Art of Yarn thanks all the knitters who generously donate hours of their time to make the lives of the less fortunate a little happier. Also a big shout out of thanks to those of you who have donated yarn directly to the knitters or to us to pass forward to them. Also the ladies at the Women’s Shelter Thrift Store deserve a big thanks. Many ladies there donate their precious time to co-ordinate this charity and provide Canada Comforts with gently used children’s items that are in excess of what they have room for.
We also want to thank Coast Distributors in Lake Country to deliver all the donated items to Canada Comforts in Victoria.
I am enclosing an update from Canada Comforts to whom we direct any knitted goods or the wonderful gently used children’s items passed forward to us from the Women’s Shelter Thrift Store.
Also a update from The Compassionate Resource Warehouse who distributes the donated items to people in need.
We are so proud to live in a caring community full of people who share of their time and resources with others less fortunate.
Canada Comforts January 2016 Update:
Jan 2016 newsletter page 1
Jan 2016 newsletter page 2
Compassionate Resource Warehouse January 2016 Update:
Baby in a sweater knit by Someone like You!
Canada Comforts has forwarded us their September 2011 newsletter with details on what they have been working on this summer and information on how you can participate in this worthwhile charity.
This was a picture that was taken by a Vancouver Island Doctor. Every 6 months a medical doctor from the island (most from Victoria, BC) volunteers his or her time and expertise to become the only doctor for the people of Vanuatu. Vanuatu is an island in the South Pacific. This picture shows one of the sweaters that a Doctor took over this summer. The People there are most grateful for the help from Canada.
If you have any unused yarn that would be good for knitting easy care garments for infants, children or adults or for making afghans then we would love to receive it from you. We will play it forward to knitters who from the goodness of heart are knitting wonderful gifts to fill a need in less fortunate communities.
Always in need are baby clothing, toques of all sizes, dishcloths (which get used as washcloths).
The complete newsletter is attached so read more here; Canada Comforts Septermber 2011 Newsletter
Thanks to all of you who are knitting, donating products and yarns. Spread the word…I know there are former knitters who would enjoy to knit for pleasure and charity.