Do you live in Maine (or New England)? Enjoy knitting mittens? Want to help children? If so, you have all the necessary ingredients to get really excited about Maine MCH Mittens.
This project is extraordinarily simple. It’s all about knitting (or crocheting) mittens for the Maine Children’s Home in Waterville, Maine. This program provides aid to needy children and families throughout central Maine.
Some of the services provided by Maine Children’s Home include adoption assistance (including counseling), early childcare and education for children from birth to age 5, children’s counseling, a parenting educational program from pregnant and parenting teenagers, summer camp scholarships, and the Christmas Program.
And that last program is the project Maine MCH Mittens supports. Every year, the Christmas Program distributes boxes of gifts and clothing to needy families throughout the state of Maine. Gifts include new toys, books, games, and new warm clothing. But while the program’s efforts culminate at Christmastime, they collect donations for this effort all year round.
How You Can Help Maine MCH Mittens
This is the perfect project for you to contribute to if you love making mittens! First, Maine MCH Mittens requests that you stick with solid-color mittens. They also stress that they need all sizes , but especially they need the smallest sizes and the largest sizes.
Note that they do not want attaching strings (meaning strings attaching one mitten to the other). However, they would like you to tie together finished mittens at the cuff with a tag.
In addition, you can find other guidelines at the top of the group’s Count-Up thread. That is also where you’ll find a mailing address for the group. (Mittens will be sent directly to the Maine Children’s Home.)
Now, are you ready to dive in? Join Maine MCH Mittens’ Ravelry page and get encouragement and valuable information on this charity knitting effort.
What a wonderful way to help children with charity knitting in Maine!