Saturday, January 29, 2011

Packers/Steelers knit/crochet for charity

Green Bay Packer fans everywhere are accepting the challenge to crochet/knit hats for charity. The challenge is to see which group can collect more hats by the end of February. Here is a note posted by Monterey Yarn in Green Bay.

Hi All,
I heard about this challenge yesterday from a customer at Monterey Yarn in Green Bay. Kathy, one of the owners, is a huge Packers fan. What fun this will be!

Count on Monterey Yarn to support this challenge!! We are happy and excited to say that we will be a collection site in Green Bay for this challenge. You can drop items at our store and we are happy to accept mailed donations; and get them distributed in the Green Bay area.

Here’s the store’s contact info:
Monterey Yarn
1541 Bellevue Street
Green Bay, WI 54311
(920) 884-5258

Charities in the Green Bay area that could benefit from this challenge are:

St. Vincent, St. Mary’s, Bellin and Aurora Hospitals all will accept chemo caps and baby hats (in any fiber).
Brown County Cancer Society also accepts chemo hats. Monterey Yarn is a year-round collection site for these groups.

The Green Bay Area Public School District will accept hats, mittens and scarves for school kids in need or at risk.
The homeless shelters in Green Bay will also accept these items.

Monterey Yarn is a collection site for 12X12 squares (in any fiber) which get sewn into blankets for the homeless.

We will find a home for all items that are received during this challenge.

Kathy, Julie and Carrie
Monterey Yarn

Two other drop off points are

Iris Fine Yarns
132 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911

Yarns By Design
123 W. Wisconsin
Neenah WI 54956

You can make in any color, any type of stitching, don’t let your head spin

Please take up the challenge and crochet/knit away for whichever team you are supporting. You have until Feb 28 to mail or drop them off! Thank you


1 comment:

  1. This is a very noble-looking little dress - befitting the princess of the knit hats for women house. Ribbons and flowers adorn it as they should.