OPK supplies scarves to the military for Operation Gratitude. The scarves that we offer to the military are not regulation, so we have a wider range of color choices; although if you are knitting with men in mind, dark colors are always a good choice. When making a scarf, use any pattern you like. Keep the size range within 6-7" x 50" maximum. Operation Gratitude fills the $11 size flat rate US Post box with goodies from home. They always include a hand-written note and would like to include a hand-made item, such as our scarves. If you would like more information about them, visit their website at www.operationgratitude.com. I will collect all scarves made this year at our October meeting. Also, please take the time to prepare several Christmas cards, thanking our military personnel for their service. They will need lots of cards for their fall mailing effort. Thank you as always.
It's never too early to begin to make new sweaters, mittens, gloves, and scarves for the children at Rocky Ridge -- Navajo and Hopi children need warm clothing.
Kids Closet - Georgianne Schwetz.
The Closet provides a fun shopping experience for eligible children from Head Start through 8th grade, in the fall and again in the spring.
They supply need children with clothing so that they can attend school. As knitters we provide a knitted hat to top off their outfits.
Project Linus Tucson shares warmth and comfort with children who are ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need, through the gift of handmade blankets. If you're interested in seeing the beautiful quilts, blankets, and afghans Project Linus distributes for children in Tucson, stop by our monthly meeting inside the Sundt building at 2015 W. River Road on the 3rd Friday of the month at 9:30am. Our yarn for Project Linus is being stored in a climate-controlled locker, so I need to know who needs a resupply. I'll pick up a bin or two on the way to the meeting, but it helps me to know what kind you like and how much you need. Thanks for all your beautiful, creative work.
Old Pueblo Knitters
Chemo Caps - Kristine Treadwell
A huge thank to everyone who knits hats for chemotherapy patients of all ages. Using soft yarn we knit hats for Chemotherapy patients including children and adults who receive treatment in the Tucson area.
OPK supplies hats and little outfits for preemies in local hospitals. Thank you to everyone who knits for our preemie project. Our gifts are always welcome and the nurses do get quite excited over the color combinations.