to all the knitters that donated their time for charity knitting in 2013. In January I was honored to receive a certificate from the Veterans administration of Brookline thanking all the wonderful knitters for their time through the Brookline Smiles Organization. In addition to the Brookline Smiles Organization we also donate to Dana Farber. Last year Dana Farber donated 11,824 items. 1190 more items that in 2012! That made a grand total of 76,303 items since their start. Of course that didn’t all come from us but every little bit helps! We’ve already collected items for next year. Keep em coming!
We started donation knitting from 1 -3 the first Sunday of every month from October through March. My mother made arrangements for all knitted items to be donated. She made sure everything got where it had to go – lap robes to veterans and nursing homes. She organized getting yarns and caps to Dana Farber and in 1993 they joined the “Caps for Kids” program which is still going on today. In 1993 the program got started and 108 knitted items were made for children. Last year almost 9,000 items were knit and donated in my mother’s name. My mother, Rose Leavitt, passed away in 2008. She lives on in all our hearts.
Years ago we knitted sweaters for penguins on Phillips Island. Well, we are excited tobe doing it again. The members of the SNKC are knitting for these precious little penguins. Feel free to knit a sweater and drop it off at the shop. For more information about the penguins and the Knits for Nature foundation, go to their website: www.penguinfoundation.org.au/