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*KnitPixie* 01-26-2006 12:29 AM

Leftover yarn...... You can help
Hi, I am new to the forum. I am currently experiencing hand and arm pain and I am seeing a rheumatologist. He told me to knit lightly... no more big projects for a while :doh: . So I decided to knit for charity. :XX: I am now a member of a charity group that knits booties, hats, blankets, etc. for premature babies in the NICU who need our help. Some of these babies are born so small that their heads are as small as a lemon :crying: It makes me sad to see children in such a state. You too can help either by becoming a member yourself or if you do not have the time or skill to do this you can help by doing other things such as donating yarn ( most of us have yarn sitting around that we have no intentions of using, why not donate it to a good cause, all yarn donated will be used to make items for these unfortunate children), knitting needles etc, monetary support anything you can do to help would be much appreciated. If anyone wants to donate anything or has any questions just ask me. Thank you :heart:

Cristy 01-26-2006 12:42 AM

hey there--I commend you for tackling such a great issue--my dh was born at 2.5 lbs. His parents were making funeral arrangements and limiting the time that they spent with him--it led my sil to become a picu nurse! Dh is fine--quite the miracle story!

How did you get started doing that? Was there already a group set up or did you start one? Did you guys just call the hospitals and ask if they'd take the stuff or were they looking for someone?

I'd love to do something similar--lease gimme some more info--if nothing else I will definately send you some yarn. :)

Jenelle 01-26-2006 01:01 AM

Ohh that's something I would like to do!! Where in PA do you live?

*KnitPixie* 01-26-2006 01:41 AM

Preemie Project
Thank you Cristy! At this present time I am only a member to this group that was already set up. I searched the net till I found an organization I wanted to help. I myself was a preemie so I have a soft spot for these children. One day I would like to start my own organization but right now I do not have the time or funds to be a moderator. So until then I have every intention of helping this organization. I live in Phila, PA however the organization is based in Iowa. So as a member I help raise funds, gather supplies such as yarn, old knitting notions, etc. and knit for these little angels and then send them to the organization base.

Jenelle 01-26-2006 01:44 AM

Ahh philly... That's not that far from here.

KellyK 01-26-2006 01:44 AM

Knitpixie, you are most welcome to start a knit-a-long for your organization (or even for preemies in general) in our Knit-A-Long forum! Its a GOOD thing that you are doing!

*KnitPixie* 01-26-2006 01:48 AM

where in Pennsylvania do you live

Jenelle 01-26-2006 01:50 AM

I live near center county.. I don't want to give out my exact location though for security purposes :shifty:

*KnitPixie* 01-26-2006 01:53 AM

oh ok I know what ya mean ;)

Jenelle 01-26-2006 01:57 AM

Yeah... But, I do like this idea.. I'll be going to our local hospital on the 4th, for babysitting classes(I'm 13 and I'm doing this for school), and I was going to ask the teacher there if she knows the knitting group locally and where they hang out. Hopefully all the other girls/guys won't laugh :rollseyes:

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