Gastonia, North Carolina
Who they are: It’s rare that volunteers get to see how their personal contributions make a difference. Not so with Warm Up America. Mobilizing community sewing circles across the country, WUA encourages volunteers to crochet or knit their own 7” by 9” rectangles and mail them to their local chapters. Sections are then sewn together to create handmade afghans to be distributed to daycare centers, children’s hospitals, women’s shelters, the American Red Cross, and AIDS and homeless facilities across the country. Don’t know how to knit or crochet? WUA can set you up with a local group to teach you how. Your little effort goes a long way for someone in need.
How to Help: Create your own 7″ by 9″ section for a Warm Up America blanket, get a crochet or knitting circle going in your area or make a monetary contribution.