SPOKANE, Wash. – Lewis and Clark high school students in the Knitting Club spend their Friday lunches learning and practicing the art. But they’re also helping ensure Spokane’s low income men, women and children stay warm this winter.
On Wednesday, Lewis and Clark students will drop off a box full of knitted hats, scarves and gloves at Project Warm Up’s YMCA headquarters in Spokane. The box of donations will be added to more than 6,000 other items made by volunteer knitters across the community and distributed to 48 non-profit organizations on November 14.
Lewis and Clark High School’s Knitting Club advisor, Jennifer Showalter, said the students are dedicated to the project.
“It’s something you invest a lot of time in and most of the work is done outside of school,” Showalter said. “In a lunch period, we’re able to maybe get one row down.”
All the items through Project Warm Up will have tags that identify who made them. This donation will say “Made by students at Lewis and Clark High School” on the tags.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer knitter, contact Project Warm Up here. (http://www.ymcaspokane.org/programs/rsvp/rsvpprograms/)