Knitting for Our Military Families
Crafters are known to be a charitable bunch, and this holiday season we have an added incentive: Caron United has partnered with Children of Fallen Patriots to invite knitters and crocheters—or anyone who wants to learn—to knit blanket squares that will be joined into the World's Largest Stocking and unveiled during holiday season 2015 at a special event. Fifteen cents from the sales of every ball of Caron United yarn will be donated to Children of Fallen Patriots to support college education funding for military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.
Here's how the program works:
Providing college funding helps relieve just one of the many burdens that these military families bear when their lives suddenly change. When Sarah Greene's husband, Marine Corps pilot David Greene, was killed during a helicopter mission in Iraq, she immediately felt the weight of responsibility for securing a successful for her daughter, Jena, and son, Wesley.
|The Green Family|
"In the midst of all the shock and disbelief of losing David, my biggest concern was how would I take care of our children and their futures alone," Sarah said. "I started worrying literally within days of his death."
Sarah started researching options for financial assistance with college, and the support she received from Children of Fallen Patriots helped send Jena and Wesley to college. Jena's now a junior in college and Wesley begins his freshman year this fall. Jena and Wesley are among about 5,400 military who have received scholarships, grants, and educational counseling from Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.
How to Help
So how can you and I help with this effort? It's easy. Just buy Caron United yarn at any Walmart, Michael's, Jo-Ann's, A.C. Moore, or online. Caron United will donate fifteen cents from every ball of yarn to Children of Fallen Patriots.
Then download a pattern from Caron's Yarnspirations site or from the Interweave site; We have some specially created patterns for both knitters and crocheters:
We're excited to see how many crafters we can get to participate in this project! So join us, and follow the project's progress on Facebook.
Simply get your yarn, download your pattern, and start knitting today to help our nation's children of fallen patriots!