#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
There are many worthy organizations, but one of the best ways to make the most impact is in your own community. Like choosing to shop locally, giving locally helps small non-profits directly serve the needs of your community members.
This Giving Tuesday, please consider making a one-time or recurring donation to Knitting in Recovery. Donations will go toward purchasing yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks for our clients, paying our teachers to continue administering kind instruction to our clients, and providing employment for a client at our storefront in the Pacific View Mall.
Donations can also be made in someone’s honor and given as a gift.
If you would like to donate, click here or follow the “Donate” link on the left-hand side of the blog. If you are making a donation in someone else’s name and would like the “A gift has been made in your honor” card seen above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knitting in Recovery is currently at the Focus on the Masters Holiday Gift Shop.
Local friends, come stop by!
The event is open this weekend only:
83 S Palm St, Ventura, CA
Saturday: 10 am-5pm
Sunday 12 pm-4 pm
Our clients have been working hard crafting lovely, cozy things to sell at this event. They are thrilled to be represented alongside such talented local artists.
The event features 23 local Ventura County artists selling paintings, jewelry, ceramics, artisan soap, quilts, silk scarves, holiday cards, and more.
A portion of the profits go toward Focus on the Masters (FOTM), a Ventura-based non-profit art appreciation organization that documents, preserves and presents the works and lives of accomplished contemporary artists, emphasizing the importance of the arts to a healthy society. FOTM is going into their 23rd year of programming. Find out more about the organization here.
Knitting in Recovery is featured in today’s Ojai Valley News! Our fabulous founder, Lise Solvang was interviewed by journalist, Andra Belknap. A snipet of the story can be read below, but we would love it if someone could snag a copy of the paper for us and send us a picture of the article.
Thanks, Ojai Valley News:
Okay Ojai friends, this one is a two-fer! Find these scarves! We hid them somewhere around town. Once you find them, take a picture of yourself knitting the scarf and post it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #knittinginrecovery . Be sure to follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram @knittinginrecovery to be automatically entered into a raffle for a yarn basket of your own.
Hint: You can get a double-shot of espresso and knitting at this location!
Once the scarf is finished, it will be donated to a local charity for our less fortunate community members.
Knitting in Recovery has received so many generous donations from Twist, Yarns of Intrigue that we wanted to spotlight their amazing store!
Twist is based in Manhattan Beach, CA and run by Cathy Karen. Karen studied fine art in the conceptual art department at UC Irvine before realizing her love of fiber art. Karen refocused her studies and switched universities to enroll in one of the West Coast’s leading textile arts programs, and soon launched into a highly successful career in textile design and color consulting. Now she uses her 30+ years of experience in art and color consulting to run her own yarn and textile boutique.
The store boasts an impressive signature line of artisan yarns that are hand-spun and hand-dyed in-house by owner Cathy. Cathy even offers dyed-to-order custom yarns. Twist also has an amazing inventory of one-of-a-kind original yarns handmade by artisans around the world. Their yarns come in a rich array of contemporary colors and fibers including organic cottons and wool, mohair, silk, cashmere, hemp, soy, and bamboo.
One of the things that makes Twist stand out is their commitment to making a difference and improving the lives of people around the world. In addition to donating to Knitting in Recovery, Twist also features a line of “yarns with conscious” made by women in Calcutta, South Africa, and Bolivia, the profits of which go back into the communities from which they came. Check out their Giving Back page to view the full list of women and organizations that Twist supports.
Donations to Knitting in Recovery come from Twist (brand new yarns) as well as from customers (unused stash, leftover yarns from projects). Twist customers donate from the goodness of their hearts and receive nothing other than our thanks and heartfelt appreciation for their generosity.
Many heartfelt thanks to Cathy and Twist customers for their continued support of Knitting in Recovery.
Check out Twist for your next knitting or crochet project or to join a class at Twist and meet other crafters.
226 S Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
310. 374. 7810
November @ Twist
OPEN Wednesday through Sunday!
- Wednesday: 12 – 4+
- Thursday: 12 – 4+
- Friday: 12 – 4+
- Saturday: 11 – 5+
- Sunday: 12 – 4+
Our clients at Turning Point Foundation’s New Visions Center in Ventura are some of the sweetest, most generous women we know! They love knitting and crocheting projects to donate, particularly when it comes to babies.
One of Turning Point’s staff members recently had a baby, and our clients made these cozy knits for him.