BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Do you knit or crochet? A small Hampden yarn shop needs your help.
For Melissa Salzman, hats are her holiday tradition.READ MORE: Baltimore County Police Arrest Suspect In Connection To Shooting In Parkville
“Every year, we partner with a different elementary school and knitters and crocheters from all over the country make and send us hats to donate to give to the kids,” she said.
Salzman and her friends operate out of her Hampden store called, Lovelyarns. Fellow hat makers send along more hats from as far as Berkley, California. Usually, they have hundreds of hats to give to children.
But this year, things are different.
“With COVID, we’re a little short,” Salzman said.
They still need a few dozen hats for kids. This year, they’re helping out the students at Frederick Elementary School.READ MORE: More Midshipmen Moved To Annapolis Hotel Due To Uptick In Positive COVID-19 Cases, U.S. Naval Academy Says
So Salzman is asking for anyone who might be willing to make hats to please do so. She even has extra yarn and knitting needles.
“We need the hands!” Salzman added, hoping to keep this tradition alive and as many Baltimore kids warm this winter.
“This is such a crazy time and at least this way we can still make an impact and we can still help kids here in Baltimore,” she said.
If you’d like to make a hat to donate to Melissa’s project, you can either drop it off at the yarn shop or send it over to the mail, she’ll be accepting the hats until December 1, 2020.
Where you can send them in the mail is listed below:MORE NEWS: University Of Baltimore Receives Record $5M Donation For Scholarship Fund
3510 Falls Road, Baltimore MD 21211