Helping Others Through Knitting
Here are two stories where caring people began helping others through knitting! It’s an activity that most of us can do. Each project below has begun recently. Acts of kindness are within reach and you can start today!
1. 86-Year-Old Grandfather with Cancer Helps Hundreds of Premature Babies
He just learned to knit in July! Now, he is an 86-year old grandfather is helping others through knitting. He has helped hundreds of premature babies with his acts of kindness.
Acworth Georgia assisted facility resident Ed Moseley said, “I just followed the instructions. It was easy. Somehow I had never knitted and I always associated knitting with a bunch of needles but this looked pretty doable for me.” And, he added: “I went through two or three before I came out with a good finished product,” according to the telegraph.co.
The Dogwood Forest Assisted Living said: “Mr Moseley continues to be an inspiration to folks across the country! We’re so proud …”
The hats were given to premature babies at Atlanta’s Northside hospital, which is also where Moseley is undergoing chemotherapy. Moseley’s act of kindness also inspired other residents at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living and inspired children in his granddaughter’s class!
Many are doing the same.
— KIRO 7 (@KIRO7Seattle) November 18, 2016
2. Knitters spreading kindness by giving scarves to strangers
MANCHESTER (AP) — Knitters in one New Hampshire town have come up with a way to make a small difference in the lives of people in their community. They knitted 400 scarves to donate, and their stash was empty in just one day.
The initiative started at Longmeadow Congregational Church in Auburn and has spread since its inception two years ago. The reverend there wanted to inspire parishioners to give back in ways other than monetary donations.
Hundreds of scarves were hung on a Manchester park fence and were gone the next day. The group is already working on next year’s donations.
One knitter said she knew the project was for a good cause, but it became even more meaningful when she heard the stories of people who were taking the scarves.
Helping others through knitting story source NH1