Members should feel free to get involved independently with charities. If you have a cause that you want to get the word out about, you can post it on the NRVKG's Ravelry page, where we have a discussion group just for that, or contact our Charity Liaison, Cathy Williams.
These are a way for us to get together, have some fun, and do something good at the same time. We're knitting/crocheting 6” squares in worsted weight washable yarn. Our goal is to build up a stockpile of these that can be made up into blankets, throws, scarves, all sorts of things that can be donated when the need arises.
Block Parties are at Mosaic on the second Saturday of the month, starting at 11 a.m. and going until they kick us out! Squares can also be dropped off at Mosaic at any time.
The Montgomery County Christmas Store
This is an all-volunteer, community-wide, nonprofit organization which assists low-income families in Montgomery County during the Christmas season by providing a shopping experience characterized by choice and dignity. Serving families with children is their first priority, but they also serve the senior community. Find out more about them here.
In 2011 they're accepting donations through December 3rd, but that doesn't mean we can't keep knitting for next year, too.
Valley Interfaith Childcare Center
Guild member Pat Boyle is the Volunteer Coordinator at the Valley Interfaith Childcare Center. She says:
I volunteer at the Valley Interfaith Childcare Center which is a daycare for low-income families. The children (ages 0-5) are always in need of blankets for their nap times at school and handmade ones would be very special.Right now we are collecting 6x6 squares knitted from a worsted weight washable material to assemble into blankets for them. We'll be setting up regular Block Parties to work on these, but feel free to drop in at Mosaic to drop off your squares.
Another blanket-needing charity. Here's a list of their recommended patterns. More info about the local chapter of this organization can be found here. More details to come.