Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Warm Up America!

Warm Up America! is a charity that has warmed peoples' lives since 1991. It started in a small Wisconsin town with neighbors knitting and crocheting afghans for neighbors in need. Warm Up America! founder Evie Rosen came up with the idea of having volunteers knit or crochet small sections and then others join them together to create blankets and afghans.

Today, knitted or crocheted rectangles are sent to the Warm Up America! headquarters by people across the nation. Then volunteers sew the colorful rectangles into blankets and afghans that are given those in homeless shelters, teen pregnancy homes, battered women’s shelters, nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, and clinics, and to national nonprofit agencies such as the American Red Cross. 

Why not take a couple of hours and make a 7 x 9 inch rectangle and send it to:

Warm Up America!, 740 N. Josey Lane, Suite 102, Carrollton, TX 75007

If you or someone you know is learning to knit or crochet, why not turn that beginning project into something that will warm another person. 

In addition to the rectangles, the Warm Up America! always accepts these knit and crochet items: 

Finished adult, child, and baby size afghans
Adult hats
Baby clothing
7" x 9" knit and crochet sections

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