Knitting for Charity Recognizes TOC

Knitting for Charity Recognizes TOC


We are very honored to have been chosen as a featured charity in this week’s issue of Knitting Nuggets for Make a Difference Monday.

Today is Make a Difference Monday… 

Today’s featured knitting charity has been in existence since 2005, but until quite recently I had not known about it. A friend of mine drew my attention to its newest Boston chapter, whereupon I discovered that it has chapters all over the United States, as well as one in Canada. 

Sexual violence is a heartbreaking phenomenon that, perhaps more than any crime, frequently leaves its victims feeling alone, ashamed, even unloved. The statistics are staggering: over 200,000 Americans are victimized by sexual violence every year. And according to the Justice Department, 60 percent of all sexual assaults are never reported.

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About Threads of Compassion

Threads of Compassion is a loosely connected group of survivors of sexual violence who desire to offer comfort and support to recent victims. The idea is simple. Anyone whose life has been affected by sexual assault or abuse is welcome to knit or crochet a scarf which in turn will be given to a victim of sexual violence when they enter the hospital for emergency treatment.