The Celtic Knot has joined forces with Warm Up America! to crochet and knit to blankets to donate to local nursing homes, shelters, hospitals, daycare facilities & more.
If you want to help us Warm Up America! simply start knitting or crocheting.
Volunteers are asked to donate 7″ x 9″ rectangle out of worsted weight, washable yarn. These can be any stitch or pattern as long as they are 7” x 9” rectangle. Once completed, they can be dropped off at The Celtic Knot during their hours of operation or brought to meetings and turned in. The Celtic Knot will be offering a 10% off store coupon for every 4 squares donated by an individual to say “Thank you for your support.”
When enough rectangles have been donated volunteers will sew them together and decide on a location for donation.
If volunteers have an interest in making an entire afghan, knit or crochet the afghan to any size or pattern you wish. There is a need, for instance, for baby afghans and lap throws which are much smaller than the standard Warm Up America! afghan.
Our chapter of Warm Up America! will meet the last Wednesday of every month at 6pm. If you would like to start a group meeting at another time please contact Terry
at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact The Celtic Knot.
A medium weight, machine washable and dryable acrylic yarn is the ideal yarn
to use for WUA! blankets and accessories so completed items are easy to clean.
Agencies to which the foundation has donated afghans include:
● Women’s shelters
● Nursing homes
● Children’s hospitals
● Hospitals and hospices
● Daycare centers
● Veterans’ homes
● AIDS facilities
● Homeless shelters
● American Red Cross chapters
WUA! afghans are distributed to individuals and families in need through community service organizations as well as through chapters of national organizations such as the American Red Cross. The foundation maintains a database with requests from social service agencies. As afghans are received and assembled, they are shipped to the agency at the top of the list. WUA! volunteers
around the country are encouraged to donate completed afghans within their own community in the true spirit of “neighbor helping neighbor.”
Warm Up America! is always accepting these knit and crochet items.
● Finished adult, child, and baby size blankets and lapghans for wheelchairs
● Adult hats
● Baby clothing
● 7″ x 9″ knit or crochet sections