Welcome to Warm Up America! the charity that has warmed peoples' lives since 1991. It started in a small Wisconsin town with neighbors knitting and crocheting afghans for neighbors in need. Thanks to the creativity of founder Evie Rosen who came up with the idea of having volunteers knit or crochet small sections and then others join them together, the idea quickly caught on. Today Warm Up America distributes warm afghans, caps and other items to tens of thousands of people, thanks to the generosity of knitters and crocheters around the country.
Over 200 Mets fans sat together with family, friends, and fellow Stitch N’ Pitchers in designated Promenade Reserved Infield seats.
Using supplied materials, or their own, knitters and crocheters made 7x9 squares, scarves and baby hats for donation to “Warm Up America”.
There was yarn bombing throughout the stadium
Warming babies and saving lives
Volunteers' responses to Save the Children's and Warm Up America's pleas to stitch caps for newborns were enthusiastic. More than 100,000 caps were donated and then distributed through Save the Children facilities in developing countries. Warm Up America's director Mary Colucci shares her experiences helping to distribute the caps in El Salvador. Read more.
Third Year and Going Gangbusters!
There are many amazing groups who devote many hours and days to warm up people in their communities. The Warm Up America group at Craig Memorial is just such a group. Guess how many afghans they have donated in the past three years! Read more.