Tuesday 12 September 2017

Emmaus Hertfordshire to distribute blankets for local homeless


Emmaus Hertfordshire has joined forces with ‘Blankets for the Homeless St Albans & Hertfordshire’ to become a distribution and collection point for homemade knitted blankets that will help keep our homeless population warm this autumn.

‘Blankets for the Homeless St Albans & Hertfordshire’ is part of a national movement that allows knitters and crocheters of all abilities to create blanket squares – or entire blankets – for rough sleepers. Donations of wool and yarn suitable for knitting as well as ready-made offerings can be dropped off at any of our Emmaus Hertfordshire stores

On Tuesday 12 September, Sue Gardner and Madelaine Ward of ‘Blankets for the Homeless St Albans & Hertfordshire’ dropped off 30 blankets to the Emmaus community in St Albans, which will be picked up by several local homeless charities and distributed to local rough in the area. Speaking of her involvement, Sue says:

"Our blankets make the local homeless population feel as though their wellbeing is valued; it takes me on average two-weeks to make a bespoke blanket and it makes me feel so happy that the end product goes to someone who really needs it.”

You may also donate homemade fingerless gloves, scarves and socks in gender-neutral colours.

Find out how you can get involved by visiting: www.facebook.com/stalbansbfth/ or emailing: stalbansblankets@gmail.com