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No Idle Hands Project
No Idle Hands
  Warming Northern Michigan one hand crafted project at a time.

The Goodwill Inn estimates that any any point in time there are 591 homeless individuals in the surrounding five county area (Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau.)  Local shelters serve approximately 700 to 800 folks per year; many are turned away due to lack of room.  Some are double up with friends or family some live on the streets and in parks.

We estimate the number of people who knit or crochet are three times the amount of the homeless in the five county area.

We are calling on Northern Michigan yarn lovers to pick upyour needles and create just one hat, one scarf, one pair of mittens or socks (adult or children size) for donation to the Goodwill Inn where they will be distributed to the homeless in Northern Michigan.

We will start collecting donations October 15, 2008.

For more information contact us at 231-271-YARN (9276) or Demarie Jones at 231-271-4812.

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PO Box 52
Suttons Bay, Michigan 49682

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday noon - 4 pm

Yarn Lover's Night
Mondays, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Spinning Night
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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