Warm Winter Wear Drive Update


Last week I took 4 boxes of gorgeous, warm, handmade, winter items (and one You Grow Girl book) to The Redwood Women’s Shelter here in Toronto. These boxes were the result of this year’s You Grow Girl Warm Winter Wear Drive. I tied each item with a pretty string of yarn and added a gift tag. Some of the handmade tags were donated by Renee. Please don’t mind me as I get sappy but I was really pleased and proud to deliver such a fine collection of warm gear. Really. I’ve particpated in charity drives in the past but this just felt really good knowing that so many people from this site took the time to make such fabulous scarves, hats, mittens, and even baby blankets!


Here’s the full tally of items:

  • Baby Blankets – 2
  • Scarves – 23
  • Hats – 4
  • Mittens – 1 pair
  • Earwarmer – 1
  • Knit Brooches – 2
    Look at this amazing blanket from forum member AuntieM!

You can see more photos of the items donated to the drive here.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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