Knitting4Life (K4L) Sabrina CarnesiCrittenden Middle School Newport News, VA
Meaningful Purpose 4 Well-made items Item #1 – Less fortunate Item #2 - Friend Item #3 – Family Member Item #4 – Self None for 2 & 3 = 3 to the Less fortunate + 1 for you
Meaningful Purpose Continues… Daily for 30 minutes during IE Classes No Age Requirements Rules to Follow – When you have a gift, you use it to help others. Never make something to give to another person that is not good enough for you to personally wear.
Conception – September 2009 KiKi Magazine – Winter 2008 AASL Learning4Life – Summer 2009 (Instructional Enrichment)IE – Fall 2009
Annual Service Project #1 Downtown Christmas Party (for those in need) Minimum of 15 scarves and/or hats
Annual Service Project #2 Caps for Preemies (to local NICUs) Minimum of 15 scarves and/or hats
Current Personal Project 2012 SOCKS w/ sz 8 (my magical size) Circular Needles!!
Upside Blog your progress Communicate with other school knitting groups via social networking 1. Clarisse Bushman / Strasburg HS 2. Middle School in Richmond area Community Service Hours Develop a life skill Communicate with people across diverse ethnic lines and age Self esteem builder
Downside Finances for replacement of Yarn Needles Supplies
Solutions1. Grant Writing NNPS Instructional Mini Grant sponsored by the Jewish Women’s Association ($500.00 maximum)2. Parental Involvement3. Community Support Local Yarn Shops Local Knitting Circles / Guilds Knitting w/service in mind Helping Hands Foundations, Inc. 1100-H Brandywine Blvd Zanesville, OH 43701-7303 www.NeedleArtsMentoring.org Churches Individuals4. Charge a Material’s Fee5. Require all knitters to purchase their own materials
jCommunity ServiceLetter June 15, 2010 Re: Comminity Service Hours Knitting4Life Registers Student for To Whom It May Concern: a specific amount of Please accept this letter as verification of the 30 service hours that Ahman ____ has completed as a member of the Crittenden Middle School’s Knitting4Life (K4L) service hours at the Instructional Enrichment Program during the 2009-2010 school year. end of each academic The rule for being a part of the Knitting4Life circle is that each member must knit four items of whatever it is we’re knitting. The first well-made item goes to the less year fortunate, the second item goes to a friend, the third well-made item goes to a family member, and the final well-made item goes to oneself. If the student does not have a friend or family member who can use the first three items, they are contributed to needy groups. Cleared through This school year K4L was able to contribute 17 well-made scarves to the “Downtown principal and school Christmas Party” sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and 35 preemie hats to the NICUs at Mary Immaculate and Riverside Hospitals. counselor Sincerely, Used for required HS Felicia Barnett Sabrina Carnesi Credit Hours Principal Knitting4Life Advisor Cc: Cum File Added to Cum Folder