SAINT’S SCARVES

This year we’re moving in a new prime direction: lap blankets for disabled veterans in wheel chairs. We are seeking durable lap blankets that are 35×45 in size. You can use any pattern, yarn, design, color, and edging that you want to meet your creative needs. Clever patriotic themes would be exceptionally thoughtful, but anything you amazing people do will be done in love – and that’s the key.

Kip will be taking them to the V.A. Medical Center in December of 2019 and distributing them to the men and women who have served our country and given so much.

“But I don’t want to do that, I want to do the hats and scarves again.” That’s also fine. We had a great distribution this past year at two events. And if that’s where your heart, and your skills, remain, we can certainly find homes for the scarves. Each scarf must be six feet in length, and six inches in width (wider or longer if you insist!). That’s simple enough!

It’s not tax deductible, it’s not a charity (legally) but just a bunch of people trying to make life a bit better for the homeless in a cold climate. You knit the lap-blanket, scarf or hat, mail it to me, we’ll gift wrap it and distribute it. Here are the details on that:

I am asking you to put the finished item n the smallest possible package you can manage with a note of encouragement on a small card for the recipient. I suggest you put it all in a Ziploc bag and squeeze out all the air. (These have to fit into my tiny office at the Post Office.)

You can mail them directly to me at:

Commotion In The Pews
Post Office Box 4997
101 Fifth Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55101

The address MUST INCLUDE THE POST OFFICE BOX NUMBER. Otherwise, it will be returned to you by the Postal Service.

Also, I need to make something very clear: I AM NOT A CHARITY. I AM NOT A 501 ANYTHING. Yes, you read that right. You can’t deduct this on your taxes. We’re just doing this because it’s cool. No receipts, no tax deductions, but a nice smile at the end of the process.

I’d also like to ask that you take a picture of the blanket/scarf/hat before you send it, and post on this page so others may be encouraged by your work.

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Facebook Page for Saint’s Scarves

Email:

saintsscarves@commotioninthepews.com

Mailing Address:

Commotion In The Pews
Post Office Box 4997
101 Fifth Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Glad you’re along for the ride!

Beautiful hands…