A hiatus for Streetknit

I have been meaning to post for several weeks now – guess blogging really isn’t my thing.  I’ve picked up several more donations in the past couple of months – including some scarves, a hat and a pair of mittens from our poster girl Vera.  And I’ve finally located a group to donate to.  Some of the goods that have been donated by all those kind knitters will be going to the Ve’ahavta  organization and the remainder will be going to the Windfall Clothing group.  Their name was passed on to me by a staff member at Toronto Housing.  They were “(f)ounded in 1991 to assist homeless and emergency shelters meet their clients’ needs for new clothing, Windfall Clothing Service is an award-winning, registered charity that receives donations of new clothing and other basic-needs items and distributes them to 90 partner social service agencies in Toronto.”  Be assured that all of the items that you have donated will be going to good homes.

In other news, winter seems to have bypassed us so far in Toronto, but that doesn’t mean that all of your hard work will be for nothing.  The snow and cold will return and those less fortunate will be happy to receive any assistance that can be provided.  However, as we move on through the year, I have decided to set a deadline for donations for Streetknit for now.  The main reason for this is personal – as some of you know, I am expecting a baby in a few short months and will be reconfiguring my priorities.  I have not yet decided if I will be running Streetknit next winter.  In the meantime, please drop off all of your donations by the end of January 2007.  If you wish to continue to knit for the homeless after this, the Out of the Cold program which is run through local churches is an excellent charity.  And you can contact Windfall directly to donate to them as well.
I would like to thank everyone who has supported the Streetknit project – in particular Haley at Knit-O-Matic.  Without you all, this would never have gone anywhere and because of your kindness and generosity, people across Toronto will be warmer this winter.

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