After defusing the yarn bomb, the 400 square feet of knitted pieces were lugged back down the Cold Spring Trail in four large backpacks and shipped off to North Carolina. When the packages arrive, Warm Up America will convert them into blankets and scarves for those in need.
I had been trying to find an organization that would benefit from all the hard work and material that is going in to create the 12for2012 Santa Barbara Yarn Bomb and thanks to Lara, one of our yarn bomb contributors out of Macon, GA, we found it. After the bomb is defused, I will be sending all of the swatches to Warm Up America, a foundation run out of North Carolina.
Welcome to Warm Up America! the charity that has warmed peoples’ lives since 1991. It started in a small Wisconsin town with neighbors knitting and crocheting afghans for neighbors in need. Thanks to the creativity of founder Evie Rosen who came up with the idea of having volunteers knit or crochet small sections and then others join them together, the idea quickly caught on. Today Warm Up America distributes warm afghans, caps and other items to tens of thousands of people, thanks to the generosity of knitters and crocheters around the country.
Thanks to the hard work and generosity of Lara and all the other 12for2012 Bombers, lots of people will be warmer next winter.
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