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Knitzvah and the Wildfires - a heartwarming story.
Before the wildfires in Northern California were contained, a friend of Knitzvah, Elizabeth Lichy, asked if Knitzvah had anything that she could take to Santa Rosa for the fire victims. She is a physician who was volunteering at the Red Cross shelters. Elizabeth contacted Barbara Berlant with some suggestions. Barbara quickly pulled together shawls, lap and baby blankets and hats - 61 pieces total. Elizabeth picked them up on her way back to Santa Rosa for another shift.
Click here to read Elizabeth’s note on her experience in bringing the Knitzvah donations to victims of the wildfires in Santa Rosa
"Thank you so much for having us visit on Knitzvah’s special day! Your group of knitters are so inspiring and so talented! Gifts for Teens appreciates the effort, time and love that goes into each item of clothing you create for others. Thank you all for giving us 150 items for the needy teens in our community!!" - Elaine Benoit
“Joining Knitzvah when I arrived at Chai House was the most satisfying move I have made. Making hats and other things gives me such pleasure. I love, love, love it.“ Thank you. - Merlene.
12 Year Birthday picture of Knitzvah group - August 19, 2018
A Knitzvah Story:
"One of our young patients just returned from a trip of a lifetime to Hawaii with her husband. She is very ill and that may have been their last trip together. We gave her the beautiful light blue blanket that Knitzvah supplied. It is the perfect reminder of her amazing trip to Hawaii, the color of the ocean and her toes in the warm sand. Your kindness extends far beyond your skilled hands."
With sincere gratitude,
Angie Rosenbaum, RN.
Palliative Care Unit
Valley Medical Center
San Jose, CA
Since Knitzvah began in 2006, the "fabulous and amazing" Knitzvah members have created over 30,000 cuddly creations for nearly 40 agencies serving thousands of people.
If you love to knit, crochet or sew; or really want to learn how, this is the group to join! Knitzvah meets monthly and creates beautiful handmade items for preemie babies in the NICU, seniors who appreciate lap blankets to keep warm, cancer patients in need of colorful caps, and so much more.
All ages welcome. And it's FREE!
Knitzvah Meetings 2018-2019
on Sundays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Levy Family Campus
14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos
September 15 - Adult Lounge
October 20 - Adult Lounge
November 17 - Adult Lounge
December 15 - Chai House
For more information contact Sheila Monheit at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 408-357-7451.
Susan Gore (left) presents the Lilyan Stavis Award to Beth Tognetti (center) with Barbara Berlant (right)
Another Knitzvah Story:
"I presented the incredible fidget blanket to my 91-year-old mother yesterday. She was immediately mesmerized and started touching and verbalizing. Each day she sees the blanket is like a new opportunity to fidget in a variety of ways. So many different textures to explore and "friends" to keep her company when I am not there.
The love and creativity that went into that blanket is such a gift, especially to those with dementia. Thank you for giving my mom the joy of discovery."