A huge thank to everyone who knits hats for chemotherapy patients of all ages. Using soft yarn, we knit hats for Chemotherapy patients including children and adults who receive treatment in the Tucson area.
The guild provides support to students in need on eleven (11) campuses. The Flowing Wells School District appreciates gloves, hats, scarves, sweaters, and socks either hand-knit or new with tags. They do accept items in cotton or “super wash” wool. The sizes needed include pre-school through high school. Items are dropped off at the school superintendent’s office.
The Kids Closet provides a fun shopping experience for eligible children from Head Start through 8th grade every Fall and again in the Spring.
Supplying these needy children with clothing so that they can attend school is the goal of Kids Closet. As knitters, we provide a hand-made hat to top off their outfits.
It’s never too early to begin to make new sweaters, ponchos, mittens, gloves, and scarves for the children at Dilcon Community Schools (North of Winslow, AZ). Navajo and Hopi children need warm clothing! Since the early 1990’s, our guild has been making the trip to this remote area to deliver hand-knit items to these young people.
OPK supplies scarves to the military for Operation Gratitude. The scarves that we offer to the military are not regulation, so we have a wider range of color choices; although if you are knitting with men in mind, dark colors are always a good choice. When making a scarf, use any pattern you like. Keep the size range within 6-7″ x 50″ maximum.
Operation Gratitude fills the $11 size flat rate US Post box with goodies from home. They always include a hand-written note and would like to include a hand-made item, such as our scarves. If you would like more information about them, visit their website. Also, please take the time to prepare several Christmas cards, thanking our military personnel for their service. They will need lots of cards for their fall mailing effort. Thank you as always.
Project Linus Tucson shares warmth and comfort with children who are ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. Give the gift of a handmade blanket! Project Linus distributes blankets for children in Tucson who need something soft to hold on to. Your beautiful, creative work is much appreciated.