Celebrating 30 years of Warm Up America!
Started in a small Wisconsin town with neighbors knitting and crocheting afghans for people in need, Warm Up America! has warmed people’s lives since 1991. Founder Evie Rosen came up with the idea of having volunteers knit or crochet small sections and others joining them together into blankets, which quickly caught on. Thanks to the generosity of knitters and crocheters around the country, today Warm Up America! distributes warm blankets, hats and other items to tens of thousands of people in need.
In honor of our 30th anniversary and to keep Evie's vision alive, we are celebrating with a huge fundraising campaign! Our goal is to encourage makers to donate $30 or more to help us raise a total of $90,000. Every volunteer who donates $30 or more to WUA! will receive an exclusive 30th anniversary pattern bundle that includes a total of 90 new knit and new crochet 7” by 9” section patterns. Thank you to each and every designer and Craft Yarn Council member that contributed patterns to this bundle as a generous donation to Warm Up America!
30th Anniversary Exclusive Section Pattern Bundle
Curious about the patterns and designers that you can find in this GIANT 90 pattern bundle? Check out our 30th anniversary guides below to see what you will receive with your $30 donation!
Patterns are emailed out once a week on Mondays to everyone who has made a donation of $30 or more the previous week, so make sure to add your email address when you make your donation! If you send a check donation, add a note with your email address so we can send you the patterns.
WUA! volunteers in the WUA! Makers Facebook group set a goal to send in 199,130 sections during this campaign in celebration of our 30th anniversary. If you look at the goal more closely, you will see both 1991, the year WUA! was founded, and 30, as a homage to 30 years of providing warmth to those in need! Join our WUA! Makers Group to stay plugged in!
OUR MONETARY GOAL FOR THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY CAMPAIGN
THE NUMBER OF 7” BY 9” SECTIONS WE HOPE TO RECEIVE BY MAY 2022
Help us promote our 30th anniversary campaign!
Download social media graphics and our press release below.
Other ways to support Warm Up America! in 2021:
- Purchase Warm Up America! special edition 30th anniversary merchandise: t-shirts and tote bags
- Donate knit or crochet 7” by 9” sections to help us reach 199,130 sections donated in 2021
- Share our 30th anniversary fundraiser on social media
- Share the WUA! 30th anniversary celebration video
- Create your own Facebook fundraiser for WUA!
- Check out our current needs page to donate other items to Warm Up America!
- Donate items in your local community in honor of Warm Up America!
- Secure matching donations through your workplace
We need your financial support to build our charity network. Help us to ship, deliver and create more warm blankets and clothing for people less fortunate than ourselves.
Volunteers can donate their time to crochet and knit one or more 7" by 9" sections, as well as entire blankets and accessories. Sections are either joined by individuals or groups in a community.
Mail items to:
3740 N Josey Ln Suite #126, Carrollton, TX 75007