JCK MEETINGSFirst Wednesday of Every Month from 7:00-9:00pmCRESCENTA VALLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH2700 Montrose Avenue, Montrose (view map)Room 24 818-249-6173
Interested members could do the same thing this year. 7. Marsha informed us that Operation Gratitude will have it’s collection of hats and scarves for the troups in early December. Each year they send about 60,000 shoeboxes with a handmade item included. To date they have shipped over 700,000 boxes! They request hats and scarves 5-7” wide and 45-50” long (PLEASE NOTE change in length from the figure I mentioned at the meeting!). Please use washable acrylic in dark, neutral colors. 8. **** December meeting deadlines for the following charities: Holiday-colored baby hats, for local hospitals; Washable hats and scarves for the homeless men at Olga’s church; and washable hats and scarves for the troups through Operation Gratitude. 10. Charities that we help all year: a. Afghans for Afghanistan continues to need items for children aged 7–16, such as vests, hats, sweaters, socks, and blankets, and the items should be wool only. ’Afghans’ mainly needs socks and sweaters. Judy Gregory takes our donations and mails them off. We can also make wool afghan blocks of any size, using worsted weight wool yarn in a firm (not lacey) pattern. Judy prefers garter stitch. She collects them and then puts them together to make afghans. b. Christ Child Society takes baby things: blankets, hats, booties, sweaters. Betty Molinaro will collect them each month. This group makes layettes for needy mothers, and they like to include a handmade item. c. Jerri Thomson collects chemo caps for Knots of Love, an organization that sends the caps to cancer centers, now even in England. They have a website which lists the specific yarns they require us to use for the caps. http://www.knotsoflove.org/ d. Irene Rezaie takes 2 or 4-holed buttons to send to women in Africa. They make things to sell using these buttons, and it gives them a livelihood.