OUR NEW TENANTS AND FRIENDS AT COVETED YARN HAVE EXTENDED THIS INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROJECT.
Crafts for Charity and Ideas for the Holidays!
*NEW*!We now carry Sock-StopThis latex based paint lets you make the bottoms of your handmade socks or slippers have some grip and is great for kids!Little dots or paw prints add a fun surprise on the bottom of any socks!
Looking for a comfortable hoodie?The Wonderful Wallaby is a great sweater for kids and adults! Made all in one piece including the hood and front pocket! Made in any heavy worsted weight yarn this pattern starts at child size 2 and goes up to adult sizes!
Charity Knitting & CrochetJoin us for Charity Knit/Crochet on Monday nights from 6pm-9pm! Charity knitting is a great way to try new projects, stitches and use up stash, as well as helping others keep warm!Up-coming charity deadlines:November 7th is our first distribution deadline for winter goods such as hats, mittens, scarves and blankets.December 5th is the second, and last deadline for winter goods before the holidays, we will still be collecting them after this deadline to be distributed through the rest of winter and into spring!In search of items for newborns up to adults for winter goods!Also looking for prayer shawls!In our third quarter of 2019 we received over 150 donated items!Thank you for your support!We are continually overwhelmed and grateful for all your generosity!
Looking for a special gift?Made with 1 skein of Kashmir Mono by Urth Yarns, this cowl is 100% Cashmere in a fingering weight.Super soft and light, but worn double for warmth this makes a great gift for the knit worthy, or keep it for yourself!Pattern is free on Ravelry Here!
WELCOME THE STRANGER
Support Our New Neighbors NOW!
Can you imagine leaving everything behind—family, friends, profession, school, community, language, culture, climate, geography—and starting over from scratch? That’s exactly what so many newcomers to our community from foreign lands have had to do.
On Cape Ann right now we have neighbors who have escaped violence an war in the Middle East, Asia, Central America, and Africa. Safe at last, they are eager to provide for their children and become contributing members of our community. They are the new Americans.
Local individuals and faith communities have reached out to help in amazing ways, and the families have made a good start finding employment, pursuing higher education, learning English, etc. The young children are enrolled in school and community activities and are making friends.
The road ahead, however, is still filled with many obstacles including finding affordable housing and living wage employment and accessing childcare, vocational training, as well as mental health services to address the trauma they sustained. Initial government-sponsored refugee assistance has ended, so there is an urgent and immediate need for additional financial assistance to:
· REPAY travel loans they had to secure in order to get here;
· SUBSIDIZE a portion of their basic expenses; and
· ACCESS necessary employment, vocational and social services.
Funds will be collected by the West Gloucester Trinitarian Congregational Church, UCC. Once immediate and specific short-term needs are met, remaining dollars will be used to enhance the family support programs of Wellspring House to better meet the needs of newly arriving immigrant families on Cape Ann.
The stories of these new families may differ in details from our own, but most of us owe our own good fortune to the kindness of others who reached out to our ancestors or us when we were newcomers. However, unlike our parents and grandparents who were supported by cousins and countrymen and women, these refugees have no relations nearby to rely on. But they do have us.
Please be generous. All gifts are tax-deductible.
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