MCoT’s Knitting Angels
MCoT’s Knitting Angels is a community knitting project which provides refugee families with lovingly hand knitted winter garments.
In 2008 MCoT Knitting Angels received a boost with the receipt of a $500.00 grant from the Premier’s Department for the purchase of much needed wool, to keep up with the demand of the knitters.
How can you help?
With so many dedicated and enthusiastic knitters it has been hard keeping an adequate supply of wool to satisfy the knitters. Any donations of wool would be greatly appreciated.
Donations may be taken to the MCoT office (ring first please), or left with reception at the Migrant Resource Centre if the MCoT office is unattended when you call. Alternatively if you live on the Eastern shore you may leave wool at 96.1Hobart FM, 17 Alma Street Bellerive on Mondays when Ms Vicki Miteff (a former refugee and coordinator of the MCoT Knitting Angels) is there.
From our patron
We are happy to announce that our good friend and MCoT member, Lisa Singh MP, accepted the invitation by Vicki to be patron of the group.
“I would like to thank the Multicultural Council of Tasmania Angels Knitting Group for their kind invitation to become Patron of their fantastic community group. It is an immense privilege to be associated with the Angels. The Tasmanian Government is very pleased to welcome refugees to the State, and is proud of the role it plays in welcoming a high number of refugees per capita, in comparison with other states and territories. I look forward to continuing to work with the Angels Knitting Group as their Patron and friend” said Lisa Singh.
Your pre-loved garments are a welcome conribution
Vicki Miteff is very excited with the response the group has been receiving and thanks Lisa for her support and encouragement. “The demand for knitted goods is so great”, she told the MCoT office, “that we have had to ask for pre-loved garments for children and adults as well. These are being collected by Stephanie Parrott from the Phoenix Centre.”
Our morning tea
A morning tea was heldon 18th March 08 in the Acacia Room at the Migrant Resource Centre, and again on 29 April 2009.
Your help is always appreciated.