A: We started a volunteer program by collecting yarn and distributing it to volunteer knitters/crocheters to make hats, mittens, scarves, sweaters, afghans, baby booties, layette sets, and Christmas stockings for needy children. We are based in Medford, but donate crafted goods to children all over the country.
The requests for donated items has increased, and all help and donations are truly appreciated. The Knitting Connection, Inc. is a 501©(3) non-profit organization.
A: Children come in all sizes, and love all colors and designs. We service newborns to age eighteen.
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A: Knitters, crocheters, quilters and crafters work with whatever they feel comfortable with, and we can provide donated materials. 50% of our crafters will use their own materials, and 50% use materials we provide. You will receive labels for each item, which you can sign with your first name only and last initial.
A: Crafters turn in items all year long. You will receive one Thank You note per calendar year.
A: Annual distribution day is always the first Wednesday after Thanksgiving. We TRY to have an annual party which is scheduled the second Tuesday and/or second Wednesday after Thanksgiving. To be eligible for an invite your items must be in and recorded no later than November 1st of that year. The purpose of the party is to have the directors of the various shelters come and say thank you to the knitters, crocheters, quilters and crafters.
A: We can deliver yarn and pick up donations anywhere in the Boston area on Wednesdays and Sundays. Other days may be arranged but we need at least a week's notice. If you are outside the Boston area, you will have to send in your donations by mail. Sorry, we do not mail yarn.
A: All other yarn other than 100% acrylic must be labeled on the front of the item in large letters: 100% WOOL, WOOL BLEND, 100% COTTON, or MIXED.
A: No, sorry! All items collected throughout the year are saved strictly for the children we serve.
The Knitting Connection, Inc. is a 501©(3) non-profit organization servicing the needs of children, and your financial contribution is greatly appreciated.