Local nonprofit ArtInCrochet donates ear savers for healthcare workers
ArtInCrochet, a decade old nonprofit serving Atlanta area, has donated more than 500 ear savers to some of the major hospitals around Atlanta during the pandemic. These ear savers are helpful for everyone, especially healthcare workers who need to put on masks for long hours and end up getting bruises on the back of their ears from elastic from the masks. Some of the hospitals and groups to benefit from the donation of these ear savers are Northside Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Emory Dialysis Center at Candler in Decatur, Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, SEWA Group Atlanta, and Montessori School in Lawrenceville.
[Left]ArtinCrochet earsavers being used at Emory Dialysis Center at Candler in Decatur.
Fundraising since 2016, ArtInCrochet has been donating hats and scarfs to orphanages and shelter homes. They also sell their wares at local community festivals such as those organized by Shiv Temple and Hanuman Temple to raise funds which go towards helping children in need. Some of the organizations to have benefitted from them are Autism Speaks, Camphill Village in New York, Access Life America, Children’s Miracle Network, World Food Program and PureHearts.org. Having raised almost $3000 so far, they also sell online on Etsy store to continue their fundraising during the pandemic.
ArtInCrochet is run by Sarika Jaswani, a certified crochet instructor from American Craft Council. She has conducted classes at Alpharetta Main Branch Library, Art Center Alpharetta, and Michael’s Community Classroom at Alpharetta, Georgia. She has also authored children’s stories for her Toy with Stories series
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