Crafting for a Cause

Crafting for a Cause

  • Arrival Time: 8:45-9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch for Volunteers:
      • Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.
      • Location: 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 in this way, we send the message to others that they are valued and seen.

What can I expect?

ForColumbia “crafty” volunteers will be gathering at Memorial Baptist Church, sewing NICU blankets, knitting/crocheting scarfs, crocheting NICU octopuses, and knitting/crocheting infant hats. Volunteers can bring their favorite hat and scarf patterns, but sample patterns will be provided.

What should I bring?

2023 ForColumbia Volunteer and Site Leader Shirts

ForColumbia will provide a certain amount of yarn and materials for sewing. Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to donate materials as well.

  • 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 #ForColumbia2023 T-shirt!

Can I serve here with my children?

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