With cool, wet weather settling over Vancouver Island, the Nanaimo chapter of Blankets for Canada is gearing up for another busy season of supplying handmade blankets to local organizations serving the homeless and other people in need of warmth.
A non-profit organization, the local chapter has delivered 300-400 blankets each year since 2004 to organizations in Nanaimo that work with those in need.
Knitters and crocheters make 20×20 centimetre squares for Blankets for Canada, but the squares must be crocheted or hand sewn together into blankets.
The Nanaimo chapter needs blanket assemblers and welcomes yarn donations.
Organizers are at Michaels Superstore, on Mary Ellen Drive, on Nov. 10 from 1-3 p.m. with sample blankets and information for anyone who would like to contribute to the community project.
For more information, please call Helene at 250-758-5353 or Charlene at 250-716-2177.
For more on Blankets for Canada, please go to www.blankets4canada.ca.