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Yarnstorm Perry Park to support Somerville Homeless Coalition

Posted by Marcia Dick  August 22, 2012 09:20 AM

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The following was submitted by Tori Costa, Nave Gallery volunteer:

On Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Perry Park will get a warm and fuzzy makeover as it gets YARNSTORMED by artists young and old who enjoy knitting, crocheting, and livening up a public space with yarn-based designs and patterns.

Yarnstorm photo.jpgAs part of the Wrap Around Project, a yearlong campaign of the Nave Gallery to promote the work of the Somerville Homeless Coalition, this public art installation will run until Nov. 11, serving as a visible symbol of support for the area’s most vulnerable.

The public is invited to stop by and help install, or learn more about the project and the SHC.  Yarn and needles will be available for anyone who would like to knit or crochet, and a sample of items from the upcoming Wrap Around Sale, a sale of handmade knitted and crocheted goods, will be available.

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 its 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 Yarnstorm Perry Park, there are a number of exciting events planned throughout the year to celebrate SHC’s mission: a monthly knitting meetup, and a fiber arts exhibit in November to accompany the annual Wrap Around sale, with proceeds benefiting SHC.

Join us in wrapping our arms around our community!

Find out more at www.navegallery.org or e-mail tori.costa@gmail.com.

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