Who we are….. A wonderful group of ladies who share an interest in and love for knitting and crocheting. Our Story….. Our group came together as a result of the parish's small group initiative, so we have been meeting for a little over a year. We are an eclectic group of experienced and (mostly) inexperienced knitters and crocheters. Parishioner Regina Roach is our patient leader and teacher. We started out learning the basics, progressing from dishcloths to baby hats. Under Regina's guidance we undertook a service project, “Click Purple for Babies”, an awareness campaign about Shaken Baby Syndrome, in which we knitted/crocheted (with a lot of help from other parish and community friends) more than 350 purple baby hats to be distributed during the month of November to Mercy Medical and Aultman Hospitals. We have now progressed to individual projects, making gloves, socks, sweaters, and scarves. But it is not just about the knitting and crocheting. It's about the fun and friendship that we share at our meetings and social events and the common bond of our Catholic faith. When we meet….. Two times a month on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. (several members serve as hostesses on a rotating basis) AND between the 8:30 and 11:00 Masses on the 2nd Sunday of the month in the social hall Our invitation….. The group is open to all women of the parish. Don't know how to knit? Not a problem! Most of us didn't when we started! Come and learn! Contact….. Regina Roach 330-323-5272
The Knitting and Crocheting Group is always working on various service projects. Recently they are focusing on a few specific projects and would love your help.
First Service Project: Red Scarf Project Foster Care To Success
When children graduate and go off to college, they often receive care packages from home. Foster children have aged out of the foster program by the time they head off to college and often have no one to send them care packages. The Red Scarf Project - Foster Care to Success sends care packages to these college students three times a year. The red scarves are included in the Valentine's Day package.
Scarves may be knitted or crocheted and can be any shade of red. They may also include other colors as long as the primary color is red. Dimensions should be 60 inches long and 5-8 inches wide. The organization is based out of North Olmstead Ohio.
The scarves must be received by the organization between September 1st and December 15th.
Second and Third Service Projects: Knit or Crochet Hats for Newborns, Children, Adolescents, Adults.
Hats for Adolescents and Adults will be provided to the Calvary Mission in downtown Canton.
Hats for Newborns and Children will be provided to Akron Children's Medical Center.
Hats for newborns and children should be made with 100% acrylic, to prevent allergic reactions.