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RSVP Project Warm-Up

1126 N Monroe
Spokane, WA 99201

(509) 344-7787


Knitting, crocheting, quilting, etc.



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Other Community Priorities

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Project Warm-Up provides hats, mittens, blankets and other much-needed items to those who are low-income, no-income and homeless in Spokane County.  This program involves volunteers who work individually at home and in groups to create warm items which are distributed county-wide to curtail the risk of hypothermia.

Since its beginning in 1991, Project Warm-Up has distributed over 179,000 items to more than 65 local agencies.

Anyone young, old or in between can volunteer for Project Warm-Up. However, actual AmeriCorps Seniors volunteer membership is limited to those age 55 or older.


RSVP can supply all yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks and needed patterns.  All you need to supply is your creative talent, your time and desire to help others.

What If I'm Already Knitting or Crocheting?

If you are already creating items for a local agency, we welcome your membership in Project Warm-Up without further obligations.  You may continue to contribute your creations to YOUR chosen agency.  We will supply you with yarn. We would like to recognize your contribution, and would like to record your time and items donated. Your involvement helps demonstrate the impact volunteers make locally and nationally.

What If I Have Something Like Yarn or Fabric to Donate?

If you have something you wish to donate, such as yarn, fabric, sewing items, art/craft supplies, books/patterns etc. Project Warm-Up will accept them with pleasure.  Our volunteers will put them to good use.  You can deliver your items to any YMCA Facility or to the YMCA Corporate office, attention Project Warm-Up, or contact us to make arrangements for staff to pick-up your donation.

For more information, please contact Teri Wallace at or (509) 344-7787.

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