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Old 09-26-2007, 02:02 PM   #1
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I have started knitting blocks for WUA. I bought some super save red heart yarn that I thought I would use to make afghans for my girls. They didn't like the feel of the yarn-not soft enough(can't blame them).

Is or has done this before?

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Old 09-26-2007, 03:37 PM   #2
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Is is the one they promoted last time on Knitty Gritty? I did that one last year. Sent them a dozen squares. I don't know what happened to them after that, but I got a nice thank you postcard about 4 months after I sent them in.
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:44 PM   #3
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I know all Michaels stores (in the US) take the squares too. They have to be 7x9 I think. Canada has another project that's very similar, but I can't recall what it's name is right now.

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I WOULD NOT donate your Warm Up America squares through Michael's!!!

A couple years ago, my friends and I donated squares at our local Michael's. We discovered later they simply threw all their donations in the trash.

In listening to an older podcast of Cast On, there was a listener on there who found out the squares were sitting in a back room...her and her friend ended up taking them and sewing them together themselves.

I would donate directly!
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:10 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by PammieJR View Post
I WOULD NOT donate your Warm Up America squares through Michael's!!!

A couple years ago, my friends and I donated squares at our local Michael's. We discovered later they simply threw all their donations in the trash.

In listening to an older podcast of Cast On, there was a listener on there who found out the squares were sitting in a back room...her and her friend ended up taking them and sewing them together themselves.

I would donate directly!

Thanks for the info.

I knit some squares to take to Michael's but never dropped them off. I look at the donation basket when I go by there, usually there are several squares in it. But I always wondered if they actually made it to WUA. Next time I'm in there I might just question them about it.
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I just got a random email from someone at our local Michael's asking for donations.

I like the idea of this charity but I have no idea how she got my email address. I think she may have joined one of our local online groups just to solicit to us. Ugh.

So is the main Warm Up America charity legit?

From the website, it looks like they are encouraging people to form groups to do the seaming work (for afghans) and to donate locally. What do you think?
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