Made With Love
Warm Up America! sponsors an annual event called Made With Love, where volunteers take to the streets to distribute hats, scarves, gloves and mittens in low-income communities. It is such a rewarding project and we want to share our experiences with WUA! volunteers around the country in the hopes that they can start similar initiatives in their own communities. If you are interested in holding your own Made With Love event, contact WUA! Coordinator April at email@example.com.
Plan a Made With Love Event in Your Community
When Evie Rosen first started Warm Up America!, she envisioned it as a program of neighbors helping neighbors, with volunteers crocheting and knitting afghans and donating them. Today, WUA! volunteers stitch and contribute a variety of crocheted and knitted items, but the spirit is still the same: helping our neighbors.
In 2015 WUA! staff collaborated with the Dallas Yarn Bombers to stage the first Made With Love event right here in our hometown. Why tie in with the Dallas Yarn Bombers? Because Made with Love was similar to yarn bombing. Colorful crocheted and knitted hats and scarves decorated trees and covered fences. The difference was they were not just for decoration but were for our neighbors in need to select a warm hat and scarf and take it home. Following is an outline.