Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Project #26: Rhode Island Homeless, The Amos House

Project 26 officially runs from February 15 to March 15, 2012. This month, we have paired with a newly launched Ravelry group: Knit and Crochet for the Homeless of Rhode Island. The group was started by RSJTA who lives in Rhode Island and wanted to do something to help the many homeless individuals in need there.

Information from the group: All items will be donated to The Amos House, in Providence, RI. The Amos House is a nonprofit social services agency that provides hospitality and direct services to the homeless and poor of RI. Amos House is known for it’s soup kitchen which feeds as many as 800 guests a day. They are the largest in the state.

We are collecting knitted/crocheted scarves, gloves, hats, socks, etc. to help keep as many people as we can warm during these cold months. Any items for men, women and children/babies are needed. The yarn type and pattern is completely up to you. Anything you can provide would be a great help and greatly appreciated. We would also accept knitted/crocheted squares for blankets. We will be happy to sew them together. Fleece items are welcomed too!

 Please also take a look at the Amos House website for further information about its efforts and those it helps.

This project has ended.  However, you can always mail donations directly to:
Amos House
415 Friendship Street
P.O. Box 72873
Providence, RI 02907

Please remember to put the Sharing Our Gifts printable tag on each item you send Now, let’s get to sharing our gifts! Happy creating.


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