As a way of thanking our great community in the Calgary area we are partnering with some fantastic local charities at this year’s convention.
We will have non-perishable goods collection boxes on site for your donation and members of KMITT will be attending to sell warm mitts, scarves and toques, where every one sold, equals one donated to those in need in our city to help weather the cold winters. KMITT is also looking for volunteers so if you have an interest in knitting with them contact them through their facebook page. Check out details below!
The Veterans Food Bank of Calgary isn’t just a food bank, in the future, we are planning to be a resource center for Canadian and Allied veterans in Calgary and Alberta. Veterans often struggle with reintegrating into society after their duty is complete. We strive to be a safe place where veterans can come together to beat depression, hunger, and many other deficiencies they might face.
KMITT is a social enterprise project helping to raise awareness about poverty in East Calgary. This project was inspired by a group of volunteers who wanted to give back to their community in a creative and meaningful way. They decided to start their own knitting circle and create mittens, toques, and scarves. KMITT is based on the one-to-one model: for every item sold, another item is donated to someone else in need. Our project has helped our volunteers to learn new skills, combat social isolation, and build a strong sense of community. All proceeds are reinvested back into the KMITT program to keep it self-sustaining.