Warm Up Medina County, now in its fifteenth year at Medina County District Library, contributed 751 hand-knitted and crocheted items to twelve county agencies Monday, Nov. 19 at 1:30 pm in the Medina Library.
Warm Up Medina County began in 2004, based on Warm Up America, a program that brings people together to learn to knit and crochet, and allows experienced knitters to share their talents. Since 2004 MCDL knitters have donated more than 9,750 items to local organizations.
The items made through the knitting circles are donated to those in need through the following organizations: Battered Women’s Shelter, The Children’s Center of Medina County, Community Services Center, Garfield Elementary, Hinckley Outreach Incorporated, Job and Family Services, Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Medina Creative Housing, Operation H.O.M.E.S, Medina Salvation Army, Wadsworth Salvation Army, Medina County Health Department WIC.
“We want to thank the many knitting groups and individuals who contribute to this program annually”, says Julianne Bedel, MCDL Assistant Director. “It is truly heartwarming to see the care and skill that goes into creating beautiful and practical knitted goods for Medina County residents in need.”