Crochet group helps keep homeless warm

Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:15:51 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 05 2013 12:25:08 PM EST


A group of crocheters known as the 'Happy Hookers' will help to keep homeless people in Detroit warm this winter by providing them with scarves.

The Happy Hookers have teamed up with Detroit Central City Community Mental Health, Inc. (DCC) to raise awareness about the needs of the homeless population. DCC provides health care, housing and substance abuse services to people in Wayne County. 

The Happy Hookers and DCC are holding an event Saturday, January 5 to help collect clothing for homeless Detroiters. The Happy Hookers will drape a knitted scarf around the Passo di Danzo statue on Woodward Avenue. The scarves were knitted and crocheted by Local 4 News Director Christina Larson and the rest of the Happy Hookers group.  They combined individual scarves into one large scarf, which can be separated and distributed to the DCC.

Other community members can join the efforts by donating scarves, gloves, hats and other winter gear. Donations can be turned into a drop-off box at The Fountain Bistro, located at 800 Woodward in Detroit.

Below is a list of drop off hours:

Monday - Thursday from 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.
Sunday from 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

For more information about the Happy Hookers, click here.


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