Knerdy Knitters' Past Charity Projects
In 2016, our charity project was to knit or crochet nests for small mammals or birds for Wildlife Rescue Nests. These tiny, tightly worked nests look like upside down caps. They provide a safe for birds and small animals to cover and be nursed back to health.
Guild members knit or crocheted hats, scarves, mittens and other supplies to help people coming to the Burbank Temporary Aid Center. BTAC, founded in 1974, is the centralized source of services for those who are hungry, homeless, need shelter or financial help with utility bills, transportation of a limited amount of medical help.
Crochet hooks and knitting needles flashed as guild members made scarves, hats and chemo hats for the LA Love Scarf Project. The City of Hope distributed them to people living with cancer "to make them feel warm and loved," as Bridget Fonger, founder of the Love Scarf Project, put it.
Project Linus relies on volunteers to hand make blankets and afghans to provide comfort, warmth and security to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need.
Established in 1991 in a small Wisconsin town, Warm Up America! is a nonprofit organization that recruits volunteers to knit or crochet afghans, blankets, caps, scarves or 7-inch by 9-inch sections that can be stitched together to make other items to help keep people in need warm during the winter.