Positive Yarn

January 7, 2009

Kids, yarn and kindness

Filed under: Outreach — heathergooch @ 4:13 am
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In a Jan. 6 Detroit Free Press article, one of the The National NeedleArts Association’s (TNNA’s) Needle Arts Mentoring Program (NAMP) projects was highlighted. About 30 students at Berkshire Middle School have knit nearly 300 scarves, one for each Special Olympics athlete participating in the events next month in Idaho. Needles were donated by NAMP Director Penny Stitler, and Coats and Clark’s Kathleeen Sams made sure there was enough yarn to go around.

It’s stories like these that make me hopeful about our future. Kudos to the students and their teachers. About a year ago, I had the good fortune to interview one of the program leaders, Judy Simony, and she and her team are doing wonderful things at the school!

Please let me know if you or one of your colleagues or customers are doing similar good deeds in the name of both generosity and handiwork. I’d be remiss if I didn’t shout out to a national program that was recently profiled locally here, the Warm Up America Foundation.

And on that note, I should really close my laptop and pick up my crochet hook…


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