Our family of knitted and crocheted toys is growing! We now have an elephant, a lion, a couple of owls and birds, a few dolls, and even a lizard! I’ve even heard rumors that a turtle and a cat may join the ranks here soon as well! We’re on our way to fulfilling our goal of 20 knitted/crocheted toys for Positive Tomorrows, however, we still need a lot of help. For those of you who are unfamiliar with our toy drive, we are trying to donate enough toys so that the entire kindergarten class at Positive Tomorrows, an elementary school for homeless children, will have a toy to greet them on their first day of school.
Last year we were able to donate enough toys that children in both the Kindergarten and 1st grade were able to receive a hand crafted toy to love. This is perhaps my favorite aspect about this drive. It brings a smile to children who really need it. And on top of that, it makes me feel really good to know that I have helped (which, not going to lie, I need in order to get through knitting tiny legs and arms).
And don’t forget, we will be holding a drawing during our monthly Knit Nite on Tuesday, August 6th to see who will receive a $25 L&B Yarn Co. gift card. For each toy you donate, you will receive one entry. Therefore, the more toys you donate, the greater the chance you will have to win free yarn! But we only have a couple weeks left, so pull out your bag of scrap yarn and start knitting! If you’re interested in knitting the nesting bird, owl, doll, or monster, just click on the names and get started : ) -Chet