Last week, my husband came home one day and asked me if I had received a call from the school secretary. They had a little girl show up to school with very cold little fingers because she didn't have any gloves or mittens, and he thought that would be something our new ministry, "Yesh Tikvah Ministries", could help with. I thought that was a great idea, too, and immediately went shopping for some little gloves and mittens to donate to the school. Believe it or not, I couldn't find mittens at all, but only gloves. I think mittens work so much better for small children. They are so much easier for adults to help them put on, and they keep their little fingers warmer than gloves do. So I had an idea. We can make mittens out of old sweaters!
So, instead of shopping for mittens, I hit the thrift shops in search of sweaters to make mittens out of. One of the shops was having a half off sale, so I bought a pile of sweaters!
This has evolved into an entire project at Yesh Tikvah Ministries! Over the next few weeks, we are collecting unwanted sweaters and making them into mittens. After winter break, we will be donating the mittens to the schools in our area to be given to the children who need them.
You can help us with this project! If you have an unwanted sweater in your closet, you can donate it to us and we'll make mittens out of it. Depending on the size of the sweater, we can get 3 or more pairs of mittens out of one sweater. If you live in our area, we can come and pick up your sweaters, or if you live far away, you can mail them to us.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a pick-up or to get our mailing address.