It’s Knit-a-Thon time again! Information and pledge sheets will be coming home with your 1st-8th grade students this week, as we begin the unofficial start of the Knit-a-Thon.

The Knit-a-Thon is a school wide fundraiser for materials and supplies used in our handwork classes (yarn, needles, crochet hooks, etc). Alice Birney students will knit squares, and collect pledges for their knitting. Eventually, the knitted squares will be crocheted together into blankets, that are donated to the Sacramento Blankets for Sacramento Kids Project, who supply blankets to children in hospitals, shelters, or any child going through a traumatic life situation. Smaller blankets are donated to the City of Sacramento Front Street Animal Shelter.

We hope that all students will participate by knitting at least one square, and obtaining a pledge of at least $5. The winter break is a great time to get pledges from family members!  Students can pick up additional pledge sheets in the office, as well as a yarn ball to get them started on their knitting. Please remind your student to only take one yarn ball at a time. If you’d like to supply your own yarn for your student to knit with, that would be wonderful—please make sure that your student uses  only acrylic worsted weight or heavier yarn (no wool, baby yarn, or any other “fancy” yarns).

The official kick-off for the Knit-a-Thon will be at our Cast-On event, which will be held on Saturday January 25th, 2020 from 10 AM to noon in the Alice Birney cafeteria—please mark your calendars!

If you have any questions about the Knit-a-Thon, you can direct them to Amanda Paskey (Knit-a-Thon parent coordinator) at, or Mr. Hurtado (Knit-a-Thon staff coordinator).