This story originally appeared on Star-Telegram.com
Saturday, January 6th marked Warm Up America!’s 4th annual Made with Love event for the organization’s North Texas chapter. The event marks the donation and distribution of hand-knitted and crocheted items to those in need during the cold weather. Items include hats, scarves, gloves, baby booties, and more.
Sarah Guenther, public relations coordinator for the Craft Yarn Council and Warm Up America!, told the Star-Telegram that the Fort Worth event has brought in over 3,000 donated items this year.
ABOUT WARM UP AMERICA!
Warm Up America! was started in a small Wisconsin town in 1991 with neighbors knitting and crocheting afghans for neighbors in need. Thanks to the creativity of founder Evie Rosen who came up with the idea of having volunteers knit or crochet small sections and then others join them together, the idea quickly caught on. Today Warm Up America distributes warm afghans, caps and other items to tens of thousands of people, thanks to the generosity of knitters and crocheters around the country. Find out more here.