The photos of the devastation in Houston are heartbreaking, the result of unimaginable rainfall from Hurricane Harvey. I’ve been looking into charity efforts, trying to figure out how to help.
The Mason-Dixon Knitting gals are one step ahead of me; they’re donating all proceeds from their Ravelry pattern sales through August 31 to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, a fund established by Houston’s mayor and housed at the Greater Houston Community Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity. This is brilliant.
I’m following suit. From now through Saturday, September 2, 2017 (midnight PST), I’m donating all proceeds from my Ravelry sales to the same Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. If you’ve been thinking about buying a pattern, now is a great time to make it count a little more. Here’s a link to my patterns on Ravelry.
I know we as knitters want to help. Cash donations are the best way to get help to where it’s needed. While we’d love to knit something to help, Houston doesn’t need our knitted goods. Mary Mooney of the Oregonian suggests other ways to help.
I’ll be making a donation to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, and hope you’ll help me make it that much bigger.
Linden Leaf, knit with Mason Dixon Knitting’s Euroflax mini skeins, in Forest.
SeaScape Scarflette, also knit with Mason-Dixon Knitting’s Euroflax minis, in Sea.
All my Ravelry patterns are included in this effort, but I wanted to highlight the MDK connection. Thanks for your help.
Michele, I’ve been wanting to donate to the hurricane Harvey relief fund. Thank you for donating the proceeds from your pattern sales to the fund. What a creative way to raise money for the victims of this horrible disaster. I will be buying several of your beautiful patterns.
Chris from Michigan (Llemah on Ravelry)