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Saturday, August 06, 2011

Friends for Life

Over the years, Tempe Yarn & Fiber has strived to practice our belief that as a business we need to give back to our community.  We've done this, with your help, by  sponsoring numerous community projects for those in need.  These include in part: Knitted Knockers, Chrysalis Center, Care7, Hospice of the Valley, Ronald McDonald House and Hugs for Japan.

One community project that you've continued to voice an interest involves animals shelters.  With the weather soon turning cooler (believe me it will), there is a need for items to help keep animals in shelters warm. 

Cora Lee our community project coordinator has been working with The Snuggles Project and has identified Friends for Life Animal Rescue in Gilbert as a recipient.  The Snuggles Project offers a wide range of knitting and crochet patterns for Snuggles that can be used at shelters.  Friends for Life Animal Rescue focuses on animal rescue and adoption.  It was Voted 2010's "Best Animal Shelter" in the "'s Best" .   

Our goal is to kick off the Snuggles Project in Mid-September.  Watch for more details.

In addition to this project, there is a continuing need for the Knitted Knockers by the Chandler Regional Hospital Cancer Center.  So don't be surprised if during our Community Event times (Mondays 11:30am to 12:30pm and Thursdays from 6-8pm) you see people doing Knitted Knockers.

Thanks for helping us make our community a better place.

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