Luba's Blanket


Luba's Blanket


Knitting A Web of Compassion Throughout Lorain County, Ohio



Who We Are How You Can Help! Upcoming Projects Luba's Heroes Upcoming Events Updated! Places Luba's Blanket Has Gone Contact Us or Donations Photos
Number of Donated Squares (Updated!) Number of Donated Items (Updated!) Friends to Visit




Who We Are


We are a charitable volunteer organization who understands that sometimes even the simplest gift is appreciated. Luba's Blanket started as a call for help for the child victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The idea was presented by the Jewish Family Foundation. We thought it would be a wonderful program to continue on a local level.

In Russian, luba means love. The blankets are now being offered to children in hospitals as well as the elderly in nursing and rehabilitation homes. Sometimes the simplest gift of warmth, love and the idea that someone cares about you is the greatest gift of all!

We also hold special meetings occasionally to get the community involved. We sit around knitting for a good cause and have a lot of fun. Sometimes, we even have beginning knitting or crocheting classes so that everyone can be involved. Check back often to see when the next scheduled event is being held.

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How You Can Help!


We are a charity volunteer organization. We rely totally on good people volunteering time knitting and/or resources such as yarn, needles, crochet hooks and monetary donations. We strongly encourage Church groups or other civic groups to become involved as our greatest need is knitters or crocheters. It's a great way to get involved within your community.

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Upcoming Projects


In addition to the scarves, rectangles, hats and all other items, we are now knitting breast replacements for those women recieving mastectomies. These items will be donated to local cancer wards and local Breast Cancer organizations. Your help is greatly appreciated and needed! We are partnering with Knitted Knockers for this project and patterns for these items can be found at their site.

Knitted Knockers


This year Luba's Blanket is focusing on a different medical need each month along with our regular charitable donations. These conditions are recognized nationally during the chosen month. For example, March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. Items knitted/crocheted will be donated to a local charity helping those with MS. As each medical condition also has a corresponding color associated with it, items donated will be within that color scheme. Below, please find our upcoming goals:

January -- Cervical Health/Teal and White; Birth Defects/Pink and Blue; Glaucoma/Green; Thyroid/Light Blue
February -- Heart Awareness/Red
March -- Brain Injury/Green; Endometriosis/Yellow; MS/Multi-Colored Prism (Variegated)
April -- Alcohol Awareness/Red; Autism/Rainbow; Sarcoidosis/Purple
May -- Stroke/Red; Hepatitis/Red and Yellow; Lupus/Purple; Mental Health/Gray; Arthritis/Blue
June -- Scleroderma/Light Blue
July -- Hemochromatosis/Burgundy
August -- Immunizations/Black and White
September -- Drug Addictions/Red; Ovarian Cancer/Teal; Prostate Cancer/Light Blue
October -- Breast Cancer/Pink; Domestic Violence/Purple; Down's Syndrome/Blue and Yellow; Spina Bifida/Yellow
November -- Diabetes/Gray; Lung Cancer/Pearl (White); Alzheimer's/Purple; Pancreatic Cancer/Purple
December -- AIDS/Red; Aplastic Anemia/Red and White

If you have any charities you would like recognized through this program, please e-mail the charity and its corresponding color using the contact information below.


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Luba's Heroes

Without the generous support of some people, our outreach would never be as succesful and meaningful as it has been. Below is a list of these people. We extend a heart-felt thank you and may God bless you always.

  • Betty Bradbury for hats, slippers, scarves, booties, sweaters and rectangles
  • Vee Fusco, Orlando, Florida, for donation of 14 knitted hats
  • Jessica Reese, Orlando, Florida, for donation of hats and scarves
  • Pat Catan's Craft Stores for donating 491 rectangles
  • Katie Sand for blankets
  • Becky Dickerson for yarn donation
  • Gloria Deverick for yarn transportation
  • Joanne Chemorov for yarn donation
  • Delaine Ward, Lorain, Ohio for donating towards gift bags
  • Kathy Jacobs, Lorain, Ohio for donating towards gift bags
  • John Lachowyn, North Olmsted, Ohio for donating towards gift bags
  • Amy Bastock, Amherst, Ohio for donating towards gift bags
  • Chris and Paula Baymiller, Oberlin, Ohio for donating towards gift bags
  • Natalie Ceja of Lorain, Ohio
  • Midge Liles for donating towards postage
  • Stitch Sisterz for donating yarn
  • Elaine Hiliard, Avon, Ohio for donating yarn
  • Nada Visnich, Avon, Ohio for donating shipping costs for South Africa
  • Cecilia Falcon, Amherst, Ohio for donating shipping costs for South Africa
  • Olga Sivinski, Amherst, Ohio for donating shipping costs for South Africa
  • Cindy Shairba, Elyria, Ohio, for donating 605 rectangles and 10 scarves
  • Phyllis Glunt, Elyria, Ohio, for donating 18 rectangles and 4 scarves
  • Father Vladimir (Pozywak), of Lorain, Ohio, for donating yarn
  • Matushka Nadean Stoyka, Lorain, Ohio for donating 851 rectangles
  • Larry Simmons for donating knitted hats
  • Loretta Ricco for hats, slippers, scarves, booties, sweaters and rectangles
  • Ellen Remaklus for donating hats and rectangles
  • Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church (Father Basil and Father Vladimir) for continually letting us use the Church Hall.
  • Matushka Melania Adamcio, Chicago, Illinois for crocheting 1890 rectangles and 10 scarves!!

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Upcoming Meetings/Events


Next Meeting


On Monday, March 3, 2014, at 12:00PM, we will be holding a knitting/crocheting meeting. We will be putting together rectangles into blankets. The meeting will be held at Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church Hall, 2238 East 32nd Street, Lorain, Ohio 44055. Please enter the Hall through the door on the side of the Church.

We have a good time knitting/crocheting and getting to know one another. There is even someone there to teach knitting if you didn't know how to but would like to join in anyway. All knitted/crocheted items will now be going to those in need in our surrounding communities in Lorain County. All ages, skill levels and groups are always welcome!




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Places Luba's Blankets Has Gone


A list of places that have received donations from Luba's Blanket.

  • Mercy Regional Medical Center\Behavioral Health Unit, Lorain, Ohio
           22 hats
  • Rape Crisis Center, Lorain, Ohio
           27 scarves
  • Haven Center, Lorain, Ohio
           29 scarves
  • AIDS Taskforce, Lorain, Ohio
           27 scarves
  • Genesis House, Lorain, Ohio
           27 scarves
  • Blessing House, Lorain, Ohio
           46 hats, 2 bibs, 7 mittens
  • Orphanage, Za'atari, Syria
           10 hats
  • Homeless Shelter, Boston, Massachusettes
           30 hats, 20 pairs of mittens

Countries knitted items have gone:



visited 7 states (3.11%)
Create your own visited map of The World
Photos of items donated

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Contact Us or Donations


Would you like to donate knitted or crocheted squares or scarves?


The squares need to be 100% Acrylic/Worsted Weight knitted with a 7 needle or crocheted with a G hook and should be 7" x 9". Please cast on 35 or if crocheting chain 30. Any pattern goes!

The blankets, scarves and hats are distributed to worthy organizations within Lorain County.

Scarves can be of any yarn and needle size. You can use any pattern you like on the scarves. All goods should be mailed to the address listed below. Thank you!!



Luba's Blanket
P.O. Box 1268
Lorain, Ohio 44055 U.S.A.

As we are a charity and make no profit from our donations or goods, we rely solely on the donations of time, money, and knitted/crocheted goods from kind-hearted individuals.

Checks should be made out to Anysia Wharton. To contact Anysia and Luba via e-mail, you may do so at:
anysiaandluba@lubasblanket.org


Current Number of Squares Donated to Luba's Blanket:


6025

Current Number of Scarves Donated by Luba's Blanket:


817

Current Number of Blankets Donated by Luba's Blanket:


298

Current Number of Hats Donated by Luba's Blanket:


2,484

Current Number of Booties Donated by Luba's Blanket:


69

Current Number of Knitted Toys Donated by Luba's Blanket:


43

Current Number of Mittens Donated by Luba's Blanket:


124

Current Number of Headbands Donated by Luba's Blanket:


71

Current Number of Bibs Donated by Luba's Blanket:


18

Current Number of Sweaters Donated by Luba's Blanket:


18

Current Number of Bags Donated by Luba's Blanket:


19

Current Number of Pillows Donated by Luba's Blanket:


5

Current Number of Warrior Woolies Donated by Luba's Blanket:


47

Current Number of Socks Donated by Luba's Blanket:


2

Current Number of Shawls Donated by Luba's Blanket:


8

Current Number of Slippers Donated by Luba's Blanket:


16

Current Number of Leg Warmers Donated by Luba's Blanket:


5

Current Number of Washcloths Donated by Luba's Blanket:


92

Current Number of Shrugs Donated by Luba's Blanket:


1

Current Number of "Breasts" Donated by Luba's Blanket:


48

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Friends to Visit

Our Friends:
Stitch Sisterz
Bernat
Ravelry
Lion Brand
Daily Knitter
Genesis House
Knitted Knockers




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