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Friday, February 26, 2016

Canadian knitter surpasses goal for Flint Water Crisis

Canadian knitter Nicole Drouillard and her Water Drops for Flint, a fund-raising campaign for the Flint Water Crisis, first announced by Knitnscribble last week, has surpassed her goal again. She is donating the proceeds from her knitted water drop cat toys and the knitting pattern to those affected via the United Way of Genesee County, Michigan. Another charity knitting effort pays it forward.

This time, a $140 donation which makes $280 so far, and surpasses her new goal of $250 set last week. Drouillard made the announcement via Periscope and Twitter this morning.



Nicole reported in her Periscope broadcast that since Knitnscribble's original posting, Knitty Blog and even Vogue Knitting have picked up the news of her #Flintwatercrisis fund-raising campaign.

Here's what to do, if you would like to contribute to Nicole's #Flintlivesmatter effort:

Tweeting as @mercantile519, Drouillard sells the water drop pattern on Ravelry for $2.50. The finished water drops for Flint can be used as cat toys, decorations, etc. and are available for $7.50 in her Etsy store.

Described as: "Knit from acrylic yarn, they measure roughly 3 inches from top to bottom. They are stuffed with hypoallergenic poly fill and some Genuine Cosmic Cat Nip. If the toy begins to look tattered, please take it away from your pet and either repair or dispose of it."
Flint lives matter, if you live in Windsor, the water drop pattern is also available at Levigator Press, 1984 Wyandotte Street East.
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