You can make a difference over Memorial Day Weekend.
Volunteers are Needed to teach knitting and Crocheting at TAPS over Memorial Day Weekend - on May 25, 26, and 27I need to get quite a few volunteers in a pretty short period of time - so please pass this along to your friends and group members - to all knitters and crocheters who might be interested!
The amazing people at TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) have asked Knitters and Crocheters Care to teach knitting and crocheting at the 13th Annual National Military Survivor Seminar being held Memorial Day Weekend, 2007 in Crystal City, Virginia. They have asked us to discuss the therapeutic benefits of knitting and crochet and also to teach crochet/knitting from the point of view of a healing hands type of craft and from a community building perspective.
We will have a booth in their support area - and the booth needs to be staffed on
Friday, May 25: 9-5
Saturday, May 26: 9-5
Sunday, May 27: 9-2
Knitters and Crocheters Care is seeking volunteer knit and/or crochet teachers who would like to teach garter stitch (knitting lesson) or single crochet (crochet lesson) at these sessions. Kits will be provided by Knitters and Crocheters Care. If you're interested in teaching at this event, please contact Claire Wudowsky as soon as possible at Knitters_and_Crocheters_Care@yahoo.com or call her at 571-332-3804.
TAPS (http://www.taps.org) provides a wide variety of programs and information to survivors, military and casualty personnel and others. Each Memorial Day weekend, all those affected by a death in the line of military duty are invited to Arlington, Virginia to attend three days of sharing, coping, and healing with some of America's leading experts on trauma and grief. We are honored that the people at TAPS have asked us to participate in this program.This event is being held at the DoubleTree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Crystal City (Arlington), VA