It was so cool to come back from vacation to a box of scarves! These beautiful scarves were sent in the mail.
I think it’s great that we have so many ways for people to be involved with Threads of Compassion OKC. Some come to our monthly work days and get to meet others while working together, while others can work at home and just send the scarves. Still others are close enough that they stop by my office with scarves from time to time. This really is a project that has a lot of flexibility!
I’m hopeful that we can continue to provide scarves throughout the summer, as the need continues to go on, even though our schedules may be changing a bit.
April 16th the OKC YWCA is hosting a 5 K to raise funds and awareness to help victims and prevent future sexual assaults.
There is a community fair happening at the same time and we have a booth!
If you’re available the morning of the 16th, please consider participating in this event. You can register online to walk or run, or to volunteer, or you can join me at our Threads of Compassion OKC booth.
It’s hard to find words to share the impact this project has had on me, and on others. I’m so thankful that my husband encouraged me to go for it and that the YWCA staff was willing to give it a shot as well.
As I look back over the year, I see that 32 different people gave scarves (well, actually more than that because 1 of the 32 was a group, the Knit Wits). Many of these are people that I’ve never met – they heard about us on the news, or from friends, or other online resources. Some have been very experienced knitters/crocheters and others have just learned—including at least one who learned specifically to help with this project. So cool!
So many people have helped make this possible, and to each of them I want to say thank you! Here’s a brief list:
Those who have knitted/crocheted a scarf
Friends and family who gave gift cards, cash, yarn, and words of encouragement
This month we got a box of 20 scarves from a group.
I asked one of the ladies to tell me more about them so that I could share about it here. Below is the information she sent.
Our group is called “Knit-Wits” at Putnam City United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City. We started our group in the fall of 2007. We have approximately ten members and meet every other Thursday morning at the Church. We started knitting prayer shawls for our Church members who are hospitalized or in nursing homes or confined to their homes and in need of comfort.
Over the last three years we have made baby caps and blankets for the Infant Crisis Center. We have made hats and scarves, pot holders, hot pads, dish cloths, baby blankets and sold at our Church bazaar in the fall and contributed the money to our Daily Bread food pantry. We have donated knitted and crocheted items to Skyline, a Methodist Mission in Oklahoma City.
Our Church secretary became aware of Threads of Compassion through a television ad she had seen and mentioned it to our group and I contacted you for information. About that time, we were looking for other projects to knit and crochet.
I’m so glad that they found Threads of Compassion OKC and I look forward to future gifts from the “Knit Wits”!
Here are the 20 scarves, packaged and ready to go!