Mitzvah Knitters Creates Scarves to Donate to Special Olympics

Mitzvah Knitters Creates Scarves to Donate to Special Olympics


Mitzvah Knitters create items to donate to those in need. Photo credit: Dave Hawks

By Sandra Druxman

Mitzvah Knitters is a group of volunteers that knit and crochet items for donation. Group members make scarves, hats and blankets for the homeless; lap blankets and shawls for those undergoing chemotherapy; baby blankets for newborn and premature babies; and scarves for the Texas Special Olympics team.

This year the colors for the Special Olympic scarves were red, white and blue. Pictured is only a small sample of the scarves Mitzvah Knitters made.

Mitzvah Knitters created red, white and blue scarves for Special Olympics. By mid-August, they made 90 scarves and were still working toward their goal of 125 scarves. Photo credit: Dave Hawks

Mitzvah Knitters created red, white and blue scarves for Special Olympics. By mid-August, they made 90 scarves and were still working toward their goal of 125 scarves. Photo credit: Dave Hawks

Anyone who wants to be a part of the friendly group is welcome to join Mitzvah Knitters at the Shalom Austin Jewish Community Center on Fridays at 10 a.m. The group also welcomes donations in order to continue buying the yarn for these worthy projects. Mitzvah Knitters also accepts donations of yarn. ■

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