Current Needs – July 2020
We are asking that you store any items you make, in your own home, until all the chaos around COVID-19 has settled down. Once all is normal again, there will be a much larger than normal need for items among our clients. Therefore, anything and everything you create during this time will find a good home at a later point. We are requesting that you please tag items before bringing them in once we reopen. To print tags (tags should be printed on white card stock), please click HERE. You may also pick up tags at any of our designated drop off/pick up events.
Richmond and Surrounding areas:
- Fabric Masks
- Ear Savers/Protectors
- Surgical Caps
- Baby Hats
Note that we are arranging drop offs of these items at the Workshop so please keep your eyes open for those dates and times. If you know of a need and can deliver any items yourself, please let Lois (804)305-4971 know how many you have delivered.
Also, please take note that when dropping off items at our drop off events, they need to be in plastic bags with the number of items and the date of bagging noted on the bag. Please have only one type of item in a bag.
Fredericksburg/King George has a need for:
- Ear Savers
- Surgical Caps
- Shirt Protectors for men and women
If you are making surgical caps, masks, or anything else for the pandemic, please contact Pam (540)661-7967, to arrange for pick-up.
This month’s patterns, for baby hats, can be found HERE,
Ravelry.com has additional patterns. Be sure to click on the “free” button on the left menu.
Don’t forget to check out our patterns tab for many additional patterns.
Project Sizes, Supplies and Ongoing Projects
As always anything you want to make we can really use to help fill the bins in the shop and warm the hearts and bodies of those in need.
- Chemo Hats for Guys and Boys
- Socks for the Homeless – prefer white, non – Wool socks. Tube socks work well (no heels to deal with!)
- Chemo Blankets/Shawls 30″ x 48″
- Blankets for Hospice/Palliative Care 27″ x 36″ (No fringe, no tie on’s if wheelchair blankets)
- Baby Blankets
- 32″ to 40″ square
- Rectangles from 32″ X 30″ and up
- Children’s blankets (for clutching or draggin’) 24″ sq up to 36″ or 40″ & not necessarily square
- Bone Marrow Transplant Unit blankets Large and COLORFUL! (Just enough to cover the top of twin bed)
- Dialysis blankets: 60″ long. 30-32″ wide.
- Home Again (Battered Women and Children’s Shelter) large enough to wrap a small child in cold, drafty house
- Chemo Hats Small, medium and large sizes for both adults and children
- SPCA rounds or squares 15-18 inches up to 3 feet to fit crates using leftovers of mixed yarn, wool, blends, cotton or acrylics
- Squares 12 inches to be stitched together into blankets
- Infant Hats, Must be stretchy. Full term newborn needs to fit over a 5″ Styrofoam ball.
- Layette Sets Used as “take me home” outfits for newborns.
- Bears and Toys: New bears from Dollar stores, dressed with knitted or crocheted outfits. Given to sick, scared or needy children in ER, clinic, oncology, hospice and other areas.