It’s no secret that the east coast is still struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The storm hit over one week ago, and yet many, many people are still without power, heat, or access to their homes… And as the temperature is dropping, it’s increasingly harder for those in need to stay warm.
Two New York-based craft bloggers (Brett Bara from Manhattan Craft Room and Natalie Soud from A Dose of the Delightful) are calling on the kind hearts of the crafting community to participate in their project, “Make it Better: A Craftalong for Sandy Relief” — because, as they say, “if knitters, crocheters and sewers are good at anything, it’s making WARM things.”
We wanted to pass the message along to all of you, and we encourage you to get involved if you can!
On their Facebook, there are instructions on exactly how to help:
MAKE IT. Simply knit, crochet or sew a warm garment or blanket — items most needed are hats, gloves/mittens, scarves, sweaters, hats and blankets.
SEND IT. Send your finished item to:
Soho Grand Hotel
310 W. Broadway
New York, NY 10013.
They are looking to distribute warm goods within a week, so stitch something quick and send it off! Volunteers will deliver the items to various points in and around New York City. (Although they will start delivering immediately, they will still be accepting donations for the near future, so free free to send projects whenever they’re complete.)
CRAFTALONG. Share what you’ve made and help spread the word! Please blog, Tweet, Facebook, Instagram, and Pin that you’re participating in the Sandy Craftalong as soon as you can so that we can get as many hands stitching as possible. Remember to use the tags #makeitbetter and #sandycraftalong.
That’s it! Now… get crafting!