Make It Better: A Craftalong For Sandy Relief
This is just a quick post to pass along some info regarding a craftalong being organized by Brett Bara and Natalie Soud to make warm things from those suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, especially in New York City.
I’m planning to make a fleece blanket this afternoon, and rummage thru my unfinished knitting projects to see if there are any hats, scarves and/or mittens that would be suitable. Isn’t this the perfect motivation for finally finishing those things?
I hope you will also consider making something warm and popping it in the mail pretty quickly!!
Here are the basic instructions (copied from Brett’s post):
HOW TO HELP
MAKE IT. Simply knit, crochet or sew a warm garment or blanket–items most needed are hats, socks, gloves/mittens, scarves, sweaters, and blankets. Use one of the quick and easy free patterns we found below, or any pattern you like. If you’d like to include other small items to help the relief effort, feel free to donate another warm garment (new or gently used, please). We are hearing reports that general clothing is no longer needed, so please restrict your donations to warm winter items only.SEND IT. Send your finished item to 9 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10013 as soon as possible (c/o Natalie Soud). We want to start distributing warm goods within a week or less, so stitch something quick and send it off! Our volunteers will deliver the items to various points in and around New York City. (Although we’ll start delivering immediately, we’ll be accepting donations for the near future, so free free to send projects whenever they’re complete.)CRAFTALONG. Share what you’ve made and help spread the word! Please, please, please blog, Tweet, Facebook, Instagram, and Pin that you’re participating in the Sandy Craftalong as soon as you can (like today!) so that we can get as many hands stitching as possible. Then, when you finish your project, share what you’ve made by posting it on your own blog and on our Facebook page at facebook.com/sandycraftalong. Also remember to use the tags #makeitbetter and #sandycraftalong
You can find the information in Brett’s post here.
And the address to send things is:
Soho Grand Hotel
310 W. Broadway
New York, NY 10013