Dear Lion Brand,
During this past year, charity knitting has been one of the main focus points in the life of myself, my two daughters (12 and 10), and the Brownie Troop I lead. Knitting has always been a source of enjoyment for me, a means to express my creative side. However, as time has passed, I realized too many people in the world do not have a way to keep warm in the winter, no new items for their tiny newborns to be dressed in, and, in many cases, not one thing that was handmade especially for them. Community service is one of the cornerstones in our family life. Lion Brand yarn's high quality makes it easy for us to provide for others. Some of the programs we have been knitting for are our local elementary school where knitted mittens and hats are provided to our School nurse for distribution to those children who otherwise would not be able to participate in outdoor recess; OnlineAngels and online organization that provides "loveghans" to those who are gravely ill, need uplifting, are in Veterans' Homes, shelters, etc.; and Helping Hands of Wounded Knee, another on-line organization that assists our Native American families on the Pineridge Reservation in South Dakota (where winter temperatures can go as low as 60 degrees below zero!)
I am currently in the process of "recruiting" local knitting guild members to assist with these endeavors. These wonderful people are very committed and willing, however, many are on fixed incomes and cannot afford the yarn to work on many projects. I pay for the postage to ship these beautifully created works of "love". Would Lion Brand, perhaps have a program for donating yarn for these most worthy projects?
I would love to hear from you with any insight/suggestions. Once again, thank you for making such beautiful yarn.
Roberta H. Silva
62 Thayer Street
South Dennis, MA 02660