Last year, we did a calculation on Maex.nl of the number of volunteer hours Stichting Wool for Warmth completed in an average month. The number will blow your socks off. 10,000 hours of volunteer work per month. Let me write it bigger. 10,000 hours of volunteer work per month. And we were trying to be… Continue reading Honestly, we just need more volunteers. Everyone welcome, we will find the best place for you!
Stichting Wool for Warmth Treasure Trove Soza Building Noord Ingang Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg 55 2595AN The Hague 10:00-17:00 every day. Other times by appointment We know what to do with donated wool: Open lots of knitting clubs and knit and crochet for the homeless. And also know what to do with old clothing: Donate winter… Continue reading Usually we say “Yes” but this time we said “Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes!! The Treasure Trove/Schatkamer Second-Hand Store is OPEN for Business!
A satellite engineer by education, Eshete uses his skills as a project manager and trained engineer to manage the ever changing, every increasing collection of people and donations that is Stichting Wool for Warmth. Thank you Eshete, Volunteer of the Year 2020 ❤️
At Wool for Warmth, Yes! Is our favourite word. It opens up new avenues, leads us to new and often unexpected opportunities. Yes! started our charity. Yes! brought us a wool store donation. Yes! Started 70 clubs. Yes! brought us over 7,200 items of clothing to donate. We have said Yes! again. And now our… Continue reading Yes! Wool for Warmth Volunteers Rise to the Corona-Challenge!
Bum. We were looking forward to this. Anyway, just to remind you, here is our video from the Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t8M-q0Cdh0 Turn up the volume!! There are 5 different ways you can help the homeless: Wool for Warmth works without subsidies and every month we need to raise €500. Please help… Continue reading Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship 2020 is cancelled! The event is postponed to 2021
Most of our volunteers and knitters are in the high-risk group for coronavirus so this pandemic is something we take very seriously. Instead of “circumstances-beyond-our-control” however, we are taking the “circumstances-within-our-control” approach. For all our volunteers, followers, and fans, we are making our coronavirus policy public. And in the spirit of Wool for Warmth, we… Continue reading Seeing the Positive Side of the Coronavirus while Following the Rules
Sometimes life takes a series of unexpected turns. 11 February 2017, Linda Huijsen died unexpectedly. Her husband Richard gave her wool stash to her friend Cathy because she was the only person he knew that could knit. And he told her to “do something good with it”. Cathy put a post on Facebook asking if… Continue reading First Annual Linda Huijsen Memorial Potluck Dinner
Yes! Knitting and Heavy Metal have more in common than you think. In Finland, the Heavy Metal Knitting Contest was launched when the organisers realised that there were the same number of knitters as heavy metal bands in Finland. Imagine that! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t8M-q0Cdh0 This video got us into the 2019 semi-finals!! The Rules were simple: create… Continue reading Finalist – Heavy Metal Knitting World Championships 2019