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Ellen Jacks on front page of Badger Herald for Charity Knitting & Crocheting group

Ellen Jacks sorts through knitted rectangles made by the Charity Knitting & Crocheting group. Image credit: Joey Reuteman, The Badger Herald

Ellen Jacks sorts through knitted rectangles made by the Charity Knitting & Crocheting group.
Image credit: Joey Reuteman, The Badger Herald

If you read yesterday’s issue of The Badger Herald (Thursday, Nov. 14), you may have recognized a familiar face on the front page. Memorial Library’s own Ellen Jacks (Grants Librarian) was pictured sorting through rectangles knitted by the UW—Libraries Charity Knitting & Crocheting group. The photo was in connection with the article entitled “Chronically ill homeless man gets aid from city.” The 7×9” rectangles shown in the photo will be stitched together to create a blanket or two that will be donated locally through Warm Up America.

As the organizer for the Charity Knitting & Crocheting group, Ellen coordinates projects each semester and throughout the summer. A previous project was creating scarves that were donated to Handmade Especially for You, a local shelter for abused women.

The Charity Knitting & Crocheting group meets on Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm in the Memorial Library Commons (Room 460). All our welcome to join in on the fun, even if you don’t know how to knit or crochet—group members are happy to provide instruction! There are other ways to contribute to the cause, too. The group always welcomes donations—they are especially in need of more knitting needles at this time.

For more information about the Charity Knitting & Crocheting group, visit their Facebook page or contact Ellen Jacks at ejacks@library.wisc.edu

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