Operation We’ve Got You Covered

by guest blogger Jan Knapp

In the United States, a uniform hat is sometimes referred to officially as a cover, as in: “Soldier, remove your cover!” or “You’re not in uniform without your cover.”

The Ladies Auxiliary, Military Order of the Purple Heart is asking crafters to join us in Operation We’ve Got You Covered, a patriotic program that provides support and comfort to hospitalized and homebound Veterans.

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Crochet Pink eBook Featuring 26 Patterns to Crochet for Charity

The eBook Crochet Pink: 26 Patterns to Crochet for Comfort, Gratitude, and Charity by Janet Rehfeldt is a collection of patterns in pink, the color of hope for breast cancer. The patterns range from sweaters to accessories to home decor items, all in various shades of pink. The eBook includes two patters in Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread, the Mark of Elegance Bookmark in Classic 10 on page 73 and Coffee Cup and Travel Mug Cozies in Fashion 3 on page 79. The instructions are very clear and include multiple pictures for each pattern. The eBook also includes a list of other colors of hope for other types of cancer, so you can customize the colors to the one that means the most to you.

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Coats & Clark Gives Back

Community Involvement 002As part of Coats & Clark’s ongoing commitment to give back to our communities, the crafter employees of our Charlotte headquarters office spent this past summer creating beautiful, one of a kind baby items using our Soft Baby Steps yarn. A group of our employees recently visited Angel House, which provides shelter and support for pregnant women. The facility provides prenatal medical care, parenting education, mentoring programs, and life skills training in a caring, supportive environment. The group visited with residents and the ladies were thrilled to be able to pick out a special blanket, hat and booties with which to welcome their newborn with. Since the donations from our employees was so generous, we were able to leave extra items so that future residents of Angel House can be gifted with a blanket as well.

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Special Olympics USA Scarf Project Concludes

(CHARLOTTE, NC) Red Heart is announcing the conclusion of the four-year partnership with Special Olympics, via the Special Olympics USA Scarf Project. Since its inception in 2009 at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Boise, Idaho, knitters across the United States have supported local Special Olympics athletes by knitting and crocheting scarves for their use. Continue reading “Special Olympics USA Scarf Project Concludes”

Heartfelt Scarves for One Warm Coat

Red Heart is proud to be sponsoring One Warm Coat this year. As the only national nonprofit working to provide clean, gently used warm coats to those in need, we think One Warm Coat is an ideal partner for our knit and crochet community. You are wonderful at helping people in need! And there is no more perfect “partner” to a warm coat than a cozy, colorful handmade scarf. Coat drives are organized and held in communities across the country. We invite you to join Red Heart in donating scarves and gently-used coats to a One Warm Coat drive near you. Continue reading “Heartfelt Scarves for One Warm Coat”

31 Days of Giving Back

Most often in July we often think of fun in the sun, picnics, beach days and getting away from our everyday lives. If you are lucky enough to have a little extra time this summer, it’s also a good time to think about those who could use your help. As knitters and crocheters, we are blessed with talents that allow us to give the gift of handmade items. Look at our calendar to see ways you can make a difference. Continue reading “31 Days of Giving Back”