MIT Stitch & Bitch

Monday, April 16, 2007

Helping others to Knit for charity!

I met up with Dee Martin this past Saturday. She's with the Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. as their Volunteer Services Director. Dee and I go back about 15 years to the NH Lung Association. We worked together for a few years before I came down to M.I.T. We were also crochet buddies and good friends, so I couldn't ignore an appeal for help. Especially to help Senior volunteer knitters. Fortunately, the MIT SnB community, as well as Victoria at Seed Stitch Fine Yarn in Salem, MA couldn't resist either. I handed over a car trunk load of yarn and pattern books to Dee this Saturday in Portsmouth.

Thanks everyone for donating! RSVP will put it all to good use.

And remember; they knit & crochet for charity all year long and will appreciate your donations.


The Community Action Agency for Hillsborough County

Dee Martin, Volunteer Services Director

40 Pine Street, Manchester, NH 03103

Telephone: (603) 668-8010 ext 6022 Fax: (603) 645-6734

dmartin (at) snhs (dot) org

The RSVP volunteers ...

In 2006, 84 RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) volunteers knitted over 3,000 goods such as hats, mittens, scarves, chemo hats, lap blankets and much more to be delivered to inner city schools, hospitals, nursing homes and the American Cancer Society. The total cash value was over $28,000, but the impact it made on the lives who needed help to stay warm was priceless.

Volunteers warm the hearts, hands and feet of many children and frail elders in the community. They are making a difference by knitting year round to keep up with the constant demand come the winter months.

Can you help these seniors change the world one stitch at a time?

They need skeins of yarn of all colors to keep the volunteer needles going. To donate yarn, please email dmartin (at) snhs (dot) org or call 1-800-322-1073 x 6022.

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