Our 2012 scarf drive was a great success! 362 scarves were collected this year!
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Handmade Scarves for Those in Need
KnitHope collects and distributes handknit or crocheted scarves to those in need in our local Pittsburgh community. While these scarves provide needed physical warmth for our city's winters, these handmade items also send a much needed message to those who may be struggling, that people in their community care about them. One handmade scarf from a giving volunteer can make a big impact in a recipient's life.
Our scarves are distributed each fall to homeless men and women, previously homeless women and children in recovery programs, families struggling to make ends meet, and home bound senior citizens. We work with the wonderful organizations of North Hills Community Outreach and Light of Life Rescue Mission to get the scarves out to those who need them most.
Thanks to a grant in 2010 from the Open Your Heart to a Senior initiative, we were also able to create some new programs that benefited our knitters.