Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief

Today I went online to find a "Ravelry" group that is collecting hand made items for residents of New Jersey, where I live. There were not any. So I started a group after checking with my family to see if they would be interested in helping out. Of course they said "YES!"

I intend to collect, sort and distribute the items through local relief agencies and am requesting support from the knit and crochet community. If you have the skills and heart to share something with the victims of the storm I will make sure your items are placed here in NJ.

There are agencies looking for support of goods: The JC Volunteer Facebook lists a senior center looking for blankets, a toy drive expected to have a much greater demand because of Sandy and the Hope Center needs baby pajamas. I am sure there will be recipients found for the items that are made.

If you would like more information, please visit the group's page on Ravelry.

(You will need to register to use Ravelry if you do not have an account already. Ravelry is an online community for fiber artists).

Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief (Ravelry Group)

Hand Made Items Accepted:
Baby Items: layette, blankets, booties, socks, hats, sweaters, leggings etc.
Blankets, Afghans, Throws
Neck Warmers, Cowls
Sweaters, Cardigans
Toys (Small 10" or less, hand made and washable items like stuffed animals, puppets, dolls etc.)

Details on where to send  your finished items are found in the group's information. Items received will be photographed and listed for everyone to be inspired by! Your kindness at this time of need is appreciated and I look forward to working with you to share our talents!


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