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Knitting for Charity: Giving Back to Community


Knitting for Charity

By Hallie Jackson, Former School-Age and Teen Services Outreach Coordinator

There is a saying about a man who complained about not having any shoes until he met someone who didn’t have any feet. It reminds us that no matter our situation, there is always someone poorer or less fortunate and it is important to give to those who are going through difficulty. Small gestures can change lives in ways we can’t imagine. Winston Churchill sums it up nicely: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

This fall, to give back, we are Knitting for Charity! Beginning Sept. 12, the City of Fairfax Regional, Chantilly Regional, Tysons-Pimmit Regional, Patrick Henry and John Marshall branches will have a limited supply of yarn available for those interested in participating in this project. Experienced knitters will have until Nov. 18 to knit a winter hat for adults. FCPL will donate the hats to Shelter House, a community-based, nonprofit organization that provides that provides crisis intervention, safe housing and supportive services to homeless families and people who experience domestic violence in our community.

Make sure to follow us on social media for more information and remember … caring is what makes us a “well-knit” community!

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