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Sewa USA Delivers 150 Handmade Scarves and Blankets to Women’s Shelters

NOVEMBER 20, 2015 – On the occasion of Diwali – the Hindu festival of lights – Sewa USA delivered 150 hand-knit scarves and baby blankets to Chicago-based women’s shelters.

Sewa USA launched the Knit for Sewa drive in August. Sixty people from 15 states participated in the drive by knitting and mailing in their handmade items. Participants included knitting novices as well as experts and ranged from the ages of 10 to 75. In some families, mothers and grandmothers used this project as an opportunity to teach their children the art of knitting and crochet.
Indira Kathavate, from Chicago, said she enjoyed learning new patterns just for the sake of giving the best gift possible. Knit for Sewa provided an opportunity to practice a fun hobby while also helping someone in need.

Seema Naik, from Washington DC, said she became motivated to learn crochet after hearing about Knit for Sewa.

“The cause is one that’s dear to my heart,” Naik said. “I’ve seen my parents giving shelter to…