This week, I’ve decided to tell you about the charity knitters and crocheters at my church, who make lovely blankets for wounded veterans. It all began with a project called “Blankets for Recovery“, started by Flags Across the Nation.
Our volunteers at Memorial UMC in Charlotte, NC have proven their dedication to the project, by making more than 700 blankets in the past 6 years!!
Our oldest crocheter is 84 years old.
And our youngest is 8.
The completed blankets have been given to wounded veterans in Fort Bragg NC, Washington DC, and San Diego CA. Each veteran uses their handmade blanket as a way to personalize their space, and keep warm during their recovery. You can read more about the project on their blog.
This past December, I decided to do my part to help the project, by donating a good supply of Bernat Super Value yarn for their blankets. They knit and crochet a lot faster than I do! They’ve probably already used up all 36 skeins by now. Ha!
Are you a charity yarn crafter as well? Did you know that Bernat has a website just for charity crafting? Check it out! On the BernatCares page, you can find a charity in your area, then get started knitting and crocheting for them right away! Be sure to post your comments here, to let us know about the charity projects you have created. We would love to hear about it.