Thursday, October 16, 2008

Purl for a Purpose

The Pine Street Inn is hosting a knit-a-thon to make blankets for the homeless. Now, I know that Island Yarn is knitting away (customers and employees!) on squares and I have seen a few at my guild meeting... so, what's a 9X9 inch square? 30 minutes? An hour? You can do it!!! Grab your needles and knit!
(my corporate competitor is hosting this event, but this makes me more determined to get MY company involved next year. Does YOUR company match your charitable donations?? MINE does--- ask your HR rep about your company's policy on charitable giving.)

There is an event coming up:

Sunday, November 9, 2008


11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Hosted by GE Healthcare, 116 Huntington Avenue, Boston
(Across from the Prudential Center and accessible by the Prudential and Copley stops on the Green line and Back Bay station on the Orange line.)


To make a difference in the lives of formerly homeless men and women

Info from the webpage:

How to Get Started


Sign up today! To sign up or for questions, please e-mail Eric Monty or call 617-892-9173.


Create your own web page for pledges! Go to and follow the easy instructions to set up your personalized pledge page where you can direct friends and family members to donate to Pine Street.


Start Fundraising! Ask your friends and family to either make a donation on your Web site or pledge on a per-square basis. (For example: $1 per square x 50 squares = $50.) Read our tips for fundraising. Although fundraising is not a requirement, we strongly encourage all knitters to fundraise or make a personal donation to support Pine Street.

Step 4:

Start Knitting! Even though the event is in November, begin knitting now! Knit as many 9" x 9" squares as possible. We will knit squares at the event, but pre-knitted squares will allow us to assemble more blankets.


Tell all knitters!
Invite your friends to join in the fun.

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