• Serving Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Arrive at the Site:
      • Morning Volunteers: 8:45-9:00 a.m.
      • Afternoon Volunteers: 11:45 a.m.-Noon
  • Lunch for Volunteers:
    • Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.
    • Location: TBD

Why are we serving here?

ForColumbia strives to love and serve our neighbors in a variety of ways. This year, we are organizing a creative effort to serve individuals by partnering with two different organizations. You will spend the day using your sewing, knitting or crocheting skills to create NICU blankets, hats, scarves and other items. We are partnering with Pascale’s Pals, a local non-profit serving children and families at Women’s and Children’s Hospital here in Columbia, to distribute the NICU blankets, hats, and crocheted octopuses, and with the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri, which provides winter clothing for preschool-5th grade students in Columbia Public Schools, to distribute the handmade scarves. When we give our time in this way, we send the message to others that they are valued and seen. This is why we believe your day will be well-spent using your gifts to bless others in this way.

What can I expect?

ForColumbia volunteers will be working inside the First Baptist Fellowship Hall, sewing NICU blankets, knitting/crocheting scarfs, crocheting NICU octopuses and knitting/crocheting infant hats. Volunteers can bring their favorite hat and scarf patterns, but sample patterns will be provided.

Don't forget to wear your #ForColumbia2020 T-shirt!
Don’t forget to wear your #ForColumbia2020 T-shirt!

What should I bring?

ForColumbia will provide a certain amount of yarn and materials for sewing. Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to donate materials as well.

  • Volunteers who plan to sew should bring their sewing machines and sewing notions.
  • Volunteers who plan to knit or crochet should bring their own needles and hooks to use.
  • Be sure to wear your #ForColumbia2020 T-shirt!

Can I serve here with my children?

Yes, young children are welcome to play alongside their parents while they work; older children and teens who have sewing/knitting skills can assist in this project.