Knitting for Charity @ The New City Library

BY BARRY WARNER

Members of the New City Library ‘Warm Up America’ group are proudly holding items they are knitting or crocheting for donation to local charities in the Rockland County community.
Members of the New City Library ‘Warm Up America’ group are proudly holding items they are knitting or crocheting for donation to local charities in the Rockland County community.

Every Monday at the New City Library from 10 a.m. to noon, six women get together to put their knitting and crocheting talents to good use for the ‘Warm Up America’ organization. These crafty women create yarn work to give back to the community and donate the items to local not-for-profit groups.

In 1991, ‘Warm Up America’ started in a small Wisconsin town with neighbors knitting and crocheting afghans for people in need. Founder Eve Rosen came up with the idea of having volunteers knit and crochet small sections of an afghan and then join them together.

Knitter Frieda Luxenberg said that the library ‘Warm Up America’ group was started five years ago when the knitters and crocheters joined together. Items such as afghans, lap blankets, chemo-caps and premature baby caps are distributed to hospitals, homeless shelters, women’s shelters and nursing homes.

For additional information visit http://www.warmupamerica.org