Knitters for Newtown Rally for Shooting Victims

By KBJR News 1

Knitters for Newtown Rally for Shooting Victims

December 20, 2012 Updated Dec 21, 2012 at 10:54 AM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com)-- Support of all kinds is pouring into the small town of Newtown, Connecticut following last week's shooting tragedy.

Now, one Superior business is taking action to provide support of its own, in a way only it can.

Crocheters all over will find a slice of heaven at Three Irish Girls.

"Our main job is to pretty much put artwork on yarn."

For nine years, Sharon McMahon has made yarn her life. But after tragedy struck a small town in Connecticut, McMahon felt it was necessary to put her own spin on a helping hand.

"It makes me feel better to have something to those families," said McMahon.

So the former teacher and mother of four decided to rally the troops and create Knitters for Newtown.

"When it's for something so worthwhile, it's not work for us, it's like we need to do this."

They're collecting eight by eight knitted squares, to craft 26 blankets, for 26 families.

"We hope to collect squares from all over the world and then we're going to sow them together here with our local community and some them of to the families there."

But this project isn't all about knitting and yarn.

"We're looking for just a few bucks from anyone who can help us reach our goal to really help out these families."

"In a little over 36 hours we have 1,400 participants on our Facebook page and we've raised 4,000 dollars," said McMahon.

They're hoping to raise more than 10,000 dollars that directly goes to a community out east, bringing the country together in this time of need.

For more information click here ----> http://www.threeirishgirls.com/

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