Newsletter 2014 May

Newsletter 2014 January


Join In!   

Be Involved!

Become part of a larger Interfaith community that is knitting & crocheting handmade hats and scarves for the 2014 Warm for the Winter Thanksgiving Project. Start your own community knitting social! 

More information:

Contact Janice at 206.675.2672 


Mary Baczewski- WarmforWinter Scholarship Awadred!

On June 16th, 2014 WarmforWinter awarded the $500 Mary Bacewski scholarship to Ms. Guorlgu, a 2014 Kamiak High School graduate. Ms Guroglu will be attending college this Fall 2014 . Awarded was the WarmforWinter- MaryBaczewski memorial scholarship fund. to Ms Guroglu for her academic achievements, her charitable work, her athletic involvements and her inspirational essay presented. Congratulations! More HERE and HERE

2014  Warm for Winter Project 

Join the Warm for Winter Project!

Join the Warm for Winter Project!

Gather your family and friends together to make a difference! Children, women and men in need of affordable housing wait in lines every day for food and assistance. You will help to keep the chill away and brighten a homeless individual’s day by knitting or crocheting hats and scarves --or make them from fleece! All faiths and spiritual folks welcomed.

 Help us to meet our goal of collecting 1000 handmade hats and scarves this October / November, write and/or call Janice in October and find where you might like to deliver your gifts yourself before Thanksgiving. This year the Oct/Nov 2014 collection locations will be at some Houses of Worship where a Blessing of the Hats and Scarves may also be held. Ask your congregation if they are participating.

 To participate in the Thanksgiving Project, please contact Collections will be at various locations, so be sure to inquire about your nearest location. Pacific Fabrics stores will be collecting during October this year again—see

 Success Stories!

  • Warm for Winter Thanksgiving 2006-Thanksgiving 2014

  • Warm for Winter project collected and delivered 1,600 items in 2006.

  • Warm for Winter and Pacific Fabrics collaborative efforts delivered: 2007 >5,000, 2008 >6,000, 2009 >7,000, 2010 >6,500, 2011 >5,000, 2012 >3,200, 2013 >4,000 handmade hats and scarves to service providers into Four Counties in greater Puget Sound. Over 38,000 gifted to date! 


 Warm For Winter 2014 Brochure
( PDF 2.5 MB)

 2014 Warm for Winter Project Flier
( PDF 136 KB)

 Warm for Winter Shelter Delivery Opportunities
( PDF 136 KB)

  In Washington State there are women, children, youth, and men all desperately in need of housing.
♥ Your handmade gifts are able to help many people stay warm in the Puget Sound area. A new gift lovingly made is always appreciated.

 You are a part of the Warm for Winter Project to end homelessness through awareness and direct service when making handmade hats and scarves, promoting, and/or helping with deliveries!

 Start an Intergenerational knitting/ crocheting social in your neighborhood or congregation, include your local school in the Warm for Winter Project. Any size handmade hats or scarves are welcomed, darker tone colored larger hats are needed along with longer scarves! 

 Ask your House of Worship and/or Congregation if they would like to hold a Blessing of the Hats and Scarves service in this 2014 year. 48 beautiful blessing services have been held to date. Thank you!


More Homelessness Information:


Non-profit 501(c)3 tax-deductible monetary donations and contributions of yarn and fleece are welcome!