Crafting for a Cause

Because this is an indoor site, this project will be held RAIN or SHINE.

Crafting for a Cause

  • Arrival Time: 8:45-9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: Delivered on-site.

Why are we serving here?

ForColumbia strives to love and serve our neighbors in a variety of ways. This year, we are organizing a creative effort to serve individuals by partnering with two different organizations. You will spend the day using your sewing, knitting, or crocheting skills to create NICU blankets, hats, scarves, and other items. We are partnering with Pascale’s Pals, a local non-profit serving children and families at Women’s and Children’s Hospital here in Columbia, to distribute the NICU blankets, hats, and crocheted octopuses, and with the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri, which provides winter clothing for preschool-5th grade students in Columbia Public Schools, to distribute the handmade scarves.

When we give our time this way, we send the message to others that they are valued and seen.

What can I expect?

ForColumbia 2024 Volunteer T-ShirtsForColumbia “crafty” volunteers will meet at Love Columbia in their Gathering Room. ForColumbia will provide a certain amount of yarn and materials for sewing. Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to donate materials as well.

What should I bring?

  • Volunteers who plan to sew should bring their sewing machines and sewing notions.
  • Volunteers who plan to knit or crochet should bring their own needles and hooks to use.
  • Be sure to wear your #ForColumbia T-shirt!

Can I serve here with my children?

Older children and teens with sewing/knitting skills can assist in this project.