Gifts of Warmth Program

Have a passion for knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting?  If so, consider becoming a Gifts of Warmth volunteer at West Allis Senior Center.  

Work at your own pace creating handmade items such as mittens, blankets, scarves, and hats, which are donated to area organizations for distribution to veterans in need, homebound adults, homeless populations, and local schools.

The yarn and fabric are provided, you share your time, talent and creativity. Accepted items include:

  • Hand sewn polar fleece mittens
  • Knitted, crocheted, or loomed hats, scarves, or mittens
  • Knitted, crocheted, or quilted blankets or afghans
  • Crocheted 7” x 9” rectangles using leftover yarn from other projects (these are collected by the Gift of Warmth program and pieced together by volunteers to create large size afghans).  

Gifts of Warmth mitten makers meet on the second Wednesday of each month from 9 – 11 a.m. to cut, sew and assemble polar fleece mittens. Other Gifts of Warmth volunteers work on their own time and donate items to the program.

The West Allis Senior Center accepts donations of 4-ply yarn and new polar fleece fabric for its Gifts of Warmth Program.