Makers’ Heroes

Do you know someone who has made an impact with their charity knitting, crochet or sewing? Nominate them as a Makers' Hero. 

If selected, we will celebrate their good works in our newsletter and social media, and also send them a care package including one of our Makers' Heroes Drawstring Bags.

March 5, 2021  |  Pamela tourtillott

Pamela has crocheted over 670 teddy bears in less than 3 years donating them to Mother Bear Project that send the bears to children in Africa, mostly orphans. Besides the cost of the yarn and stuffing, it costs her about $5 for postage to ship the bears to Mother Bear headquarters, and to pay for them to be shipped to Africa. 

She started making the bears when she retired, and has continued making them throughought several setbacks, her husband having a stroke and both her husband and her going to the hospital with Covid-19.

We salute you, Pamela! Your efforts to help children affected by HIV/AIDS in developing nations is inspiring. Thank you for using your time and talents to help others. 

We will be sending Pamela a care package with lots of fun yarns and goodies that she can use to keep making bears.

February 9, 2021  |  Perry Yarusso

Perry Yarusso has been helping his mother make masks, which they hang on a "Mask Tree!" Everone is free to take one - and donations are accepted, but not required. In December, he collected enough money to donate 3399 meal bags to his local food bank!

What an amazing young man! We are proud to call him our HERO!

February 2, 2021  |  Jean Robson

We are delighted at the number of nominations we have received in the past few days for our Makers' Heroes award. Today's honor goes to Jean Robson

Charon Coonfield nominated Jean as an unsung hero for all the baby blankets, hats, throws, and chemo caps she has made for friends, family and others over many years.

January 19, 2021  |  KANG (Knit at night gang)  |  Houston, TX

We want to give a special shout out to the Knit at Night Guild (KANG) in Houston, Texas for all the items they made and donated for the residents of Hackberry and Johnson Bayou, Louisiana. Their handmade items were distributed at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church (which was in repairs from the storm), Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, and Angel Tree for those in need nearby communities. Their creative crafting and caring gesture brought a bright spot to a tough situation. The Guild members are awesome, and they continue to do this great work while having fun and supporting local shops.

Thank you, Knit at Night Guild, for all you do to make our world a better place. You are our heroes! We will be sending you a care package so that you may continue to knit hats and shawls for those who need them!