September 29, 2007


Welcome all crafters! After the success of The Big Draw events in September, arts>World Financial Center has created a forum for enthusiastic crafters to knit and crochet for charities. In our first season, October-December, we will collaborate with two organizations to contribute knitted and crocheted HATS, HATS AND MORE HATS to those in need within our own neighborhood.

Project Sunshine is an international organization that provides free social, educational and recreational programs to children and families living with medical challenges. Their PROJECT KNIT program creates opportunities for knitting/crocheting groups to connect with children in local hospitals. In the Loopers will create caps for babies born prematurely in neighborhood hospitals.

CHRISTMAS-AT-SEA of the Seamen’s Church Institute brings hospitality and love to deep-sea and river mariners with Christmas gifts of handmade scarves, caps, vests, helmets or socks. These items are knitted or crocheted by more than 3,500 volunteers across the country. Each year, more than 16,000 gifts are distributed. Joining this national effort, In the Loopers will knit and crochet warm hats for local seafarers.

All finished garments/gifts will be collected by arts>World Financial Center staff and distributed to each charity. Stay tuned for complete project descriptions, including patterns, dropoff deadlines, and finishing instructions.

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