Professor Regina Pfeiffer’s volunteer work with the United Service Organizations (USO) has inspired a CUH service-learning project, called “Caring Crocheters.” Often, enlisted troops are separated from their families. Spouses with new babies may be living alone in a new area, without family or friends for support. We crochet baby blankets, washcloths, hats, scarves, and other items; these become personal, hand-made gifts for new families of enlisted troops. Help make a difference, one blanket at a time! All are welcome!
This a great project for students with busy or unpredictable schedules, since much of the work can be done on your own.
Students who participate in this project will learn to crochet and complete a baby blanket for the Hawaii USO’s families. They will meet to learn to crochet, then complete the blanket on their own time once they have mastered the skill necessary. (3-4 learning sessions).
Learning sessions for beginners will be held. Students who already can crochet or knit are also welcome to participate. Sessions for experienced students will begin later in the term. For both beginners and advanced students, please see the schedule below.
Materials will be provided.
The project is in conjunction with Schofield Barracks’ New Parent Support Program. The USO project provides new parents with a baby layette as a welcome to the family’s new child.
All students should sign up at Dr. Pfeiffer’s office: Henry 208 E, on the clipboard.
Introductory sessions for beginners: September 18, September 25, October 2.
Mondays, 12:30-1:20pm (9/18, 9/25, 10/2)
Fridays, anytime between 2:30 and 4:30pm (9/22, 9/29)
Tuesdays/Thursdays, by appointment, between 8:30 and 10:30am
Advanced sessions: Consult Dr. Pfeiffer; sessions will begin in October.