Since 2005, we have been 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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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.Back to the Top
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
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.
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.
Special requests: We are in need of more rectangles to assemble blankets. We have also had a request for knitted toys from the various women and childrens' organizations to which we donate. All help is appreciated and as always everything is needed! Thank you.
On Saturday, May 17 2014, Luba's Blanket proudly participated in the MS Walk in Oberlin, Ohio. At the event we distributed: 12 blankets, 65 kid's hats, 81 adult
hats, 1 pair of slippers, 8 headbands, 4 pairs of mittens, 8 washcloths, 1 cowl, 3 shawls, and 1 shrug. See you next year!
Our next meeting will be Saturday, February 7, 2015. 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!
A list of places that have received donations from Luba's Blanket.
Countries knitted items have gone:
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!!
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: