Tuesday, August 29, 2006

When it Rains, It Pours

box of yarn

When it rains, it pours; and I'm not talking about the 3½ inches of rain that Mother Nature delivered in 3½ days. UPS delivered this huge box of yarn from Coats & Clark about an hour and a half ago. The box is deep, so the picture shows about half of the yarn. The yarn is for Project Linus and all it cost was the time to write a letter and a postage stamp.

The moral of this abundance is don't be afraid to advertise that you do things for charity. Some manufacturers will donate products or money, but you have to ask. Go to their website and find contact information. Send an electronic message and ask for the name and address of the person to which to send a request for a donation. Tell them a little bit about what you do and what you would them to donate.

Coats & Clark only has snail mail and telephone contact information. I send a letter to the Consumer Services address and after a while, a box appears on my porch. It was a 4 month wait this time. There are never any labels on the yarn. It is most likely mill ends and yarn they wouldn't sell for some reason, but it is good yarn. The pink in this box is a bit dirty on the outside. They usually send mostly worsted weight yarn. This box has a few skeins of lighter weight yarn and 3 skeins that I'm guessing are either TLC Amore or Red Heart Plush.

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