Each quarter, the Minnesota Knitters' Guild encourages members to knit for a special charity or community service. Our first-quarter project for 2005: the Mother Bear Project. Items are to be collected at the March monthly meeting, with the guild paying the cost of shipping our bears to their final destination.
The Mother Bear Project is a grassroots nonprofit group dedicated to providing comfort and hope to children in emerging nations, primarily those affected by HIV/AIDS.
The simple gift of a hand-knitted bear with a tag signed by the knitter has touched children who have nearly nothing in the world with the message that they are loved by someone halfway around the world.
To date, 4,674 bears have been sent to South Africa, Zambia and other countries.
Get the most out of your love of knitting! Membership benefits include pre-registration for Yarnover, a subscription to our quarterly Cable Gram, organized public service projects and camaraderie with fellow knitters. Annual dues are $30.