Jewel City Knitters Guild of Glendale was founded on Valentine's Day 2003 as a chapter of the Knitting Guild Assn. The local organization's mission is education, philanthropy and creativity. It has more than 25 active members who knit and crochet items for more than 20 local, national and international charities.
This summer, the local group embarked on a Charity Challenge Project to knit and crochet items for the charities listed below. They made baby items for premature and ailing newborn babies at LAC+USC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Olive View UCLA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Huntington Memorial Hospital. They make baby items for unwed mothers in the local area through the Christ Child Society and chemotherapy caps for men and women nationwide for Knots of Love.
The group also made wool blankets, socks and sweaters for children in Afghanistan through the Afghans for Afghans organization. And for Operation Gratitude they made hats and scarves for service men and women in Afghanistan and Iraq.