Warm Hearts

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We are now accepting donations for the 2015 Warm Hearts project!!!

What does it actually mean to be poor? It means knowing what everything costs, sleeping on a lumpy futon, or on the floor, a heater in one room of the house, your mom hoping you don’t have a growth spurt. It means wearing hand-me-downs, discarded clothes, and never having a pair of new socks. Being poor is not enough space, not enough light, not enough food, not enough heat, glued-on soles that come off your shoes in the gymnasium, and not having crayons. It’s a demoralizing life.

The current economic climate has taken its toll on the poor and underserved among us and has had an especially large impact on poor children. Our own neighbors of Wilkinsburg, where 57% of the population lives at or below the poverty line, have been among the hardest hit.

As the cold weather approaches, we invite our closely knit community to knit/crochet or sew hats, scarves and mittens for pre-school and school-aged children. These will be distributed via the Wilkinsburg Community Ministry (WCM) and the Wilkinsburg schools. We ask that you create your items out of machine wash/dry yarns or materials. We can provide patterns if you wish, or you can create your own.

 

** All of the information and patterns are linked below.  Simply contact the store to let us know of your involvement and we’ll help you get started.  **

Ruth Kittner, from Warm Hearts, is available to answer any questions you may have. If you would like to find out more about Warm Hearts, you can contact Ruth directly at 412-680-1293 (email: ruthann001@gmail.com)

Be sure to read the feature article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

We’re very excited to continue this project with Warm Hearts and confident we can make the cold days a little more comfortable by sharing our love of the fiber arts with those who are less fortunate.

 

Warm Hearts/Warm Heads Hat Pattern

Warm Hearts/Warm Hands Mittens Pattern