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Knit for Kids

Sweaters made and displayed in April 2008In 2007 Nancy Aamodt began a Knit For Kids ministry at SVPC and organized the first display of sweaters knit by friends and members of the congregation. In 2009 Jan Mortensen continued to organize the annual display of sweaters, and in 2014 Marilyn Kunz began serving as this group's leader.

If you can knit and purl or crochet, you have the skills to create a colorful sweater, baby blanket or baby cap. Contact Marilyn Kunz for a pattern (knitted sweater, crocheted sweater, infant cap or blanket).

Knit for Kids knittersThe groups meets on the third Tuesday of each month at noon at church or in a private home. Check the Sunday bulletins for additional information about the monthly lunchtime meetings. Or you may choose to knit individually and turn in completed sweaters to Marilyn. For more information, contact Marilyn Kunz.

Marilyn Kunz
Phone | 408-247-7865
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Knit for Kids Beginnings

2008 display of sweatersIn 1996, Guideposts editor Brigitte Weeks published a devotional in Daily Guideposts telling about the inspiration she had found in knitting sweaters for refugee children. Readers spontaneously responded with an outpouring of handiwork. Over the next thirteen years, packages arrived daily at the Guideposts offices from volunteer knitters and crocheters, containing beautiful handmade sweaters in brilliant colors and sizes to fit all kids. Guideposts distributed them by partnering with World Vision, Feed the Children, Samaritan’s Purse, Children’s Hunger Fund, and WINGS to children in the United States and all around the world.

A “million smiles,” that’s a conservative estimate of how many people have been touched with joy by these gifts: the children who have received them directly or as a hand-me-down, their parents or guardians, and needleworkers who found their lives changed as they created these treasures with heart and hands. The original Guidepost's knitting project is now known worldwide as "Knit for Kids" and is managed by World Vision.