By the end of the Corona Virus lockdown, we plan to be fully prepared, certified, organised, and staffed for the fall. We are expecting a surge in homelessness, poverty, and loneliness caused by the Corona Virus and we plan to be ready.
We reviewed this book to support Olga Mecking. Niksen, Embracing The Dutch Art of Doing Nothing by Olga Mecking It is my privilege to have received an advance copy of NIKSEN by Olga Mecking and, I confess, it was my intention was to read it over a weekend in March and write a quick review… Continue reading The perfect book for the age of the Corona Virus
It is exactly one year since the donation of our wool shop – The Treasure Trove – housed at Anna & Co in the SOZA building in The Hague. A bequeath from the son and husband of Door, the owner of the Breikorf in Voorburg. It was a donation that changed everything for Wool for… Continue reading He just gave us his mom’s Wool Shop – De Breikorf! That Changed Everything.
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
We are raising €1 per homeless person in The Netherlands so we can make enough hats and scarves! Please donate if you have €5 to spare. We willen €1 per dakloze man, vrouw en kind in Nederland ophalen. We gebruiken dit geld om sjaals en mutsen voor daklozen te breien- en haken. Alle donaties zijn… Continue reading Fundraiser to help us expand!
We have a new club!
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