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Carnegie Crochet Club Creates Hats for the Homeless

Newnan Carnegie Library
Brittany Partington


Carnegie Crochet Club Creates Hats for the Homeless

Newnan, GA February 2020 - With temperatures dropping, Carnegie Children's Librarian, Teri Anderson noticed many of the homeless in the area without proper protection from the cold. Ms. Anderson knew just the group to help with this problem - the Carnegie Crochet Club. A warm hat is always comforting but a handmade hat is even better. The Carnegie Crochet Club, led by Judy Davenport, has met for over seven years. Many participants learned how to crochet during weekly meetings. Now with over twenty regular members and more joining all the time, they quickly took on the task of crocheting a variety of hats. Within weeks, they had over 100 hats to donate to the local organization, Bridging the Gap. "Outreach and helping our community are important goals of the Carnegie. This is what a community is all about, seeing a problem and working together to help solve it," explains Carnegie Adult Programmer, Brittany Partington.

Bridging the Gap is a nonprofit organization based in Coweta County, Georgia. They provide food, clothing, and ministry to people who are struggling in our community. The mission of Bridging the Gap is to provide assistance to hungry, homeless, and hurting people. Bridging the Gap achieves its mission in three ways: lead with food, serve with compassion, restore through Christ.

The Carnegie Crochet club meets upstairs at the Newnan Carnegie Library every Monday from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. Instructor, Judy Davenport, teaches the basics and will guide through any trouble spots. New members are always welcome and can drop in any time during the meeting. For more information, please call 770-683-1347.

Newnan Carnegie Library
The Newnan Carnegie Library in Newnan, GA is one of the most historically significant structures in downtown Newnan and was built in 1904. The Carnegie provides a central dynamic gathering place that serves residents of all ages and backgrounds as well as community organizations with a non-circulating reading room, children's area, and meeting spaces enhanced by an art gallery. It seeks to be an integral part of the community by offering print and electronic materials, services, and programs to adults and children to enrich daily lives. For more information about the Carnegie, visit