• Becky

    What a beautiful idea! I’ve started on mine and have spread the word to my fellow knitters. This is a great cause and something everyone can relate to. Great job, Lion Brand!

  • http://discoveringme2009.blogspot.com/ Patty

    I definitely want to participate. Are there any specifics on length of scarves or size of hats? I did this a few years ago for a church and they had specifics colors,sizes, etc. Please post any if there are. Great job Lion Brand!

    Studio says: Hi Patty, no, there are no specifics. Partnership for the Homeless is providing them for families with kids of all ages. Colors for men and women, boys and girls are welcome. The only suggestion is that you think about making them with washable yarns to make it easier for these families to care for them.

  • kym

    what a wonderfully generous idea! i would do this, even without the 20% coupon incentive.
    and what a great way to use up those bits of leftover yarn (think stripey scarves and hats!) yum ^_^

  • Kerry

    I do not live in New York but would love to participate – is there an address that I can mail the hats and scarves. Thank you

    Studio says: Hi Kerry, we’re so glad that you’re interested in participating, but we are not collecting by mail. Visit the Partnership for the Homeless’s website by clicking here to see if you can donate directly, or click here to find a charity in your area.

  • Lori

    Do the hats and scarves have to be knitted as I have quite a few scarves that were given to me as gifts that I will not be using and would like to donate them. Thank you.

    Studio says: Hi Lori, we will accept new scarves and hats of any sort, as they will all be going to good use.

  • Debbie

    Count me in. I think this is a great idea. I am happy to support a local charity.

  • suzanne simonelli

    would love to participate!

  • Heather

    Will you accept any other items, or just hats and scarves? I have made a few afghans and baby sweaters for which I have not yet found a home.

    Studio says: Hi Heather, this drive is specifically for hats & scarves, but you can click here to use the Lion Brand Charity Connection and find charities that can put your creations to good use.

  • joan totaro

    I WOULD LIKE TO DONATE HATS THAT I HAVE BEEN KNITTING. WHERE WOULD I SEND THEM?

    Studio says: You can drop them off in person to the Lion Brand Yarn Studio (the collection site). We are not collecting by mail. Visit the Partnership for the Homeless’s website by clicking here to see if you can donate directly, or click here to find a charity in your area.

  • Jeanie Jee

    perhaps someone on this blog is willing to collect the mailins and deliver to the store??

  • kym

    i was just about to offer to collect donations by mail and drop them off at the lion brand studio :-)
    anyone who’s interested please email me: iheartollie@gmail.com

  • Eleni in Brooklyn

    Great idea and I will also make a few hats. May I also donate used hats and scarves that are still in good condition? I would of course launder them before bringing them in. Thanks!

    Studio says: Thank you so much, your used hats and scarves are also welcome!

  • Laura

    Any suggestions for long-lasting, washable fibers, outside of a super-wash wool? I’m sure that there are recipients of these items that, like me, have wool allergies.

    Thanks for giving us all the opportunity to be part of such a wonderful project!

    Studio says: In addition to our LB Collection Superwash Merino (our 100% washable wool), many of our yarns are machine washable, such as Cotton-Ease, Vanna’s Choice, and Recycled Cotton. You can click on any of the yarn links to find the care instructions.

  • Juanita Rocherlle

    I will be crocheting hats for the homeless i feel passionately about this issue since I was once homeless. I am now a designer and have just completed my 2nd successful show

    Studio says: How inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing that.

  • Rebecca Snider

    It’s too bad these need to be dropped off in person because I would be glad to make a scarf and donate it but I live in Georgia. It’s a bit hard to just “drop one off” in person. :)

    Becca

    Studio says: We are not collecting by mail, but you can visit the Partnership for the Homeless’s website by clicking here to see if you can donate directly, or click here to find a charity in your area.

  • Alicia

    I twittered some questions to your twitter page and got 2 differing answers. Could someone help me out? My mom and I are working on hats to donate. When I asked if I could use handwash yarn I was told this: “machine washable is best for the scarves, but not needed for the hats. We will welcome anything!” So I asked about attaching a note or label to the item (explaining that the item is handwash) and I got this as a response: “it’s best to use machine washable yarn for your hats & scarves. Easy care is always best for charity knitting”. I had to look through my bins to find handwash yarn (moda dea 100% wool) and I did find some (not a lot though, sorry). My mom can literally churn out 7 hats in a good week (she’s retired so she has time to do them and is extremely excited to help). My question is: Is it okay to make hats that are handwash? After the first response I thought I could but now I’m not sure. It’s just that the 2 replies I received confused me and we were so excited to help the homeless. Even just using the machine washable yarn we should have about 4 hats to donate (wish I could donate more).

    Studio says: It is best to use machine washable yarns, but I’m sure Partnership for the Homeless will be grateful for any donation.

  • http://www.crochet4charity.ning.com valerie andrews

    I love this idea! Since I don’t get into the city, I am just buying, and begging :-) Lion Brand Yarns to make hats, scarves and prayer shawls for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Dallas, PA. They see that they are dispursed to the local shelter and to Hospice. Knowing someone will receive comfort is reward enough for me. I am so thankful that others are caring and sharing, too. Keep up the great works.

  • Linda Schoen

    We just finished a craft sale for the Special Olympics in St. Charles, IL for which I made 17 scarves, 3 hats, a placemat, and 12 purses. How do we get discounts for charity work or for volume discounts. I have a bunch of family members that want matching vests, snuggles, etc. but buying direct from you is soooo expensive with the shipping, etc.
    Thanks for all the colors and styles of yarn!

    Studio says: This is the blog for the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, a retail shop in New York City. Please e-mail the Lion Brand Yarn Company’s customer service department at support@lionbrand.com for more information about donations and discounts for charity.

  • Joanne

    This is a great idea- i live in NJ and won’t be able to make it into the city to drop them off- but will look into charity organizations closer to home. I love your yarn- and I have crocheted quite a few hats and scarves with the Wool-Ease Thick and Quick

  • Carole Foley

    I, too, have a group( of eleven) that makes and donates crocheted items to our local hospital. We (The Lake Angels) just celebrated out first Anniversary and as of this month we have donated 100 blankets etc in 2009. Another person asked my question but I will repeat it. We are a group of moderate means woman who pay for the yarn our selves. Does Lion Brand offer any discounts to groups like ours?

    We love the Loin Brand web-site and are planning a “field trip” to the new store in NYC. Our favorite yarn is Vanna’s choice. TX!

    Studio says: Hi Carole, we can’t wait for you to visit us! In the meantime, please e-mail the company’s customer service department at support@lionbrand.com for more information about donations and discounts for charity.

  • Silvia

    Our high school knit and crochet club makes hats and scarves for our homeless shelter every year. It is just one of the charity projects they work on over the year.

  • Moira

    Is the Lion Brand Studio still collecting scarves for the Partnership for the Homeless? If so, is there anyone out there who could accept mail delivery and bring them in to the city? I have knitted/crocheted about 9 scarves so far and would love to see them go to the homeless but can’t get in to the city to deliver them.

    Studio says: That collection ended a year ago, we are currently collecting for Warm Up America, however, as the blog post states, we do not collect by mail. The reason we do not collect by mail is, the point of charity collections is for the donations to get to the charity. It’s a waste of everyone’s time and money for you to ship to us, and us to ship to the charity. It’s wonderful you want to donate scarves to charity, please mail them directly to your local charity of choice. You can visit the Partnership for the Homeless’s website by clicking here to see if you can donate directly, or click here to find a charity in your area.

  • fiona

    Hi, just looking at the previous post, what is the last day for submission for Warm Up America?

    Studio says: You are commenting on a post for a year ago. For information on our current charity efforts for Warm Up America (collection through November 2010), please refer to this year’s blog posts. Click here.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, I appreciate the program you have to help the families in need, and cooperating with people who have interests in knitting is a great advantage because it will showcase their artistry.

    Tracy Richardson,
    Donate a Car
    Wheels for Wishes

  • Anonymous

    Wow, I appreciate the program you have to help the families in need, and cooperating with people who have interests in knitting is a great advantage because it will showcase their artistry.

    Tracy Richardson,
    Donate a Car
    Wheels for Wishes