You will recognize some of the members in the photo (on the left, Evelyn and Chris from Handmade). They meet at Joanne’s every other Fridays from 3pm to 5pm. Their leader is Maureen Ferudi, who is not in the picture. Her email address is: Maureen Furedi (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ami Kurino said, "After we finished our photo session, a shopper stopped by to peek at us knitting, and was very interested in the activity. We recruited her to join us."
Once part of the Purlettes, the Redwoods Knitters are now enjoying being a part of Handmade Especially For You and love receiving our kits to knit.
Sarah from Redwoods Knitters says, "Thanks for all you do to facilitate our participation. Everyone enjoys the work and feels happy to be productive for such a good cause. It is fun to see what interesting combinations of colors and textures your volunteers create in the kits. We are all over 80 years old and still love to be useful."
Here are some photos of them with the scarves they've donated to us.
The Purlettes Plus One were featured in a Shark Tank TV episode where Sarah Oliver pitched her handbags for the sharks to invest in. The Purlettes were her knitters. You can watch/read what happened to them at:
About 30 senior ladies meet every Friday, 9-11a.m., to knit projects including comfort scarves for Handmade. Once a month, Handmade delivers 50 Magic Ball kits to Nasreen Sutarwala (email@example.com), who distributes them to volunteers who want to make beautiful comfort scarves for victims of domestic violence.
Bonita Friends of Handmade Especially for You
Located in Bonita CA, this small group of devoted knitters makes comfort scarves from Magic Balls and from their own stash. Handmade sends them 9 kits every other week. They mail the finished scarves back to us for general distribution to all our shelters. Lonna Webster (firstname.lastname@example.org) leads the group.
In support of Handmade, Fred Yoshiwa (email@example.com), head of the charity committee, makes comfort scarves which they deliver on occasion to Interval House Crisis Shelters & Centers for Victims of Domestic Violence in Long Beach.
The Knit Wits of the Desert Princesses
This group of snow birds, makes scarves, hats, blankets, slippers and other items which they donate (November and January) to Shelter from the Storm, in Palm Desert CA. Sherryl Barnum (firstname.lastname@example.org) leads this Cathedral City CA group.
Led by Chris Mosher (email@example.com), this Torrance based group uses their own yarn to knit hats and scarves for Handmade.
This non-profit is dedicated to volunteerism and raising funds to support charitable causes. Beginning in summer of 2015, Handmade provides the group with magic ball kits to knit into comfort scarves.
Reunion Knitters (Tejedoras de Reunion)
Led Led by Nilda Benmaor (firstname.lastname@example.org), this San Fernando Valley Latin American Jewish Group has been knitting since they were little. They joined B'nai B'rith 20 years ago and meet monthly to plan fundraising events to help a variety of charities in their community. Nilda learned about our project in May 2015 and urged her group to support our scarf project. They call themselves "Tejedoras de Reunion" Tejemos con las manos y damos con el corazon" ( "Reunion Knitters", we knit with our hands and we give with our heart).
The title of their group is called "Tejedoras de Reunion" Tejemos con las manos y damos con el corazon" ( "Reunion Knitters", we knit with our hands and we give with our heart). The Photo shows their first meeting.
In support of Handmade's distribution of scarves to shelters for abused women in the San Diego area, Eileen Adler (email@example.com), head of charity work, donates knitted comfort scarves and hats directly to two shelters for abused. When her group has extra scarves, she gives them to Handmade’s San Diego affiliate.
This service organization provides handmade items to Rainbow Services; one of the Domestic Violence agencies Handmade supports. They also provide handmade items to Casa de Los Angelitos- a shelter for pregnant women in crisis; Harbor Interfaith Services - assistance to homeless individuals and working poor families; Northeast Community Clinic - for low income women and children; and Cheer for Children - supports physically-challenged children, families in need, and the children's ward at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; as well as the VA Hospitals in Long Beach and West L.A.
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