YWCA to host knitting for cancer Thursday, Nov. 7

PIQUA — Suzie Hawkes and The YWCA Witty Knitters will hold a program on Thursday, Nov.r 7, at 10 a.m. at the YWCA Piqua where participants will to knit or crochet hats and other items to donate to cancer patients at UVMC. Individuals coming to help with this project are asked to bring their own yarn, knitting needles or crochet hooks.

“Our supply of donated yarn is dwindling so we are happy to accept donations of yarn from individuals who have extra at home,” said Hawkes. “Several individuals take materials home and love having the supplies we can give to them.

“This is a wonderful community project to support those affected by cancer,” said Hawkes, YWCA volunteer. “It is especially meaningful to those receiving our items to show that members of the community are helping them through a difficult time. We have donated over 1,500 hats since the inception of this project and are thrilled that we have put smiles on so many faces because of it.

“Several community members have already donated a large amount of hats that they have done at home. We were thrilled with these donations,” added Hawkes. “Anyone can donate items they have made at home if they are unable to attend the Nov. 7 get together. We meet on the first Thursday of each month and encourage others to come and join in this very special project.”

For more information, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St., Piqua or call 937-773-6626. The YWCA is handicap accessible.