Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Handmade for the Homeless4-24-12
Washington DCJCC

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Each year for the MCCCS December 25th Day of Service (D25), we gift wrap hats, scarves, socks and slippers for the homeless in the Washington DC community.


Join fellow knitters and crocheters to make handmade goodies for a great cause!  Whether you're an experienced knitter or crocheter or just interested in learning, we hope you'll join us at a Handmade for the Homeless!  Our goal is to contribute as many warm winter items as possible to distribute as gifts at D25. We know December is still months away but we want to start off the year on a warm note!

December 25th seems far away but it will be here before we know it. We hope you will help add to our collection.

What Should I Bring?

Please bring your own needles/crochet hooks.  All levels of knitters and crocheters are welcome.  Don't know how to knit or crochet? We'll teach you!
If you are not already working on a warm winter item and are looking for a great project or just starting out, please bring:
#8 or #10 knitting needles (circular or straight) or a size H crochet hook
at least 6 oz of any color(s) "worsted weight" yarn

Patterns can be provided. Additional hat patterns using #17 needles or a size N crochet hook are also available.

If you have questions about this event please contact Sheryl at  

If you can't join us in person, join us in spirit by knitting or crocheting:
Gloves and Mittens
Socks or slippers
Other items to keep people warm and toasty in the cold winter months

Knitted and other donations can be brought to the 16th Street J. Contact Erica Steen at to make arrangements. Thank you!

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

We're sorry, the deadline for registering for this event has passed.