This page is dedicated to the memory of Susie Ko
Our first afghan was designed, knitted and donated by a wonderful retired teacher who lived in Hercules, CA., Susie Ko. Her afghan was sent to a shelter for children of mothers dealing with drug and alcohol addiction near Moscow, Russia. THANK YOU, SUSIE. We will never forget you.
2140 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA
The squares for this afghan were knitted by women from around the
country. When enough squares were donated 7 women gathered in Oakland, CA
to assemble the blanket.
"The Berkeley Women’s Shelter is unlike most shelters because it lacks entrance requirements or fees. Our mission has always been to be an emergency shelter. We don’t like to turn people away. This might mean that our people have a lot more problems, but we want to serve the harder-to-serve people. Inhabitants of the Berkeley Women’s Shelter who have come a long distance show up for a number of reasons. They may have lost their jobs, or they might be homeless. They might have come from out of state to work here, not having realized what the cost of living is here, and now have no way to get home."
With help from the Berkeley Meals on Wheels Program, another afghan was given to an elderly gentleman in need of some TLC. He is now warm and cozy - and appreciative too!
The squares from this red, white and blue afghan were generously made and donated by Lorraine Gebert of Richfield, Wisconsin. THANK YOU, Lorraine!