Recently there has been lots of discussion on various needlepoint lists about ways to help those in need. It’s mostly focused around helping those struck by disasters.
But, as the saying goes, need never takes a holiday.
That’s why I’m so excited about Rittenhouse Needlepoint’s wonderful charity program. They are doing something about the needs in their community and could use you help.
The shop teaches a free weekly beginners class in needlepoint and provides materials to those in need from the materials donated by people like you and me. I wrote to them and they are hoping to have a website devoted to this up in the next couple of months.
Rittenhouse, a full-service needlepoint shop located in downtown Philadelphia and on the Internet, is working with several area charities, including Project Home, JEVS (Jewish Educational Vocational Services), and Pennsylvania Prison Society (PPS), specifically half way houses of women coming out of prisons
You can read all about it on their Charity page.
If you send items to include all your information so they can provide a receipt that might be used with their tax preparers, although this is not guaranteed.
Their address is:
1737 Chestnut St #201
Philadelphia, PA 19103
They can also contact us for shipping help if it is a large quantity.
Next week I’m going through my stash and sending off a big box to them. Won’t you help too?