Written By: Farah Vitale
After the tragic result of Hurricane Harvey, a yarn store in Reno is trying to help. The store, Jimmy Beans Wool, has partnered with Blue Skies Fibers, to sell Royal Petite Knit Kits and create teddy bears. Every kit that is sold raises $10 to The Knowledge Is Power Program and gives a bear to under privileged kids in Houston.
The teddy bears provide comfort for the kids affected by Hurricane Harvey during this time of need.
This special effort will have knitted bears delivered to school kids in Houston. So far, the project has raised about $7,500. Jimmy Beans Wool wants to keep increasing the total through the holiday season. There were at least 200,000 homes damaged during Hurricane Harvey. About 40% of the people in shelters are children, who require extra support to meet their unique needs. The devastating event also damaged 190 schools and was said to be the biggest rainstorm in the history of the continental U.S.
Anyone can knit their own Royal Petite animal and they have the option of writing a personalized message of encouragement for the kids. If you are interested, you can send them to Jimmy Beans warehouse and they will send all of the animals to Knowledge Is Power Program Houston Public Schools (KIPP). KIPP pairs each projects with a student who has been directly affected by Hurricane Harvey. Help is still needed! Head down to Jimmy Beans Wool at 4850 Joule Street in Reno and purchase a teddy bear knit kit!
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