Craft and Tea has begun for the year and we would love to welcome anyone who would like to join us. You can bring your own project to work on or you could knit for the charity kogo-Knit One Give One, that distributes to Australian families. Please contact me or just come along to the Bendigo Bank, East Ringwood, 1.30 first Monday every month
A message from kogo to all our wonderful creative and generous knitters.
Our grateful thanks to Ringwood Clocktower Probus Craft Group (especially Dorothy) for the lovely jumpers and beanies that they so kindly crafted and donated to kogo. We know that the people who receive them will be absolutely thrilled. It gives them an emotional boost to know that someone in the community takes the time and trouble to create such special items to give to people who are suffering hardship.
Our finished garments are distributed through over 300 Community Partner Organisations. These agencies deal with a myriad of people undergoing hardship such as those who are homeless, refugees, children who are at risk, remote indigenous communities, women in refuges and families who are struggling to make ends meet.
Again, thank you so much for being part of our team of wonderful knitters and crocheters and helping us to spread the warmth.
Do you have some spare time and would you like to help people in need?
Council is partnering with local community houses to launch a new initiative – Knit one, warm one.
Knit one, warm one builds on the remarkable spirit and goodwill shown by our community during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering a chance for knitters to assist those sleeping rough or struggling financially.
Not sure how to knit? What better reason to learn! There are plenty of knitting tutorials for beginners on YouTube; or you could ask a family member to teach you – or even join a local knitting group!
You can knit beanies, scarves or mittens/gloves! You choose the colours and style. All we ask is that you drop off your items by 31 July.
Participating community houses:
Drop off your knitted items at the following community houses:
- Arrabri Community House
Allambanan Drive, Bayswater North. 9294 7530
- Central Ringwood Community Centre Bedford Road, Ringwood. 9870 2602
- Glen Park Community Centre
Glen Park Road, Bayswater. 9720 5097
- North Ringwood Community House Tortice Drive, Ringwood North. 9876 3421
- Yarrunga Community Centre
Croydon Hills Drive, Croydon Hills. 9722 8942
- Click here to download Form to include when dropping off your items
CRAFT meets the first Monday every month at 1.30pm