Welcome to Yarn Angels South Bay!
Do you knit, crochet, quilt, or sew?
Want to make a difference?
Interested in using your crafting skills to help others?
Looking for someone who can really use the results of your labors of love?
Has your family said, “No more sweaters (hats, scarves, slippers, afghans), please!”?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, Yarn Angels South Bay needs you!
We are a group of volunteers who crochet, knit, quilt, and sew items (not for profit, non-denominational) that are requested and used by a number of local charities. We currently support:
Casa de Los Angelitos, a shelter for pregnant women in crisis
Flossie Lewis Center, residence for pregnant women & young mothers for substance abuse recovery
Rainbow Services, support to women and children victims of domestic violence
Child Life Program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center - serving pediatric patients and their families throughout the hospital
Skill level isn’t important! The need is great and you can help in many ways. If you are able to craft one crochet or knit stitch, you can help create an afghan! Some of us knit or crochet squares that are then assembled into blankets, etc., by other members. Others make lap-ghans, baby quilts or blankets, face coverings, slippers, booties, port-a-cath pillows, scarves, hats, turbans, shawls, premature baby blankets and caps, stuffed toys, and clothing items – either by knitting, crocheting, quilting, or sewing.
In addition to the handmade items, members also donate school supplies, toiletries, infant supplies (e.g. diapers), clothing, toys, non-perishable food items. On donation nights, Yarn Angels also presents small monetary gifts to the charities, which are funded by dues, craft fairs and other fundraising activities.
Meetings are optional. You may come to every meeting, occasionally, or only on a donation night (held three times per year). Some simply arrange to get their items to us without attending a single meeting. A donation night affords the opportunity to meet representatives of the organizations we serve, and provide them with the results of our members’ handiwork and dedication.
The Yarn Angels usually meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from 6pm to approximately 8pm. However, due to covid-19 protocols, we will not be having any meetings inside until Los Angeles County Department of Public Health allows in-person gatherings. We are still accepting new members. We have a supply of yarns and fabric from our donors available for our creative angels. Please email your request and we will set a time for angels to pick up supplies. See contact information and directions by selecting the "contact us" tab on top or here
DONATIONS OF USABLE CLEAN YARN AND FABRIC ALWAYS WELCOME
as well as such items as thread, zippers, buttons, lace, and patterns for sewing (special request for older patterns for children's clothing), crochet or knitting!
Note: Yarn Angels has a large inventory of donated fabric so we need people who sew to make items for our charities.
About Us -
Around 2003, a group of eight to ten local knitters and crocheters heard about a project called "Warm Up America" via a local craft store. WUA accepted handmade blankets which were then shipped to a national location and eventually distributed to needy individuals throughout the country.
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The next Donation Afternoon is Monday August 23rd at 4:30-6:00 pm outside at the Torrance Church of the Nazarene - Parking Lot.
Donation Dates in 2021 will be held in April, August, and December. Due to Covid-19, the exact dates and locations will be determined closer to the time of the event.
Due to Covid-19 protocols, we will not be having any meetings inside until the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health allows in-person gatherings.
Monday August 23, 2021 Donation afternoon
outside at Torrance Church of the Nazarene - Parking Lot at
4:30 to 6 pm. Charities will accept donations for direct placement in their vehicles.
Apr Gardena Spring Fair
Nov Torrance Senior Fair
Dec Gardena Winter Fair