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Shandeh 10-25-2010 10:20 PM

Scarves for the Homeless this Christmas
 
The St Anthony Foundation is a charitable organization that aids the homeless and hungry in San Francisco, California. Every day St. Anthony's in San Francisco provides over 1600 people with food, clothing, drug and alcohol recovery and medical care. To date they have served more than 37 million meals to the hungry.

They are collecting hand-knit scarves to give to the homeless every Christmas.

Here's the website, with more info:
http://www.stanthonysf.org/?q=donate/knit

If you would like to help, just cast on a scarf, using mid-weight washable wool or wool-blend yarn (please NO cotton yarn - it's not warm and holds moisture). The finished scarf should be 5-7 inches wide, and 48-60 inches long. Use neutral, bright, or classic colored yarn (no white or light shades, please).

The Deadline this year is December 21, 2011.

Scarves can be dropped off or mailed to:

St. Anthony Foundation
Attn: Knitting Project
150 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

Email: knitting@stanthonysf.org

melmac51 10-26-2010 01:18 PM

St. Anthony is my FAVORITE Saint! I just signed up on their website. Thanks for putting this on here!! :muah:

thisisme7899 11-19-2010 02:50 PM

Homeless peoples scarfs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Shandeh (Post 1303823)
The St Anthony Foundation is a charitable organization that aids the homeless and hungry in San Francisco, California.

They are now collecting 2500 hand-knit scarves to give to the homeless this Christmas.

Here's the website, with more info:
http://www.stanthonysf.org/?q=donate/knit

If you would like to help, just cast on a scarf, using aran or worsted weight wool or wool-blend yarn (NO cotton). The finished scarf should be 5-6 inches wide, and 58-60 inches long. Use neutral, bright, or classic colored yarn (no white or light shades, please).
The Deadline is December 15, 2010.

Scarves can be dropped off or mailed to:
St. Anthony Foundation
Attn: Knitting Project
150 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Email: knitting@stanthonysf.org

That's such an AMAZING idea! I would love to help, but is Missouri too far away? I don't know how much it would cost to send it there. Any tips?
Good job! :thumbsup:

Shandeh 11-19-2010 03:06 PM

Hi momo!

I don't think it would be that expensive to mail a scarf. Go for it! If you don't finish your scarf in time for the deadline, just keep working on it, and give it to the Red Scarf Project for Orphans instead in February.

mailgirl 12-28-2010 06:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by melmac51 (Post 1303888)
St. Anthony is my FAVORITE Saint! I just signed up on their website. Thanks for putting this on here!! :muah:

Poo! I wish I had seen this so I could have made a scarf! Although I no longer attend church... I love St. Anthony! He has helped me to find so many lost objects!:aww:

tinajane 06-07-2011 04:11 AM

hi
 
I just signed up on their website. Thanks for putting this on here!! :muah:

Trivian 10-18-2011 06:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mailgirl (Post 1309065)
Poo! I wish I had seen this so I could have made a scarf! Although I no longer attend church... I love St. Anthony! He has helped me to find so many lost objects!:aww:

Dp do I. Adore St. Anthony, since it's an irreplaceable place for me being always in habit of losing things.!

animalsme 10-18-2011 12:01 PM

Signed up.

Cheers :)


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