Your handmade scarf or hat will be a source of comfort to those in our SF community that need it most.
St. Anthony's supports our poor and homeless neighbors in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood. Scarves and hats will be given free to guests of St. Anthony's during the holiday season. You can help by knitting or crocheting a hat or scarf and bringing it in!
We'll be collecting hats and scarves until Dec 15. You can use any pattern you like. Scarves and hats for men, women and children of all ages are needed!
Please use machine washable yarn (wool or acrylic/wool blend but no cotton please as it's not warm and holds moisture).
Thank you all in advance for your gift of time to help our neighbors in need during this holiday season.
“You just have to be thankful for the small things in life like a warm scarf or an unexpected smile from a stranger. Those little things can turn someone’s day around.”*
*from St. Anthony's website
Let's show our Veterans that we appreciate their service to our country!
Knit Your Bit was launched in 2006 by The National WWII Museum in New Orleans. Since then, Knit Your Bit has distributed over 50,000 scarves to veteran's centers, hospitals and service organizations across the country.
The scarves can be knit or crochet. There are knit and crochet patterns available on the Knit Your Bit website but you can also use any pattern of your choice. Machine washable yarn in gender neutral or patriotic colors are recommended.
We're a community partner with Knit Your Bit so you can drop off scarves at the shop. We'll include a tag with your name. We plan on shipping out scarves on December 18 and again on February 28, 2018.
Thank you all so much for your donation of comfort scarves to support Handmade Especially for You!
The scarves were shipped off yesterday to Handmade Especially for You. Volunteers will tie each scarf with a ribbon and distribute the scarves to shelters for abused women throughout California in time for their holiday parties. Often this is the first gift ever received by the recipient so your generosity really matters.
Thank you again!
Side note: Handmade Especially for You just reached a milestone of 100,000 scarves since 2008. Congratulations Leslye!
Thank you to all of you that participated in our Knockers workshops and contributed knockers to support our 100 Knockers by October goal!
We far exceeded our goal - you guys are amazing! The Knockers were shipped to our local distributor last week.
But no need to stop there! We're a collection point for Knockers so we encourage you to continue to make Knockers and drop them off any time. We do periodic shipments to our distributor throughout the year.
Never made a Knocker but are interested? Click here for knit and crochet patterns. It's important that only approved yarns are used. We carry Modern Cotton DK, Ultra Pima, Cleo, and Cotton Supreme DK.
Thank you again for the donation of your time to create items that really make a difference to those in need.