This year, there was a specific goal in mind when teaching the students how to knit: how to give of their time and talents. Many of the students at Finch Elementary are low-income families. They are used to receiving meals, rides, clothes, etc. Yarns of Hope wanted these students to know what it feels like to not only receive but to give in return. While the students learned how a new talent in the hopes of carrying this throughout their life, squares were made and then joined to make a group blanket.
This blanket was then decided by the "designers" who to give this to. The class wanted to give this to one of their teachers who is pregnant.
Yarns of Hope would love to teach a new batch of 5th graders next year, but we need your help! Volunteering for an hour a week is needed from 4-5 knitters/crocheters to help give more one-on-one training and speed up the tutoring process. Please consider donating your time in the fall and see young future crafters learn what we ourselves have become so passionate about.
Many thanks, Becca for organizing this year! This program has certainly made an impact for years to come!