Saturday, May 15, 2010

Volunteers Needed For Memorial Day Event at

You can make a difference this Memorial Day Weekend.

Knitters and Crocheters Care is seeking volunteers to teach knitting and Crocheting at the TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) annual Memorial Day program. We will need volunteers for shifts from 9 am - 5 pm on Friday, May 28; Saturday, May 29; and Sunday, May 30. We 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!

This year the the Memorial Day event will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202. The amazing people at TAPS have asked Knitters and Crocheters Care to discuss the therapeutic benefits of knitting and crochet. We have also been asked to teach crochet/knitting from the point of view of a healing hands type of craft and from a community building perspective.

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) for two hours or more at these sessions. Kits will be provided by Knitters and Crocheters Care.

If you’re interested in teaching email

TAPS ( 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 attend workshops over three days: sharing, coping, and healing with some of America’s leading experts on trauma and grief.