Hello Dear Knitters,
I received a request for children mittens from one of the local elementary schools and I would like to share this message with you.
My name is Roseita Corbett and I am the Guidance Counsellor for both Shannon Park and Southdale North Woodside Elementary Schools. Your organization was brought to my attention by our school Social Worker in a discussion about buying mittens for kids for our school, mostly because they cannot afford one pair, much less a second pair in the event the first pair becomes wet or lost; as is often the case with young children.
It is for this reason that I am seeking help with keeping these little hands warm this winter. I am asking in particular for our Southdale North Woodside school children who range in age from 5-12. The school has a population of approximately 280 students. Any contribution at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for all you do to give back to our community.
Mittens are a quick and portable knit that might be just a thing to make this holiday season. Also, I can provide very warm, 100% wool, single ply Aran weight yarn that I usually use to make mittens for my own family. Knitted on 4 mm needles, it creates nice and dense fabric. You can find a basic mitten pattern for children here. If you are interested, please send me a message through the contact form.
Suppose, you made a pair but don’t feel like driving far to deliver it? Let me know and I will try to find a convenient drop off location for your lovely mittens and deliver them later.
Stay warm and happy knitting!