Social Service Knitting
Not a retreat, but just like one because when we serve others, we take care of ourselves.
Join us for scheduled weekly "mini retreats" with old and new friends to knit for the following three organizations from Mid - December and culminating at Knitting in the Heartland in April.
Sunflower House: They work with victims of abuse ranging from ages 3 - 17 in Wyandotte and Johnson County. We will be making hats, scarves, and blankets for individuals they serve. Greatest need is for teenage sizes. For more information about this organization, visit their website at https://sunflowerhouse.org/.
Knitted Knockers: Many of us know someone who has had breast cancer and has had a mastectomy or lumpectomy. We will be making breast prosthetics to be donated to local hospitals for distribution to women in our area or beyond if needed. Greatest need for our area is A and B cup sizes. Please note only specific yarns can be used to make the prosthetics and we have a number of skeins available which were graciously donated to our organization. For more information, visit their website at https://www.knittedknockers.org/.
Mother Bear Project: Unconditional love is one of the best gifts a person can bestow onto someone else. For children in emerging countries who have lost their only caregiver to AIDS / HIV, a hand knit bear is just the gift they need. This is a great project to let your creative juices flow and is a great destaching project. We have purchased a few patterns so please see a subcommittee member if you would like to knit or crochet a bear. For more information, visit their website at http://motherbearproject.org/about.html.
SSK 2.0 Meeting Times
Date, Time, Location Hosts ( sub-committee member(s)
Thursday, February 22nd Karen E.
5pm - 7pm
7313 W 80th St, Overland Park, KS
Sunday, February 25th Karen E.
2pm - 4pm
6000 Ikea Way, Merriam, KS
4:30pm - 6pm Rebecca C.
Starbucks (inside Dillons)
4701 W 6th, Lawrence, KS
Thursday, March 7th Karen E
5pm - 7pm
Sunday, March 10th Heather R.
9am - 11am
Mother Earth Coffee
3504 Gillham Rd, Kansas City, MO
Thursday, March 21st Melanie M.
9:30am - 11:30am
The Glass Cat Cafe and Joan D
11657 Kaw Dr, Kansas City, KS
Saturday, March 23rd Karen E.
9:00am - 11:00am
1301 Woodswether Rd, Kansas City, MO
**Join us afterwards at MOPACA!!
MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON. CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UPDATES.
Sunflower Knitters Association would like to thank Berroco and Kraemer Yarns for their donations to support the above projects.