Sunday, February 21, 2016

Canadian knits water drops for Flint water crisis

Knitter Nicole Drouillard of Windsor, Ontario, near Lake St. Clair, about an hour south of Flint, Michigan, is raising awareness for its water crisis. She knits water drop cat nip toys after designing a water drop knitting pattern with proceeds from both sales going to assist Flint residents through the United Fund of Genesee County, a charity on the frontlines of the Flint water crisis.

photo courtesy @Mercantile519

In a blog update on February 19,
it seems when she began her campaign, Drouillard set a goal of $100 and has already donated $140 to the fund after selling several patterns and knitting about twenty water drops filled with cat nip for her online Etsy store. So she's increased the goal to $250.00.
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 and are available for $7.50.

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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