Monday, May 05, 2008

CRAFTIVISM: Donate your yarn and needles (or skilz) for Sistering's stitch and bitch program

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I received notice from TCA reader Jill Thorp Shepherd about a great new initiative kicking off on May 9th - she will be facilitating a Stitch and Bitch for homeless and under housed women on a volunteer basis at Sistering in Toronto.

Jill is super excited to share such a great, meditative, community building activity with women who need a bit of support and friendship.

As the project has no budget, Jill is asking if anyone is willing to donate any extra yarn or needles they have stashed away to the program. No donation would be considered too small.

If you are interested in donating to the program, please drop your balls & sticks off at the workroom, 1340 Queen St. W, at Brock.

Any questions about this knitting initiative can be directed to Jill at

Sistering is always looking for volunteer crafty women to help with programs, so if you would like to share your love of crochet or embroidery, felting, etc., please contact Ellen Bercovitz, Volunteer Coordinator, 416-926-9762 x222.

Here is a blurb on Sistering, FYI:

Sistering ( is a charitable organization that provides essential services to some of the most vulnerable women in Toronto. At Sistering, we help women who are homeless, socially isolated and suffering from debilitating physical and mental health conditions. Poverty, loneliness and despair are central to their lives. Sistering provides a safe and welcoming space where women receive life-sustaining assistance and emotional supports that enable them to have greater control of their lives.


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