Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Warm Up America! Update

This is from Craft Yarn Council and Warm Up America! It includes additional details about how you can put your crochet and knitting skills to good use! 

Michaels & Warm Up America: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

In these challenging economic times, with news of natural disasters devastating communities across the country, Michaels Stores are teaming up with the national charity Warm Up America to bring warmth to families in need. Beginning with a special in-store event on November 11th, Michaels’ Discover knit and crochet instructors will spearhead a Warm Up America campaign with special in-store demonstrations and instruction showing volunteers how to put their knitting and crochet talents to work to help others.  The drive will continue through January 2013.

Date: Sunday, November 11, 2012
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Locations: Michaels 200 Greenbriar Dr. Normal, IL 61761.  309-268-4007.
                     Michaels 5212 N. Big Hollow Rd. Peoria, IL 61615.   309-692-3275.

Since 1992, Warm Up America has been enlisting the aid of knitters and crocheters of all ages to stitch 7” by 9” rectangles, which are joined into colorful patchwork afghans by other volunteers. To date, more than 275,000 thousand afghans, as well as other articles of clothing, have been distributed to shelters, Red Cross chapters, hospitals and community service organizations. The blankets assembled at each Michaels store will be donated in their community.

For more information about Warm Up America, visit: and the Discover Knit and Crochet Program:

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