Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Emily's Hats for Hope Hat-a-thon!

Emily, a high school senior from New Jersey, has been making a difference throughout the United States, one hat at a time. In December 2011, Emily, 17, realized she could help the homeless and working poor in her community by knitting warm winter hats for them and Emily's Hats For Hope Initiative was born. In less than a year, Emily's group has knit and collected thousands of hats, and has inspired many 'spin-off' groups in 15 states and in Canada!

Please join us in helping her reach her goal of 3,000 hats by her 18th birthday (in December). Trillium Yarns is delighted to be hosting Emily's Hats for Hope Initiative's first Hat-a-thon of the season, Sunday, September 23rd, 2012, from 11am to 6pm (drop in anytime and stay as long as you like). Cost of entry: one canned food item, and/or something warm to donate.) Weather permitting, we will be outside, so bring a lawn chair!

This kicks off a weekly Sunday knitting group at Trillium Yarns to make and collect winter hats, scarves, afghans, gloves and other warm things for the homeless and working poor in the United States with Emily's Hats for Hope Initiative. This season, the hats collected will be going to the people living in Tent City, in Lakewood, NJ.

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