On Thursday February 21st, hundreds and hundreds of scarves were distributed in Bryant Park for the “Found but not Lost Project“, an initiative by Bryant Park and Knitty City. Anybody in need of warmth could take a scarf, or if somebody wanted to take scarf for a loved one, they could certainly do so.
But where did all of these scarves come from and who made them?
These scarves were made and donated by our community. Every summer on Tuesdays from 1:30-3pm, Knitty City gives free knitting classes in Bryant Park. Newbie knitters will learn the knit stitch and at the same time they make a scarf to be distributed during winter.
All in all our community made not only hundreds and hundreds of scarves but also cowls, hats and mittens.
About a 100 items were donated to Breaking Ground, a homeless provider. The rest of the items were distributed on Thursday, February 21st in Bryant Park for visitors to take with them. It was a beautiful sight to see all those colorful scarves!
Random Act of Kindness Week
Did you know that last week was Random Act of Kindness Week? With the Found but not Lost Project, we certainly showed kindness!
We encouraged every visitor to take a scarf for themselves or for a loved one. When we told them who actually made the scarves, people were so incredibly touched and thankful. Some were even in tears.
Many happy people left the park with a beautiful handmade scarf!
Help us make more scarves for the Found but not Lost Project
This year we will be teaching knitting for free again at Bryant Park during the summer months. Come look for us at the terrace by the Gertrude Stein statue.
We will be there every Tuesday during summer from 1:30-3pm teaching newbies how to do the knit stitch.
We were able to gather more than 500 scarves, cowls, hats and gloves from last year. Do you think we can top that number for this year? We can certainly try!
We want to thank our community and Bryant Park for making the Found but not Lost Project happen. We are so thankful for all of your help, your time, your donations and your incredible kindness.