About Beanies for Butte County

From Mimi:

“My best friend, Tamara, her twin Teri and their two brothers lost their mother, Sheila Santos to the Campfire. I make the beanies to let others know they are not alone and to share Sheila’s memory with others. Each beanie is my way of wrapping each survivor in Sheila’s memory and keeping them warm through the cold weather and letting them know that there are people out there who care.

If you’re not familiar with the term “The Ridge” this is what locals call the mountain towns that surround the burn scar area. Places like Paradise, Magalia, Concow, Yankee Hill, Sterling City. People from those towns evacuated to surrounding areas in Butte County 14 months ago. Although the fire has come and gone the people of “The Ridge” are still trying to rebuild their towns. Living in cars, trailers, apartments and some still standing homes.!! It’s going to be cold on “The Ridge'' until about May and I’d love to be able to continue to share Sheila’s legacy and help keep these survivors warm and know they are loved.”

Here’s a great article to read more about what Mimi is continuing to do.

Stitch Signal: Feb. 7, Please read thoroughly

Bottom Line Up Front:

      • Announcing Every Stitch Matters has teamed up with Beanies for Butte County
      • NEW PLEDGE FORM FOR ITEM NEEDS: (https://forms.gle/SsbB6wSt6SqGhfAh7)
      • Need, Deadline, Craft and Patterns for this project

Stitch Signal Friday, February 7, 2020

We are excited to announce our partnership with Mimi Angelina Beanies for Butte County! I’m sure many of you remember hearing about the horrible Camp Fire in 2018. It was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. Many people of Butte County were affected by the Campfire and they are still trying to rebuild. Mimi has personal ties to Butte County and knows how cold it can get during the Winter months, because of that she started “Beanies for Butte County”. While Mimi has enlisted her friends and FB community, she could really use the help of our amazing Every Stitch Matters crafters to help her reach her goal of 500 beanies by May 1st!

From Mimi:

“My best friend, Tamara, her twin Teri and their two brothers lost their mother, Sheila Santos to the Campfire. I make the beanies to let others know they are not alone and to share Sheila’s memory with others. Each beanie is my way of wrapping each survivor in Sheila’s memory and keeping them warm through the cold weather and letting them know that there are people out there who care.

If you’re not familiar with the term “The Ridge” this is what locals call the mountain towns that surround the burn scar area. Places like Paradise, Magalia, Concow, Yankee Hill, Sterling City. People from those towns evacuated to surrounding areas in Butte County 14 months ago. Although the fire has come and gone the people of “The Ridge” are still trying to rebuild their towns. Living in cars, trailers, apartments and some still standing homes.!! It’s going to be cold on “The Ridge'' until about May and I’d love to be able to continue to share Sheila’s legacy and help keep these survivors warm and know they are loved.”

Here’s a great article to read more about what Mimi is continuing to do

https://tinyurl.com/seh26ud

Need: 500 Adult knit or crochet Beanies

Deadline: May1st

Patterns: Any and all beanie patterns welcomed, but we also have a few listed on our website under here