Warehouse Hours

The trusty crew that staffs our warehouse is there almost every Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  They sort and tag donations of yarn and completed projects.  They are also trying to organize the warehouse work so that they work two Friday’s a month and on the other two, have time for anyone to come and just visit, crochet and knit.  They’d also like to plan some classes or help for new members, so let them know what you are interested in.  If you’d like to visit the warehouse on a Friday, please contact Rebecca at 719-276-0967 or Mary at 719-275-4664 to make sure of their schedule.

Our monthly meeting is the third Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  You can meet other members, get an update on the organization, ooh and aah over projects that have been completed, and pick out a pattern and yarn for your next project.  We’d love to see you at a meeting.

2009 Update:

We have not disappeared (though we haven’t posted to this blog in a long time!) –  just very busy with the day-to-day busy lives we all lead.  We continue to grow as an organization each year, with new members at each meeting we hold, and many remote members who ship items to us for distribution.  Total items finished during 2008 exceeded 4,000 and we were busy with distribution to organizations we support from November through January. 

Please bear with us during our growing pains as we try to find people who want to help with organizational things – like updating this blog.  If that’s you, please contact us! 

Thanks – and keep those needles and hooks flying – we find a home for absolutely every donation we receive.

Let’s take a look at some gorgeous donations!

Warm The World’s volunteers are wonderful. Not only are they enthusiastic and generous, but they are very, very talented!

Just take a look at some of the blankets Warm The World has received recently:

If you receive our newsletter you read about the extremely generous donation from Mary Jackson in Indiana. She gave us sixty boxes of wool yarn. Here is some of it:

Here in Colorado the arrival of spring has also meant the arrival of wildfire season. Local readers are familiar with the horrible fire that burned through the town of Ordway. (You can read about this disaster here.) One of our board members has a contact in Ordway so Warm The World donated fifteen blankets to the survivors of the Ordway fire. It is because of our wonderful volunteers that we’re able to keep an inventory of items and are able to respond immediately to such events.

Besides knitted and crocheted items, Warm The World also accepts quilts and sewn items (like hats). Every item received will donated to a person in need. Please consider joining us.

Our monthly meeting is the third Saturday of every month. If you’re in the area, please stop by! The meetings are very informal and always a lot of fun.

As always, you can contact Warm The World by leaving a comment on this blog, emailing wtwfounder at gmail dot com or by calling 1-888-838-3044.

Finished items.

The volunteers that knit for Warm The World are an amazingly talented bunch of people. Here are a few of the finished items we admired at our January meeting:

In December, Warm The World received a donation of crocheted squares. Nan (our fearless leader) put the squares together and created this gorgeous afghan:

Besides knitted and crocheted items, Warm The World also accepts quilts and sewn items (like hats). Every item received will donated to a person in need. Please consider joining us.

Our monthly meeting is the third Saturday of every month. If you’re in the area, please stop by! The meetings are very informal and always a lot of fun.

As always, you can contact Warm The World by leaving a comment on this blog, emailing wtwfounder at gmail dot com or by calling 1-888-838-3044.

2007: a brief review.

2007 was a year of amazing growth at Warm The World.

1047 afghans were donated, which was a 37% increase over 2006.

2754 hats/scarves were donated, which was a 46% increase over 2006.

121 volunteers joined Warm The World in 2007, which was 39% growth!

There are currently volunteers in 35 states and 251 in our home state of Colorado.

Thank you to our 308 volunteers who make everything possible! For an overview of the everything you donated in 2007, click here.

An email arrived at Warm The World recently that touched all of us and the sender of the email has given us permission to share it here:

To: Nan Sullivan (founder of Warm The World)
Subject: hexagon blanket
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 06:36:59 -0500

Dear Nan,
I’m writing to thank you for your Christmas card because it caused
me to check out your website again. Imagine my surprise and profound
pleasure to see the afghan that was created out of my mother’s
colorful flower hexagon pieces! It was all the way at the bottom of
the “our blog” page and my sister in law and I both cried when we saw
it.

Please thank the talented and creative soul who completed it. I
feel truly touched and blessed by this act of kindness. I know this
afghan will be put to some good use but please let her know that she
has crocheted a double gift of kindness, to the receiver of the
blanket and also to us, it does my heart good to see my mother’s work
so beautifully appreciated.

May God continue to bless all of you in the caring work you do. To
paraphrase the author Tracy Kidder, people like you and the people
that work with you are a part of the “conspiracy of innocence”, it’s
made up of people who can never fully know the good they’ve done.
It’s what makes the world go round!

Have a happy, healthy, and holy new year!
In gratitude,
Dee Fulgione
Mary Fulgione

To see this beautiful blanket, click here and scroll to the end of post.

Thanks to Denise (owner of the Creative Cloth Closet in Canon City) and the Community Sewing Group that meets at her store, Warm The World was able to donate four quilts to The Wounded Warrior Battalion at Camp Pendleton in California.

This is an in patient treatment facility for soldiers with serious injuries received in Iraq and Afghanistan. Each soldier that checks into the facility receives a quilt of their own to have while they are there and they take with them when they leave.

Here are the quilts that were created by the Community Sewing Group:

Don’t forget about our monthly meetings on the third Saturday of every month. You can also contact us by leaving a comment on this blog or emailing wtwfounder at gmail dot com. If you prefer to talk to a real, live person, you can do so by dialing 1-888-838-3044.

Change of plans

The holiday potluck scheduled for this Saturday, December 15th, has been postponed. The regular monthly meeting will be held as usual at 11am.

When the potluck is re-scheduled, the details will be posted on this blog.

Mary reviewing donations from Icelandic Designs


We received a wonderfully generous donation from Icelandic Designs of Longmont – seven cases of samples that just need a little fix-it work to make warm sweaters for many.  We’ll all be brushing up on our weaving skills to repair these.  If you’re interested in this project, let us know!

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