Sunday, January 28, 2007

Afghans, granny squares and love

I've encountered another way to give. I've mentioned the Friends of Pine River Reservation here before, but I hadn't realized there was a related group dedicated to creating afghans to give to different places at Pine River.
Its called Love Afghans for Pine River Reservation
and was started by Pam Wingard:

Pine Ridge Reservation is located in the southwesten part of South Dakota.
After reading about the Elders t
hat died during an extremely harsh winter on Pine Ridge Reservation, I began collecting squares and partially used skeins from others to assemble afghans for the Elders.

This list will concentrate on afgha
ns. One afghan can mean the difference of a cold night or a comfortable sleep. Squares of all sizes in worsted weight are welcomed. Partially used or new skeins are also accepted. Together, one square at a time, we can help those that are so in need. Come join us !

Whole afghans are accepted as well as squares and yarn. Let us know which you would like to contribute and the appropriate address will be given to you through private email.

If you don't care to join the group, but, would like to donate yarn, squares, or ca
sh for shipping, you can send it to

Pam Wingard P. O. Box 80597
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

If you do wish to send some knitted or crocheted blocks, those measuring 6" or 12" square are the easiest to assemble.

One of the new projects the afghans will be used for is called the FoPPR Beds Project.
Specifically, the afghans being created will be used as part of the Re-Member project (described in detail at the link above):
Re-Member is a nonprofit organization located on the reservation that hosts volunteers to Pine Ridge who help build bunk beds and set them up in the homes of those families on the reservation who have none. Many of the kids who receive these beds are sleeping on one for the first time in their lives!


momtroll said...

This sounds like a wonderful project. I hope a lot of folks send in what they can.

Lynx said...

Aha! I *knew* I was making all those mismatched granny squares for a reason! Lord and Lady know that I can whip them up in no time, especially if I don't have to sew them together!!! {grin} Will pass on the info to some others I know.... thanks, DiTro!

mist829430 said...

I love your blog!!!!

Diana Troldahl said...

Thanks Jana!!



Pam said...

Thanks Diana, The word of mouth is the best thing to keep the squares coming. Because of this sort of info, I mailed 24 small afghans out to children this last month. keep all those mis matched squares coming and thanks for the help.

Gentle Blessings
Pam of LA4PRR

Diana Troldahl said...

Thank you Pam, that means a lot to me :-}