PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There’s a project underway in a local arts community to create 300 “gifts of warmth” for the homeless before Thanksgiving, and the center of the action is on S 20th Street between Chestnut and Sansom Streets.
Just off of Rittenhouse Square sits Square Peg Artery and Salvage. Manager Jennifer Harrison says that last year, she and her neighbors noticed a high number of homeless people wearing clothes inappropriate for cold weather. So they put their knitting needles together and started creating hats, scarves and other items for the homeless. Now, they’re at it again.
“We can all drop $5 or $6 on a skein of yarn or a yard of fabric, and put in some time and effort, and give these folks something that A) will keep them prepared for winter, but B) shows them that there’s another human being out there that cares about them.”
If you are interested, the stitching dates are October 25th and 27th, and November 8th, 10th and 16th. The shop is open those days from noon to 5 p.m. for making gifts of warmth. And Harrison says free yarn is available at the shop.
Reported by Kim Glovas, KYW Newsradio