♥We make "comfort" scarves and distribute them to shelters for abused women.
♥We tie each scarf with a ribbon and provide a note signed by the giver. Often this is the first gift ever received by the recipient.
♥In 2018, we made 11,770 scarves, 2184 hats, plus 777 baby items
and shipped to 70 shelters for abused women in Southern and Central
♥Since we started in October 2008, we have distributed over 121,180 scarves and 8039 hats (plus 1812 baby items), but we have barely scratched the surface of the need.
♥Please help us by knitting or crocheting “comfort scarves.” We supply free yarn!
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We're so excited to share the news about the PV Women's Club donation to Handmade during our Wednesday night knitting group at Michael's on June 19, 2019.
Regina Taylor, Philanthropy Chair of the PV Women’s Club, presented Handmade with a $2,000 check. Yes, you read the number correctly, $2,000. Wow. As you can see in the photo, we are so excited and thrilled by this generous gift. The PV Women’s Club, if you didn’t know already, raises money to donate to various charities. In addition to their donation to Handmade, they gave 4 scholarships, and donations to 1736 and a college food bank. They know how to spread the cheer. Thanks to Regina and all the members of the group. We appreciate!
Check out our calendar page for when we make Magic Balls, meet at Michael's, and wrap and/or ship scarves to shelters.
You can knit with us and pick up Magic Balls at Michael’s on Wednesday's (4:30-6:30 pm) or pick up Magic Balls at the following locations:
Silver Nails 2040 Pacific Coast Hwy, Lomita CA (just east of Narbonne)
Anza Pacific Barber Salon 4330 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance CA (in the same shopping center as Michael’s, at the H Mart side of the shopping center)
YMCA 2900 Sepulveda Torrance CA; ask for Susan Babila at the membership desk; she’s there Sunday through Thursday, 12-8 pm
Handmade 100,000 Scarves Milestone Celebration
On October 21st, 2017 at Concepts & Yarn, Handmade celebrated its100,000th scarf with our volunteers who made it happen. Here in the photo at right is Leslye with Anne who made and donated the beautiful scarf carrot cake for our celebration.
Other photos from our celebration can be found on our Photo Gallery page.
Handmade Especially For You is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation (EIN: 26-3529292) 30065 Grandpoint Lane, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 ♥ (310) 547-3673 / firstname.lastname@example.org