Tonight we're welcoming Kathy Brace who volunteers with an organization called GEMS Girls' Clubs www.gemsgc.org.
She sent me this message:
We have clubs all over the world but each year I go to Zambia to train leaders there. Each year we take knifty knitters and yarn so that the girls and women can make "head socks" aka stocking caps to sell for money to provide a snack or meal at their club, to help a struggling family, or to help pay for funeral expenses of a girl or leader who has died. Yarn is of poor quality and expensive in Zambia. I was wondering if any of your members/friends might have yarn they don't intend to use and might want to donate it?
She's coming with a PowerPoint presentation for us -- promises to take up no more than 10 minutes of our precious knitting time! Many or you are already involved in various charitable knitting activies, but traditionally we do one or two events a year. So I've elected this one.
We all complain about small bits of yarn left over, sometimes a skein or two, or we have stuff that we know that no matter what we aren't ever going to knit with that again. So let's share. Apparently even that "Why did I ever pick up that skein of acrylic/polyester would be welcome.