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Hook to Heal the Homeless

A while ago I shared The Animator's Wife's story about how she first got into crochet. In the beginning, it was therapy, but now it has become much more than that to her. Crochet is her creative outlet--that which keeps her sane.

Kathryn Vercillo, author of Crochet Saved My Life, seeks to explore the creative side of crochet and how people can use it for personal growth in her next book, Hook to Heal. She's got big plans for this project. Not only will it include creativity exercises, but she's also planning to hold online creativity classes that will be taught in tandem with the book.


The Animator's Wife is very excited about this book, because later this year she will be teaching crochet classes to children at the local homeless shelter. The creativity exercises would be perfect to share with the kids--a great way to focus their energy on positive things.

Unfortunately, a book as in-depth as Ms. Vercillo is planning requires some funds to get off the ground, so we'd like to help get the word out about it. And since the crochet classes also require some resources, we've come up with a way our readers can help both causes at the same time.

For every skein of worsted weight yarn donated to The Animator's Wife to use for the crochet classes, CrochetKitten.com will donate $1 to Ms. Vercillo's Indiegogo fund to help get her book off the ground. The $1 donation will get you listed in the book's acknowledgements when Hook to Heal is published, and the yarn will be gifted to the children at the homeless shelter.

To participate, please send your donations to:

Crochet Kitten
PO Box 4832
Manassas, VA 20108

Yarn must be received no later than February 28, 2013 in order to get your name in the book acknowledgements. Please send an email to selena k {at} crochet kitten {dot} com when you send your donation so we know to be on the look out for it.

And of course, you can also contribute directly to Ms. Vercillo's Indiegogo fund here.

9 comments:

  1. I am so thrilled to be able to be a part of your project in this way. I think that your work with the homeless kids will be amazingly beneficial!

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  2. What kind of yarn are you looking for?

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    1. Excellent question! Worsted weight is the easiest to teach with. :)

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  3. I have blogged about this and linked back to your site and hers to help you guys get the word out. :)
    http://tmblr.co/Z_x5dtcWB137
    Good luck!! I think it's amazing you are helping those kids in the homeless shelters.

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  4. Tweet me if I can get some worsted weight wool sent to you from someone in the US.

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  5. I just added this to my blog too..

    http://cattalkbycatsmeow.blogspot.com/2013/01/thurs-update.html

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    1. Thank you! The more yarn, the merrier. :)

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  6. Are you still accepting donations of yarn?

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    1. Absolutely! Please try to get it to me before the 28th. If that's not possible, drop me an email with the number of skeins you're sending and a tracking number for shipping.

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