Charity Spotlight

Knitting for charity is such a personal way to give from the heart, and we are excited to let you know about a new charitable organization called Embraceable Wraps that is currently accepting donations.

Embraceable Wraps provides handmade wraps, blankets, hats, and socks for women undergoing chemotherapy. Their motto is “a hug in every stitch” (don’t you just love that?) and their goal is to help chemo patients on both a physical and emotional level.

As many of you know, chemotherapy can often make patients feel chilled and weak, and it can sometimes lead to hair loss as well. Shawls and hats can help chemo patients stay warm and feel loved and cared for during a difficult time.

The demand is great, and Embraceable Wraps is always looking for knitters to pitch in. Many knitters use their own yarn and patterns, but Embraceable Wraps also provides yarn for those who cannot afford their own.

Along with serving as a volunteer knitter, there are other ways you can help. You can sponsor a knitter, and you can also donate yarn. Embraceable Wraps prefers yarn that is brightly colored or a pretty pastel, soft to touch, and machine washable.

Embraceable Wraps has patterns, yarn, and shawl pins available for purchase on their website. The proceeds benefit Embraceable Wraps.

For more information, visit http://www.embraceablewraps.org.

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