Knitting for a Cause

August 10, 2008

From my friends at Haven. I should have posted this earlier, but there are still 3 Saturdays left.



Just wanting to let you know of a series of events from our knitting friend Mayra Barajas. Her father works for an organization called FREE AT LAST that works with men and women who are struggling with drug addiction to find hope and recovery. What they need are knitted hats/caps/beanies that will be given out by Free At Last volunteers to homeless persons primarily in East Palo Alto. They will be distributed prior to the winter season so that they will be ready for the cold.

Mayra’s goal and vision is at least 50 hats – 50!! And she’s going to host a “knitting hour” at a local yarn retailer if you don’t want to knit alone – and need a community to knit with. She’ll do this for the next 4 consecutive Saturdays – yes 4!!

If you’re just learning or don’t know how – Mayra is a pro and she’ll teach you too. You can buy the stuff at the store and she’ll have you knitting these in no time. Or whatever it is that you’re wanting to knit. So no matter the skill level or lack there of – come on out and help Mayra and her gang reach the goal of 50 knitting hats!! Donations for yarn to be knitted into hats are also welcome.

Info below:

Bobbin’s Nest
1171 Homestead Rd. #130
Santa Clara, CA 9505
August 9, 16, 23, 30 [SAT] – 12pm to 2pm
Snack Likely; Discount From Store Owner Probably [TBD]

Mayra’s contact info – barajasml [at]

Thanks all – look forward to reaching the goal of 50!!

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.