Here’s a neat charity Knitalong that I wanted to share. Thanks to Ann for sending this information!
The Baby Love Blanket Drive is a month long, charity knit-along (Nov-Dec) where knitters in the Portland, Oregon Metropolitan area (and beyond) will knit blankets for newborns in need.
Why are we doing this?
We believe that an item made by hand and with love is more valuable than a store bought one, and we believe that all babies deserve to have something special made just for them. Each of us has the power to create something lovely, but if we band together, we can create a thousand lovely things, a thousand loving hands creating comfort for newborn life.
Who are the charities?
Outside/In addresses the changing needs of homeless youth and other low-income and marginalized people as they work toward self-sufficiency and improved health by provide them innovative social, medical and mental health services and material resources.
Yolanda House is an emergency shelter and service program for women survivors of domestic or sexual violence and their children. The house is a confidentially located, modern two-story structure in a quiet Portland neighborhood that shelters about nineteen women and their children. The house was named for a beloved YWCA staffer, Yolanda Panek, who was murdered by her ex-partner.