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Community yarn swap knits together support for Somerville's homeless

Posted by Susannah Blair  May 10, 2012 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the Nave Gallery:

Is your yarn stash/fabric pile/button collection getting a little out of control? Here's your chance to do a little spring cleaning, find some hidden crafty gems, and support the work of the Somerville Homeless Coalition!

WrapAround.pngOn Saturday, May 19, from 10 am to 5 pm, The Wrap Around Project will host The Great Yarn Swap, an open exchange of all things related to fiber. Bring items for donation, browse through great finds, and swap with your neighbors. We welcome yarn, knitting needles, fabric, nooks, thread, buttons, ribbon, and so much more. Items may be new or vintage, but must be usable. 

Admission to the event is free, but please bring a donation of canned goods or toiletries to support Somerville Homeless Coalition?s (SHC) Project SOUP, the local food pantry that provides weekly community dinners and delivers groceries to individuals, families, elderly, disabled and homebound people in our neighborhood. 

Additionally, donated items are being accepted for the Flea Market.  For more info, email info@navegallery.org.

About The Wrap Around Project

Each November, the Nave Gallery hosts Wrap Around, an annual sale of handmade woolen goods to benefit SHC. The Wrap Around Project, inspired from the success of the sale, is a yearlong campaign to support the work of the SHC, and raise awareness of the issue of homelessness in Somerville. In 2011 alone, SHC prevented 225 individuals (86 of whom were children) from becoming homeless through their case management and housing program services. Additionally, through programming like Project SOUP, 1,400 people had access to food. SHC is able to prevent one family from becoming homeless with as little as $833.

In addition to The Great Yarn Swap, there are a number of exciting events planned throughout the year to celebrate SHC?s mission: a monthly knitting meetup, yarnstorming Perry Park in August, and a fiber arts exhibit in November to accompany the annual Wrap Around sale.  Join us in wrapping our arms around our community!

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