Media Relations Manager, Corporate Partnerships
Seattle, WA (July 26, 2012) —
|Thursday, July 26, 2012|
Noon - 1 p.m.
Media interviews available with Debbie Macomber.
12’ bronze statue outside the Left Field Gate
Corner of S. Royal Brougham Way and 1st Ave. S.
|The need is great. Many children around the world do not have the clothing they need for basic survival. World Vision field offices report that 900,000 children need sweaters; more than 1 million infant caps and blankets are needed to help the most vulnerable “survive to age five.” Recently named International Spokesperson for Knit for Kids, Macomber hopes to mobilize thousands of knitters to share her love of knitting and her commitment to the poor to join the effort. “These days there’s so much focus on doing activities to keep the mind active,” says Macomber. “But I believe we need to keep our hearts active. Knitting keeps the heart active.”|
World Vision distributes knitted clothing and blankets to children in over 11 countries and the U.S. as well as disaster responses like Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
|This knitting graffiti event is a partnership of the Seattle Mariners, Stitch ‘n Pitch sponsor Pacific Fabrics and Crafts, Debbie Macomber, fiber artist Suzanne Tidwell, and World Vision’s Knit for Kids.|
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About Debbie Macomber:
Debbie Macomber is one of the world’s most popular writers with over 160 million copies of her books in print around the world, including the upcoming novel, THE INN AT ROSE HARBOR (A Ballantine Hardcover on sale August 14) as well as the Blossom Street series that center around a fictional knitting shop in Seattle.
About World Vision:World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We serve the world's poor — regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. For more information on their efforts, visit WorldVision.org/press or follow them on Twitter at @WorldVisionNews