Act of Brotherly Love will keep Philly youth warm this winter

Antionette Lee
September 27, 2018 - 9:42 pm



PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Winter is on its way, and Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown's annual Knit In provides hundreds of winter essentials to the youth in Philadelphia's homeless shelters. 

City Hall was filled with laughter and cheer Thursday as more than 100 people dedicated their day to the Knit In, weaving mittens, gloves, hats and scarves to keep homeless teens warm. 

Venus Jackson has been coming to the event since it began, and it's the people who motivate her to keep coming back year after year.

"The awesomeness of all of these people who do not get paid to come down here and donate all of these items for people who are in need," she added.

Others agree that the community created by the craft is what makes the day special.

"We have a lovely time knitting across the ages and religions and colors and everything else," said Eleanor Pabarue. "It's wonderful."  

"A feeling of camaraderie," echoed Janice Holshin, "and giving back to my community." 

"Just to be out with these lovely ladies, they all have a story and they are amazing," added Staci Scott.