Our last post was on the Kindness of Strangers. This time, the kindness of yarn shops, in particular Kaleidoscope Yarns. They have donated multiple boxes of yarn, gorgeous hats, and now they are sponsoring a hat drive! Here’s what they have to say about the drive:
Now I KNOW you want to help!
We have donated yarn to Hats for Hunger in the past, and recently donated a number of finished hats, which were very well received (after all, donations of yarn are lovely, but a finished hat is so much easier, and quicker to sell!) 2010, Hats for Hunger raised $5,000 for Heifer International. That’s awesome!
Over the past 9 years we’ve organized various charity knitting drives, and we’ve asked our customers to contribute hats, mittens, afghans, scarves, etc to organizations like COTS and the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program and each time we’ve asked, the response has been overwhelming.
So we thought we’d ask again! We’d like to collect new hats to send off to Hats for Hunger so they can raise even more money. For every new handknit or crocheted hat you send us, we will enter your name into a Kyarns prize drawing. The more hats we get, the more prizes we’ll give away, so start knitting!
Important: Be creative! Make these hats fun and whimsical! Please label each hat with yarn details and care instructions. People who purchase these hats on the Hats for Hunger website like to know what the fiber content is and how to care for it. Also, please include your name and email address!
Our prize drawing will be held on March 31, 2011. To be entered into the prize drawing, please have your hats here to us by that date. We will send them off to Hats for Hunger as we get them so they can be added to their website.
Just because our prize drawing is March 31, doesn’t mean that’s the deadline for knitting these hats. This is ongoing, so hats are appreciated at any time of year. You may not win a prize from us, but you’ll be rewarded with the feeling of giving.
And anytime you want to drop hats off here, go for it. We are happy to get them
to their final destination.
THANK YOU KALEIDOSCOPE YARNS!! And knitters, crafters, crocheters, and everyone who loves fiber, PLEASE check them out!
Thank you all for helping to fight hunger one hat at a time.