photo 18RSVP of Tulsa’s Knittin’ Kittens – an organized group of over 50 senior volunteers who meet year-round to crochet & knit items for various projects around town — will be distributing over 1,000 hand-knitted hats and scarves that they have made especially for elementary school children in under-served Tulsa public schools as part of their local outreach in the community. This group of dedicated volunteers has been knitting & crocheting together since 2005.

This year the ladies have chosen 4 early childhood development centers that are overseen by the Community Action Project or more commonly known as CAP Tulsa.

These ladies remember how special they felt when they received a new warm, handmade item created especially for them.  They want to share this special kind of love with students in high needs areas, who could use the extra attention.  For these children, the warm reminder of their new hat and scarf hugging them on a cold day means MUCH more than just the physical warmth.  It’s a constant reminder of the time spent and loving care shown to them from an RSVP volunteer “Grandma” from the “Knittin’ Kitten” group.  The distribution schedule is as follows:

Thursday, December 11
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Eastgate Early Childhood Development Center
14002 East 21st Street, Suite 300

Friday, December 12
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Reed Early Childhood Development Center
10908 East 5th Street

Monday, December 15
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
McClure Early Childhood Development Center
6150 S. Yorktown

Thursday, December  18
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Rosa Parks Early Childhood Development Center
13804 East 46th Place

MEDIA UPDATE:  Read the Tulsa World story on the Knittin’ Kittens and their recent delivery of hats & scarves to children at McClure ECDC and the News on 6 coverage of their delivery to Eastgate ECDC!

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RSVP Tulsa, Inc., (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) has been the leading resource for engaging older volunteers, ages 55 and over, to improve lives and the future of northeast Oklahoma since 1971.