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Close Knit Friends supports and enhances the lives of people experiencing illness, long term care and traumatic situations by introducing them to the gentle and healing experience of knitting

OUR CONTINUED SUCCESS RELIES ON THE FUNDS WE RECEIVE FROM GENEROUS DONORS
Please consider making a tax deductible contribution to help cover the cost of yarn, needles, and other supplies that are donated to patients and their families when they take part in one of our programs.
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About Close Knit Friends

​​Close knit Frends is a network of volunteers who use the healing experience of knitting to enhance the lives of  patients and their caregivers during treatment and recovery.  It provides a program of instruction for beginning and experienced knitters in a nontraditional therapeutic environment.
Through knitting, patients escape isolation as they share their experiences and concerns. They receive both mental and physical support, and they learn   ways that help support thoughtful decision-making and self-advocacy.  New friendships are founded and support for each other begins to grow and flourish.
Our work began in 2016 in Cleveland.


When you have been through cancer treatment, I’ve learned it is vitally import to have something to look forward to. The bi-weekly Yarn Works classes at The Gathering Place give me that something to look forward too! Even though I may have had a “down” day, just walking into that lovely energetic space, fills me with joy. Cancer can sometimes make me feel isolated, but learning to knit with a group of lovely, supportive women has helped me come out of that isolation and start to enjoy “normality” again! Plus I now have a new skill that fills down time with productivity and joy! Thank you Cathie for helping me become ME again – the ME that is a joy! You will never know how much your class has lifted me up. My heart is very grateful. Blessings to you dear lady. Carla
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