are a large part of what our guild is about.
Below are some patterns that you can use for your charity knitting.
Be sure to join and check out the Warm Up Cleveland Ravelry Group
to learn more about the organization.
Warm Up Cleveland is a year-round program that accepts any and all handcrafted items: hats, scarves, mittens, handwarmers, headbands, socks, slippers, shawls, blankets, afghans, quilts, baby blankets, bootees,
sweaters, cowls, stuffed toys or comfort items for kids, and so on.
Our liaison with Warm Up Cleveland is our Service Chair Debbie Hajzak.
Completed items and/or donated yarn or supplies may be dropped off at one of our guild meetings or at ANY Cleveland Public Library branch or the Main Library downtown.
Visit http://www.cpl.org/Locations.aspx for a list of locations, a map and links for each location including phone, email and hours.
You can also mail your donations to:
Cleveland Public Library
Attn: Warm Up Cleveland
325 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
All sizes are needed, everything from full term babies to adults.
Especially appreciated are items for men, kids’ mittens, hats of all sizes
and baby items of all types
The items we make are distributed to local charities serving the city of Cleveland.
The charities with whom we work are open to all and serve those in need
regardless of race, religion and so on.
Here are the charities with whom we currently share the items you make and donate:
Providence House Crisis Nursery - for children from birth to age 6 whose parents voluntarily surrender their children when their family is in crisis for any reason.
West Side Catholic Center - operates walk-in and social services centers open to anyone in need as well as a shelter for women with children.
Laura’s Home - a shelter for women and children which is part of
the City Mission family of service organizations.
2100 Lakeside Men’s Shelter - serves homeless men in the city of Cleveland.
Asian Services in Action - serves Asian immigrants
Esperanza, Inc. - serves Hispanic families in Cleveland.
Mary’s House - provides a safe place and offers support services and
referrals to women struggling with addiction.
Community Women’s Shelter - serves homeless women and those
transitioning out of homelessness.
Pathways Family Outreach Center - part of the City Mission family of services, serves families and individuals of all ages.
West Haven and Next Step Youth Shelters - serves young adults ages 19 - 24, especially young people who have aged out of foster care and county custodial care and are in need of shelter, job training and assistance and services to help them establish themselves in the absence of a family or other support network.
Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland - serves to strengthen families and individuals in both the Jewish and general communities and is committed to enhancing every individual's ability to thrive in the community.
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Cleveland Office - established in 1916, the International Services Center has served refugees and immigrants for 100 years. We open doors for uprooted people, helping the world’s most vulnerable rebuild their lives. We are part of a nationwide network that breaks through social, cultural, and economic barriers so previously interrupted lives can flourish. The first welcome begins with navigating American culture, laying solid foundations for a fresh start, and making essential community connections to successfully integrate into our community.
We also LOVE donations of unwanted yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks or other crafting supplies.
Click on the following patterns for a pdf file to print out or go to http://www.yarnspirations.com/lookbook/ to find free patterns in Caron Yarns' Stitch it Forward lookbook.