Community Purls is our local delivery program that honors the vulnerable and marginalized “pearls” in our own communities by delivering requested items that provide comfort, warmth, and hope. Scroll down to the United States in the Deliveries List below to see some specific delivery destinations.
To participate in our Community Purls program:
Identify community organizations that serve marginalized and vulnerable populations in your local area. Examples include: Lutheran Family Services, Family Promise, VA Medical Centers, AIDS organizations, Abuse and Trauma organizations, Immigrant & Refugee organizations, and Children's Hospitals.
Contact the agencies, medical facilities, or schools by phone or email. Tell them you’re affiliated with Knitting4Peace’s local delivery program and ask if they would like some of our items. Handmade items that you can create and deliver include: mittens, scarves, hats, washcloths, shawls, Peace Pals, or baby items such as booties, bibs, and blankets.
You can create all the requested items locally or contact our Denver office and ask us to provide some items from our corporate inventory. Send your request by email to [email protected] Include the following information: (a) name of the agency you’ll be delivering to, (b) the items you’d like us to provide, (c) the quantities of each item, (d) your ship-to address, (e) the date by which you need the items (allow at least 2 weeks), and (f) a summary of the items (with quantities) you plan to create locally. Your delivery will be highlighted in our monthly eNewsletter Community Purls column. If you don’t already receive our Newsletter, Sign Up Today!
If you create everything locally, send an email message to [email protected] with a list of the items (and quantities) you’ve delivered and the agency to whom you delivered. We’ll highlight your delivery in our monthly eNewsletter “Community Purls” column. If you don’t already receive our Newsletter, Sign Up Today!
If you’re interested in learning more about the communities we work with, please visit the Stories page. This is a section of our website that will expand as we receive new stories and photos from our Delivery Agents. If you are interested in becoming one of our Delivery Agents, visit our Join Us Page.
Listed below are countries where we have made personal deliveries. In some cases there are accompanying photos and narratives. If you are interested in becoming one of our Delivery Partners, visit our Join Us Page.
Please include your name and e-mail to receive an acknowledgment of your shipment and a receipt.