The ripple effect of programs

In the continuing saga of “Ye Olde Yarn Shoppe” one of our stops last week was Newport News Parks & Recreation’s Active Lifestyles Program. This knitting group of 50+ adults get together to create and fellowship: the perfect recipients for supply support from Tidewater Arts Outreach with our fun yarn donation day. 

But this group has their own mission – their creations are donated to families with young children or veterans at Hampton VA Medical Center.

The TAO mission does much more beyond the initial program. In this relatively simple effort, older adults were empowered not only to create and socially engage, but to serve their own community through their creating. 

That’s the good stuff y’all. We promise your support will impact your community in ways you may never see and we’re glad we can pull back the curtain sometimes so you can see the ripples for yourself.

Knitters in the Newport News Parks & Recreation Active Lifestyles Program
sorting through the yarn donations from TAO.