Monday, February 1, 2016


Thanks to the interest of a new organizer, The Maine Mitten Project has been renewed! Ms. Sandra Paul had played a vital role in tagging and distributing the hand - made items since the project began three years ago and was sad to see it end. She had seen first hand the appreciation of recipient organizations when she made deliveries each year and felt the need for it to continue. Though the project will no longer have the scope that it once had, we are grateful that she has stepped up and wants to re-vitalize the project so that some of Maine's neediest can continue to benefit from this great cause.

Preble Street Portland and the Biddeford WIC program will continue to be recipients. Should the project grow again to it's former size, other locations will be added as necessary to help fill the need of warm hand-mades to some of Maine's neediest.

Thanks to Ms. Paul for her willingness to proceed with this important cause! She will welcome all donations and see that they get to those who need it most!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


The Maine Mitten Project is now in it's third and final year. Collections and distributions will continue through 2015 and will end with a final distribution just before the holidays. In the event that we get some additional items beyond that time, we will gladly see that they get to one of our target charities.

We will have helped almost 3000 people by the time this project has ended. Thank you all for such a great project and no doubt the people whose lives we have touched thank you also!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Donations Streaming In!

A BIG Thank You to:

  •  Elizabeth McKinnon of Saco who dropped a yarn donation to the Heart of Biddeford office on Maine St. in Biddeford, Me. Anyone wishing to pick up yarn and create for the mitten project  is welcome to stop by.
  • Elizabeth Halpern of Dedham, MA, Nancy Merrill  of Middletown, DE and Rhonda Haavisto of Marshfield, MA for their hand made donations.
Maine's needy will be very grateful to you all!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Maine Mitten Project News & Updates

The 2014 campaign effort is well under way with hand made donations accumulating. Here are a few good stories to share!

River Bailey, a senior at Sacopee Valley High school, is a young man who was asked to do some community service. He learned about our project and decided to help those less fortunate than himself and has sent us 16 pairs of fleece mittens that he made for our cause. River has been involved with fiber before while raising angora rabbits in 4H.

Thank you River! No doubt the recipients of your lovely mittens will be happy and warmer becasue of your thoughtful caring.

Barbara Fiske is from Adams, Ma. She found out about our project on the web and said she began knitting right away. She plans to continue knitting and sending them to us knowing how cold the weather has been. She signed her note saying that all items have been knitted with love for the recipients. She has sent us 16 items so far!

Thank you Barbara and I know the homeless recipients will be thankful as well. We will look forward to your continued support!

IF you or someone you know is interested in helping, the people of Maine will be grateful to you all!


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Casco Bay Fibers New Drop Location for Maine Mitten Project

I'm very pleased to announce that Casco Bay Fibers at 15 Main St In Freeport is now accepting donations for the Maine Mitten Project. I haven't had the pleasure of visiting Karen's store yet but plan to when I am in Maine in February. A big thank you to Karen for supporting our cause!  I look forward to all of the folks who will learn about our project and make donations thanks to Casco Bay Fibers.

Hopefully all of you Spa folks will take a minute to drop by Karen's shop and check it out during the 2014 spa weekend if you haven't already!

Visit  Casco Bay Fibers to learn more about them, their knitting classes, and our project! 

Monday, November 25, 2013

New Contributions Continue to Come in!

A heartfelt thank you for our new contributions of much needed men's items!

Patti Quinn - Meredith, NH 

Mary Timberlake - Princeton, NJ 

Joanne LaCroix - Fairfax, Va

Tom - Portland, Me

Thank you!

And a very Happy Thanksgiving to ALL!

    Monday, November 4, 2013

    Sanford Maine WIC Program Grateful for OUR Hard Work!

    This just in from another grateful group! Thank you Brenda for letting us know! It's what helps keep us going :-)

    "Dear Mitten Project Members,
    Thank you very much for the hats and mittens that you donated to the WIC program in Sanford.  The items are beautiful and we are very grateful to everyone who worked so hard to make them.  With the weather getting colder we are able to hand these warm items out to families in need.
    Again, thank you for your generosity." 

    York County Community Action WIC program.
    Brenda Feenstra