Knit For a Reason is FAR’s signature event.
FAR was created to support children in their educations dreams while, at the same time, encouraging all of us to live with intention. Whatever you do, do it for a reason. Because FAR founder Denise Gideon has a passion for knitting, she created the Knit For a Reason event as a way for people who enjoy knitting to share their passion while also creating something to help those in need. Knitters purchase a Knit For a Reason kit from FAR, which contains all of the materials necessary for one project. The proceeds from the kits benefit FAR’s mission to support children on their educational journeys. The finished products are then donated to a variety of causes. Knit For a Reason events have created scarves for the homeless, skull caps for members of the U.S. military, and baby booties for expectant mothers in low-income communities.
Since the first Knit For a Reason event in 2012, knitters of all ages and skill levels have participated in Knit For A Reason events across the west coast. The most recent event was held at Los Osos High School in southern California, where high school students learned how to knit scarves. The knitted creations will be donated via The Giving Spirit to women living at the L.A. Downtown Women’s Center.