This year The Homespun Yarn Party and Knitters and Crocheters Care are collecting knit and crocheted shawls and scarves for Artemis House, a domestic violence shelter, and hats, scarves and mittens for men, women, children and infants at Shelter House. We are also collecting Comfort Monsters/stuffies and water bottle holders for TAPS. Let’s wow them with our generosity!
Artemis House is Fairfax County's only 24-hour emergency shelter for victims of domestic and sexual violence, stalking, and human trafficking (operated by Shelter House - see below).
Shelter House, Inc. is a community-based, non-profit organization serving homeless families in Fairfax County, Virginia. They operate a number of shelters, for people who are homeless, disabled and/or survivors of domestic violence. They also provide transitional housing and case management services. Its goals are to prevent and end homelessness and domestic violence by engaging the community, building effective relationships and providing crisis intervention, safe housing and supportive services.
TAPS provides a wide variety of programs and information to all those affected by a death of a loved one in the line of military duty. Each Memorial Day weekend, TAPS invites their members to attend their four-day Memorial Day event in Arlington, Virginia. Members are offered workshops and other forms of support where they learn to share, cope and heal from some of America’s leading experts on trauma and grief. Since 2003, Knitters and Crocheters Care (KCC) has attended this event; we teach knitting and crocheting and provide comfort items to attendees that stop by the KCC table.
Additionally, if you’re looking to destash - Knitters and Crocheters Care is collecting yarn for charity projects and charitable organizations throughout the DC metro area.
You can also grab your knitting needles and/or your crochet hooks, and come and knit/crochet with us. You are welcome to bring your own yarn, however, we will provide charity yarn for you to work with. We will have a couple of knit and crochet charity scarves going at the charity table. Please come by and add a few rows!
Hope to see you there!!