Thursday, November 5, 2009

Project Helmetliner Update

As you may know, Yarn Nook’s Project Helmetliner was featured on KATC TV3’s evening news on Tuesday night. Here is a link to the news story on KATC’s website, just in case you missed it. Since the story aired, we have had a tremendous response from the people of Acadiana. Many people have come by the shop to learn to knit just so they can knit helmetliners, and others have called or come by to lend support and to make monetary donations. Because of this, we have formed a non-profit organization, Project Helmet Inc., which is a separate entity from Yarn Nook and will allow us to collect donations that are tax deductible. The money collected will be used to pay for the yarn necessary to knit the helmetliners, and volunteer Yarn Nookers will knit them for the troops. To donate to this great cause, you may come by the shop or send your donation to:
Project Helmet
321 Oil Center Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70503

Don’t forget that The Daily Advertiser will be running an article about the project in the paper on Monday. Also, Kim and Pam will appear on KLFY TV10’s Passe Partout on Friday Morning!

We are so proud of all of you who have worked on helmetliners with us. We urge anyone who is willing to donate their time to this worthwhile project to please come by the shop to pick out their yarn today! We have tweaked the original Helmetliner pattern provided by CitizenSam ~ click here to request a copy of our revised instructions.

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