Monday, September 26, 2011

Knit-A-Thon on National Day of Volunteering, Nationwide

 National Day of Volunteering
 30th September 2011

Volunteer Ireland are organising a Knit-A-Thon, a nation-wide event where hundreds, maybe even thousands, of people will be knitting for charities together as part of the National Day of Volunteering.

Anyone who is interested can participate! You can get involved as a knitter by knitting an item for one of the charities we’re partnering with; as a teacher of knitting to someone who is interested in learning the craft; as a learner of the craft; or as a supporter: helping others to get involved or take part. 

"We have been in contact with knitting groups across the country, and several of them have expressed interest in participating in the knit-a-thon. We will be asking them to host events locally. Members of the public will be able to find a list of registered “knitting sites” online, or you can contact your local volunteer centre and they will direct you to a knitting site. Then all you need to do is either show up and knit, or show up and ask someone to teach you how to knit. Either way, just get involved!

We have been in contact with many charities and organisations that are interested in accepting knitted items (see below). VI will not be accepting donations; rather we’ll be asking you to donate your knitted items directly to the charities. We have provided a list of the types of knitted items that these charities would like to receive. The items knitted will be used to help those in need in Ireland and around the world!"

There are a number of events already planned around the country in Carlow, Cavan, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny, Limerick, Mayo, Meath, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow! You can see the venues and contact details on the Volunteer Ireland website or here

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