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Sweater Makers stitch a community

4:41 PM, Nov. 26, 2013
The Algoma Sweater Makers group collects and uses hundreds of skeins of yarn each year to create handmade sweaters for children in need.
The Algoma Sweater Makers group collects and uses hundreds of skeins of yarn each year to create handmade sweaters for children in need.
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In 12 years, more than 5,000 sweaters have been knitted or crocheted and donated to children who need them through the efforts of about 40 women who gather once a month in the United Methodist Church in Algoma.

In 2001, former Pastor Becky Kindschi suggested some of the congregation come together and join a worldwide project called "Knit for Kids," in affiliation with Guideposts magazine. Six or seven women began stitching together what would become more than just knitting, but a community. The Algoma Sweater Makers were formed.

Today, the group is more than 40 strong, and includes people ...

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