Monday, August 24, 2020

August Update

Hello Friends of Warm Hands!

We hope you are all safe and well.  Thank you to everyone for your support of Warm Hands and your inquiries on when we will be receiving items again. We know you are eager for things to get back to “normal”, and we are too! However, we are not there yet.

It has always been a challenge for WHN to balance out our supply (of your lovely handcrafts), shipping & distribution, and the needs of our partners. Under normal circumstances, that balance works out. However, COVID-19 has disrupted that balance, impacting our shipping and distribution chains (and even our Packing Nights). We are also being exceedingly cautious before starting to work again with many of our usual partners, which are largely vulnerable populations.

For these reasons, we ask that you continue to hold on to your WHN items for now. Please do not ship to us at this time. The last thing we want is for your lovingly made handknits to be sent to us, and for us to be unable to distribute them in a timely manner.

If you are looking with alarm at a growing pile of handknits taking over a corner of your home and wish to get them sent out, you are of course welcome to share them with another organization accepting handknits. There are so many worthy causes deserving of your work, and we all have the same goal - of helping to keep each other warm. Of putting mitts on a child, a blanket around someone who needs a hug, socks on cold feet.

We are working to connect with new partners to see what may be possible, and will keep you informed as we know more. Thank you to everyone for your support of Warm Hands! Keep knitting, and stay safe.

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