Wool for Warmth collects wool and organizes knitting groups that knit for the homeless. Apparently a lot of wool is stacked in attics and cellars and in wool shops that close down. So Wool for Warmth recycles wool that would have been thrown out otherwise.
Wool For Warmth started from two garbage bags of wool. They now have an ever growing number of knitting groups!
The knitting groups offer warmth and happiness and give people a goal. End 2019 there are about 70 groups active in The Hague and surroundings. These tend to be elderly ladies, but also young people and men are knitting, e.g. in the Dutch language cafés
Various shelters for the homeless are grateful for the warmth that Wool for Warmth offers and order hats, scarves and socks at Wool for Warmth.
AND there’s MORE:
On the 13th of June 2020 -International Knit in Public Day – Wool For Warmth will shed the light on homelessness by attempting to break the Guinness World Record for most people knitting simultaneously in public!
Help Wool For Warmth break the world record. You can visit their stand at the Feel At Home Fair to find out more – about the World Record and about how else you can help!
The Feel at Home International Community Fair will be back in 2021!
Until then, click here for photos and the podcast of the day.
Thanks for coming!