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, layettes, washcloths, hats, scarves, and other items; these become personal, hand-made gifts for new families of enlisted troops. This project has become a part of the USO’s New Parent Support Program at Schofield Barracks.
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 a Hawaiʻi USO family.
You must first attend sessions to learn to crochet. Once you have mastered the skill necessary, you may complete the blanket on your own time. (It usually takes students four learning sessions to learn.)
Students who already can crochet or knit are also welcome to participate. As an advanced participant, you can learn new patterns.
For both beginners and advanced students, please see the schedule below.
Materials will be provided
Introductory sessions for beginners: 12:30-1:20pm. Sessions begin on Monday, 2/5. Thereafter, sessions are held on Mondays and Fridays, UNLESS Dr. Pfeiffer has a faculty meeting.
Other days may be scheduled by appointment with Dr. Pfeiffer.
Advanced sessions: 12:30-1:20pm on Wednesdays, beginning 2/7.