To help protect the health and safety of our staff and volunteers that handle and care for each scarf, as well as the veterans and VA Centers that receive them, we are asking that all donations to the Knit Your Bit program be held until the pandemic passes. Please, do not send any more scarves until notified by the Knit Your Bit team.
For those who have sent scarves recently, processing will also take longer than normal. However, your donation will be counted and thank you letters will be emailed or mailed out to you.
We appreciate your understanding in the matter and thank you for your continued support of the Knit Your Bit program.
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Since its launch in 2006, Knit Your Bit's reach has been vast—more than 10,000 knitters and crocheters in all 50 states have participated. Through their efforts, the Museum has distributed 50,000 scarves to approximately 1,000 veterans' centers, hospitals, and service organizations across the country.
How to Participate
- Hand knit or crochets a scarf measuring roughly 6” x 60”. Some patterns may call for variations on measurements. Please no key-hole or potato chip scarves.
- Use yarn that is machine washable and dryable in gender neutral or patriotic colors. Knit Your Bit does not accept fun fur or eyelash yarn.
- Sew in all loose ends.
- You may write a personal message to the recipient signed with your first name only. Please tie that message to the scarf (no pins)
- Include your personal information written clearly on a separate note to Museum staff so you can be added to our database.
- Mail scarves to:
The National WWII Museum
Knit Your Bit
945 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Knit Your Bit Community Partners
The Community Partner program is a network of local donation sites around the country to collect and distribute hand-knit scarves to local veterans. The program began in 2016 as a part of the 10th anniversary of the Museum’s Knit Your Bit campaign—a volunteer-based effort to collect and distribute hand-knit scarves to veterans across the country.