On April 11, the Knit 4 Charities club met with Nancy Mango of Bright Futures to donate the items of clothing that they’d created throughout the school year. The club was created by Ms. Thomas of the IT department because she wanted to find a way to combine sharing her passion for knitting with students with contributing to the community. She worked with history teacher Ms. Kaminski to create the club and is “very pleased with the results” for this year.
The club has yarn donated to them to learn to knit such items of clothing as gloves, hats, scarves, cowls, and baby blankets–and students who bring their own yarn can make items for themselves. The club decided to donate their pieces to Bright Futures this year and they were picked up April 11. Ms. Thomas called the experience, “another example of students choosing to use their talents to help other students in our schools.” However, she hopes to get more students to come to the club next year.
Donations of yarn, needles, and clothing items are still being accepted and should be dropped off in the main office.