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Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat – Scholarship Program

Contribution, Financial Need, Desire to Learn and Diversity

Each year the Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat raises money to support a Scholarship Fund which allows guys to attend the retreat, who might normally not be able to.  In past years, we have been able to finance three men to the retreat each year on full scholarship, including a travel stipend to offset the cost of getting to the retreat if needed.

Scholarship Recipients
Each year, we receive nominations for scholarship requests that exceed the amount of funds in our Scholarship Fund, so we rely on a panel of regional Men’s Knitting Retreat coordinators to choose the best recipients.  The evaluations are made based on the following criteria:

  • The man’s contribution to the men’s fiber-craft community
  • The financial need
  • The desire to learn knitting
  • Diversity of geography, race, gender identity and age
Fundraising Efforts
Most of the funds for the retreat come from the following three sources:

  • Individual contributions from retreat participants and other interested parties
  • Fundraising activities at the retreat, such as a tag sale where the guys can allocate a portion of the sale to the Scholarship Fund
  • Profits from the retreat – while we aim to be a not-for-profit/not-for-loss organization, if there is a profit, it all goes to the Scholarship Fund

How to Contribute
Financial contributions are always appreciated and can be made directly to the Scholarship fund by clicking on the donations page.

Other methods include donations of items that can be sold at the tag sale at the retreat, where the proceeds of the sale will go toward the Scholarship fund.  Contact us if you’d like to make a donation of fiber-craft products.

Please Note:  We are not a tax-exempt charity, so your contributions are not considered tax deductible in the U.S.