Wednesday, December 21, 2016

On December 20, 2016, seven regular members of the "Karing Knitters" group, Peggy Fleming, Barbara Heimowitz, Harriet Skelly, Jan Barnes, Lina Terferi, Rita Weikal, and Debbie Schriber, took BART to San Francisco and donated 83 scarves and 138 hats to St. Anthony's.  This was our 5th year knitting scarves and hats for the homeless living in San Francisco.
 The "Karing Knitters" group began 6 years ago with three members from Danville and two members living in Castro Valley.  The group has grown and changed over the years and we now have two groups of knitters who meet twice monthly in Danville and in Castro Valley.  A huge thanks go to the eleven regular members, Phyllis Clark, Melanie Gutterson, Marcelle Roise, and Ann Cygielman and the knitters mentioned above plus some knitters from the Alamo Women's Club; Susan Klein, Kathy Berger, Annette Cohn, Sandi McKae, plus friends of friends in the knitting groups who donate occasionally or one time only: Ruth Yu, Judy Ginsburg, Maria Salcedo, Jean Yang.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Scarves for Shelter women

One of our knitters, Barbara, is a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. It is an organization of retired and active teachers. We contributed 30 scarves to bags made for women in a shelter in Hayward. They also got toiletries, tissues and other special gifts as part of their holiday donation. They were very grateful for our contributions.

Headbands for foster girls


We can't thank you enough for making the beautiful knitted/crocheted headbands for the foster girls. I gave them their new headbands this evening and they absolutely love them. (Their faces are covered because of privacy issues). Thank you so much again for spending the time making them. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Delivery to Youth Homes

Peggy delivered 10 adult size hats on November 28th  to Youth Homes , which is a nonprofit agency for abused and traumatized foster kids. Some of the kids live in foster homes and these hats will be given to those clients during the Christmas holiday season. Thank you karing knitters for your donations and for brightening these foster kids' holiday season.