Edgemere’s Knit Wits stitch, knit and embroider to support domestic abuse victims

Marianne Mead displays handmade items at a sale benefitting Genesis Women's Shelter
Marianne Mead displays handmade items at a sale benefitting Genesis Women’s Shelter. Photo courtesy of Edgemere

The Knit Wits’ hands are never idle.

The knitting group — composed of 20 residents of Edgemere senior living community — knitted blankets and baby items, scarfs and caps, and other items for a sale benefitting the Genesis Women’s Shelter.

Residents who embroider, do needlepoint and make tatting also created items to sell.

The Knit Wits raised $4,500 for the women’s shelter, which covers the cost of a six-week stay for four women at Genesis’ Emergency Shelter or 45 weeks of counseling with a trained therapist.

“We just all love to knit, and feel so fortunate that we can use our talents to help others,” said Marianne Mead, co-chair of the Knit Wits, in a press release. “We have been getting together once a week for years to socialize and knit for charity. We are excited to help Genesis Women’s Shelter this year, and we hope that our handmade items bring the women and their families love and warmth.”

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