Voices Against Violence/Laurie's House
St. Albans, VT
After learning that we would also donate yarn, etc. Laurie's House started a new healing group. "We are so grateful and so excited to launch a new crochet / healing group. I love the calming, grounding, meditative quality of crocheting! I'm very willing to teach any survivor who would like to learn. I will certainly keep you posted on how it's coming along."
In FY 2020/21, 74 people were provided safe housing and support emergency housing through their motel program for a total of 4903 bed nights.
SLIPPERS AND WASHCLOTHS
15 Women's Small - DONE
35 Women's Medium -DONE
7 Women's Large - DONE
8 Preteen Girls - DONE
8 Preteen Boys -DONE
8 Youth Girls -DONE
8 Youth Boys -DONE
6 Toddler Girls -DONE
6 Toddler Boys - DONE
4 Baby Girl Booties -DONE
4 Baby Boy Booties -DONE
100 Washcloths -DONE
Pet blankets may be knitted, crocheted or sewn, but must be washable. Knit or crocheted blankets should be a tight weave, fairly thick (use several strands together or a single strand of #5 or #6 bulky yarn.) Suitable fabrics are denim, flannel, heavy cotton with batting in between layers and stitched from corner to corner so the batting doesn't bunch up when washed.
3 X-Small (14"x 18") - DONE
3 Small (20" X 20") -DONE
3 Medium (24" X 24") -DONE
3 Large (24" X 30") - DONE
3 X -Large (36" X 36") - DONE
12 Skeins of yarn - DONE
12 Pair of Knitting Needles -DONE
12 Crochet Hooks - DONE
12 Pair of Scissors (Blunt Tip) -DONE
12 Large Eyed Yarn Needles -DONE
**You may send used knitting needles and crochet hooks but please do not send plastic knitting needles if they are bowed or bent. No 14" knitting needles.
** Worsted or bulky preferred. No partial skeins or balls.
**Knitting needles, 8" or 10", single or double point. Circulars are fine too.
**Preferred sizes for knitting needles are 7,8,9,10, 10 1/2, 11.
** Crochet Hooks. Preferred sizes are G, H, I, J and K.
**Scissors: All scissors should be children's blunt tipped scissors.
If you don't want to have to worry about shipping costs but would like to contribute to this challenge, gift cards are always welcome so that shelters can pick up supply they need. Gift cards at major stores, including Amazon, are always welcome.
Mailing Deadline: April 15, 2022
Voices Against Violence
23 Catherine St.
St. Albans, VT 05478