wild and wooly
At Downsizing Diva, we use the term, "safe passage", to describe the joy we experience when we connect surplus items with people who can and will use them.
Recently, a Realtor called and he had a client with a supply of fabulous yarn that she wanted to donate with "safe passage".
We spent a couple of WILD and WOOLY days calling our community contacts to connect with creative and innovative groups who could put all of this gorgeous yarn to good work!
On behalf of our generous clients, we were thrilled to donate yarn to these incredible programmes:
  • Beaches United Church - a group that does "Knitting for Shivering Children" and provides warm mitts and hats for the "Out of the Cold" programme.
  • Cedarhurst Dementia Care Home - who include knitting in their recreational programme to bring joy to residents living with dementia and Alzheimer's.
  • Greenest City Craft Group - a group of seniors, primarily from Tibet, who will use these yarns for weaving and knitting projects.
  • Harmony Hall for Seniors - "Knit and Chat" programme where members knit items to be sold to raise funds to support United Way agencies.
  • Sistering in Parkdale - a drop-in centre for marginalized women who socialize through a variety of craft programmes.
  • Women Empowering Positive Women - a social enterprise supporting newcomer women through life skills training, knitting and sewing.

The people we met on our WILD and WOOLY journey were amazing and the work they do in our community was heartwarming. This donation of yarn landed in the right place...at just the right time!

Thanks to all...
Karen Shinn

Karen Shinn

Downsizing Diva Co-Founder. Toronto East & North York

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