Giant Knitting Project for homeless

Giant Knitting Project for homeless - Sep 30, 2017

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Constantly striving to help the community, New Step 4 U has created the Giant Knitting Project. This project focuses on using recycled textiles to knit blankets and mats for the GTA homeless and the pets at animal shelters.

Currently, we are in need of THICK WINTER CLOTHES, fleece blankets, sweaters to complete the project. If you have these items, please email to arrange a pick up at your convenience (preferred location is in the Markham area). Your contribution will be greatly appreciated! Join us at the Culture Days-Fête de la culture on September 30th – October 1st. For more information, visit

To give you better understanding about the project, please read the FAQ that we received from other participants.

What kind of textiles may be used to create the blanket?

Any warm textiles can be used to create the blankets, the best options are old fleece blankets, scarfs, sweaters or any other stretchy fabrics. Textiles must be clean but not necessary in good conditions.

What is a minimum amount of textiles requires to start the Knit?

To achieve good results our suggestion is, to have ready this amount of textiles;

Blanket for homeless – 22-25 fleece blankets

Sleeping bag – 20-25

Rug for pets – 10-12

Is it mandatory to participate in all 3 Steps of the project?

It is highly recommended but not mandatory.

Do the organizations have to book in advance the date when to bring the machine?

Yes. Do to high need and limited quantity of the tools, please give us a call or email to inquiry the availability.

Will participants earn any volunteer hours?

Each participant eligible for earning volunteer hours according to time spent in the project.

How long the project will last?

The project will continue run during the winter and will return in fall of next year.

Is there is a fee associated with the participation?

Yes. The fee is $250 per organization, which covers our bring-in, take-out transportation of the Giant knitting tool and instructors compensation expenses. New Step 4 U is a non-profit organization, all our activities would not be real without your contribution.

This event begins on September 30th, 2017 at 1:30pm and runs until 4:30pm.

Unionville Public Library, 15 Library Ln, Unionville, ON L3R 5C4

Old fleece blankets, sweaters, warm clothes other warm textiles


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