We Are Always Happy To Support You
Peace Pods have “sprouted” in a variety of settings: libraries, churches, synagogues, community centers, and private homes. All you need is yourself and one or two others. Begin the work, talk about what you’re doing, and others will join you. Some Pods grow quickly; others have long germination periods and grow slowly. We are always happy to support you! Here are some guidelines.
The Basics for Starting a Peace Pod
There is no cost to join Knitting4Peace, or to create a Peace Pod. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our work is possible because of the generosity and support of our members. We welcome financial contributions of any size.
The “basics” for Starting a Peace Pod Include:
Honor the Mission of our organization: Knitting4Peace connects service-minded makers who create and deliver handcrafted necessities to families and communities in need, at home and abroad.
With compassionate intention, create items that are requested by those we serve. We don’t just make items we think would be terrific – we listen to those we serve and make the items they need. The item categories are on our website Patterns Page. You can use any of our patterns or patterns of your own – just some-how incorporate an element of “3”, as described in our Mission.
Encourage all your members to sign up for our e-Newsletter to receive brief monthly updates about recent deliveries, new patterns, and a list of most urgently needed items. Sign up on the left-hand column of our website Homepage or send a message asking us to do it for you to: [email protected].
Check out our Facebook Page. It offers timely photos and updates.
Either deliver locally as part of our “Community Purls” program or send the items to us for delivery. A list of our local and global deliveries is on the website Deliveries Page. To deliver to our headquarters, mail your items to 2600 Leyden St. Denver CO 80207. To deliver locally, follow these steps and let us know when you’ve made a delivery (date, which items and how many, and to whom). Please send photos to help tell the stories: showing you and your group with items you’ve made, and/or your items with people who’ve received them (obtain verbal permission).
Contact us to add your group to our website Peace Pod Directory. Send us your meeting location or address, day(s), time(s), and contact name and information. Find examples on the current list at our Create With A Peace Pod Page. You can be as descriptive as you like. You’ll notice that each Pod entry is unique.
If you want to use our logo or promote Knitting4Peace, please notify us first.
If you use images from our website be sure to acknowledge Knitting4Peace as the source; if you use our language, it should be in quotation marks and credited to Knitting4Peace.
If you want copies of our full-color brochure, our business card that includes our website and Facebook addresses, or our “Knitting4Peace” buttons, let us know. We’re happy to send whatever you need (for large quantities, we request that you pay the postage expense. We cover it for small quantities.)
Spread the word! Continue to engage others in our work. We’re crafting peace and hope very simply – one stitch at a time, one delivery at a time, one person at a time, one day at a time.