'Close-knit' group of women uses its talents to help Asheville charities

Once a month, a group of women with United Way of Asheville get together to knit a variety of items for different charities in the area. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

Once a month, a group of women with United Way of Asheville get together to knit a variety of items for different charities in the area.

It's part of the Knit n Give Project. The women craft hand-made hats for newborns and their mothers, along with adults. They also make blankets and scarves to keep folks warm during the winter months.

The items are then given to Western North Carolina Community Health, AHOPE, Homeward Bound, and Mountain Area Health Education Center.

Volunteers say AHOPE will give away about 80 adult hats in one day during the winter because people will set them down and forget to pick them back up.

Most of the knitting is done at home, but on the third Sunday of every month, the women get together at the Rasburn house to catch up, talk about their favorite TV shows, and discuss how they are using their talents to help others.

Knitters don't need to be an expert. They just have to be willing to give their time.

This is one of many Flex Projects through United Way of Asheville.

For a full list of opportunities click here.

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