Vermont female inmates crochet hats for homeless

By Associated Press
Saturday, November 27, 2010

SWANTON, Vt. — At Northwest State Correctional Facility, Yolanda Slothower is more than Inmate No. 57640. She’s part of “the Crochet Club,” a group of women who turn donated yarn into hats, scarves and mittens to be given to Vermont shelters and child-care facilities over the holidays. The program, started three years ago by a worker at the state Agency of Human Services, solicits donations of yarn, cardboard boxes of which are then forwarded to the women’s prison in Swanton. There, about a dozen women participating in the voluntary program use crochet hooks to fashion colorful head- and hand-warmers for distribution to homeless shelters, battered women’s shelters and other agencies.

full article – http://news.bostonherald.com/news/national/northeast/view/20101127vermont_female_inmates_crochet_hats_for_homeless/srvc=home&position=recent

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s