red thread project, originally uploaded by Get Stitchy With Sarah.
This is something I just became aware of, and it sounds great. What a wonderful way to "connect" and to do good.
"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance.
The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break." -Chinese proverb
"The Red Thread Project® is community art made by the community for the community. Hundreds of youths and adults knit and crochet hats; attach the hats to a ½ mile long knitted red thread; wear the hats in a simple performance / dance; exhibit the hats and, finally, donate the hats to local charities including those assisting cancer patients, foster children, the elderly and the homeless.
The Red Thread Project® celebrates community connections, both visible and invisible, while encouraging and fostering individual creativity. Since its inception in 2004, over 5,000 hats have been donated to charities in Terre Haute, IN, Memphis, TN, Grand Rapids, MI and St. Louis, MO.
For the school year 2010-2011, The Red Thread Project® will be at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, IL. Join the fun! Make a hat. Teach another to knit or crochet. Take part in the performance. There are many ways in which you may become involved.
Learn more about the Red Thread Project here.