Knitters' Day Out Charity Work

Helping Others

Knitting for others has been part of the KDO mission since its inception.   All Knitters' Day Out participants are asked to donate a handmade knit or crochet item as part of their class registration. Each year, through your skill and generosity, 300-400 hats, mittens, and scarves have been donated to agencies that help clothe those in need.

For KDO 2023, donations will be provided to the following groups.

  1. The South Central Adoption and Foster care private providers work in conjunction with County Children and Youth agencies in the South Central region of PA. Many children come into foster care without any clothes or necessities. The private provider agencies help the foster families provide the items needed for the children.  There is always a need and they would appreciate having hats, scarfs and/or gloves to provide to the children as winter approaches.  The need is the greatest for youth ages 8-18. 
  2. The Hillman Cancer Center needs hats and mittens for their patients.
  3. For knitters who have time to make a larger project, UPMC Community Osteopathic needs adult lap blankets or afghans.
Sample hats from KDO 2022 donationa

A sample of KDO 2022 donations

Come join us for KDO 2024 - September 27 & 28, 2024!

Central Penn College, 600 Valley Road, Summerdale, PA 17093-0309

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