Help "Warm Up America"

by Press Release | Feb 23, 2006
Help The Burlington County Library and Crochet Guild of America, South Jersey Chapter invites all county residents to help Warm Up America.

What is Warm Up America? - In 1991, a knitting yarn retailer in Wausau, Wisconsin, decided there had to be a way to help the homeless. Their simple concept of asking the community to knit and crochet 7" X 9" sections that would be joined into afghans grew into a nationwide program that has produced more than 80,000 afghans. These afghans have been donated to victims of natural disasters, battered women's shelters, the homeless, and others less fortunate than ourselves.

The Burlington County Library and all of its branches are joining the project by becoming designated drop-off locations for the 7”x 9” sections. We will also be helping out by having our knitting and crocheting groups make and join sections during their classes.

How can you help? – You can make a difference to someone in need by crocheting or knitting one or more sections. Knit or crochet one or more 7”x 9” sections, any style, any color of yarn (bright colors are nice and cheerful) and drop them off at your local branch of the Burlington County Library system.

To date, the Crochet Guild and volunteers have created 50 afghans for Providence House, 45 afghans and lap blankets for Samaritan Hospice and 60 lap blankets for the students at the Burlington County Special Services School. The group is currently working on 40 blankets for the residents at the Githens Center in Mt Holly.

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