Community Warmth Project

Sharing kindness, Building Community, and creating & Collecting Warm Things to Share on Cold Days

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Our Purpose

Create, Collect, Collaborate

We create, collect, and collaborate to gather warm winter items to be given to people on cold winter days

Build Community & connection

We work together in a variety of ways. We craft, we shop, we create. We build community while doing the work of sharing warm things for cold days. Our Goal is to help kids and adults have the gear they need to be outside all winter long.

Share kindess and Warm things on Cold Days

We collaborate with Local Agencies to provide needed items for the people they serve.

We also respond and mobilize in public places when critically cold weather hits our area.


Do you want to help? We'd love for you to join us. We're a group of people working together because we saw a need, and can't look away.

History

How we began

  • Chase the Chill, the Original was founded in 2008 by Susan Huxley in Easton, PA. She described it as, “An annual graffiti/yarn bombing event that distributes scarves in public places so that those in need—regardless of income and without any qualifiers—can help themselves.
  • In 2015 we formed "Chase the Chill Lynn, MA" and hosted our first Scarf Bomb in Downtown Lynn, MA
  • Susan passed away in 2016 but there are many groups who were inspired by her passion and mission to bring warmth to people.


Where do the items we give away come from?

  • Our Windchill Warriors are people like you. A dedicated and talented group of Amazing Human Beings who bring, create, collect, and spread warm items to the people of Lynn, MA and beyond
  • You can browse our 2015-2023 events and photos here at our Chase the Chill Lynn, MA Facebook Page



Many Hands make for lighter work

Ways to Help

  • Create Signs for Scarf Bomb Days
  • Knit, Crochet, or Sew cowls, scarves, hats, blankets, gloves, & mittens.
  • Purchase cowls, scarves, hats, blankets, gloves, socks & mittens
  • Organize a drive with your friends, churches, clubs, & workplace to collect cowls, scarves, hats, blankets, gloves, socks, & mittens
  • Volunteer to help us scarf bomb a neighborhood
  • Take part in one of our workshops


  • Join our email list
  • Purchase No Pill Fleece to be used to make no sew fleece scarves, cowls for kids, or mittens
  • Make a donation or monthly pledge
  • Check out our Amazon Wish List for needed office & tagging supplies
  • Help us tag items & get them ready for scarf bombs & donation drop offs
  • Help us translate our hang tags, & signs into the languages of Lynn
  • Tell everyone you know


Our Current Projects

Project

  • Central Square Scarf Bomb
  • Scarf Bomb at Washington St, Liberty St, and Willow St
  • Scarf Bombs in three new zones (TBD)


Project

Community Engagement,

Teaching, Supporting, and Enablement


Project

Providing cowls, hats, mittens, gloves, and blankets to LEO HEADSTART Program & their families

Project

Our Make and Take No Sew Fleece Scarf Workshop which we are able to offer for no cost to the participants due to a generous grant from Lynnspire Grant through Creative Communities



Project

Learn to Knit Workshop

Participate in a learn-to-knit workshop. Basic skills such as the knitted cast-on, the knit stitch, and the purl stitch are covered.

New Knitter Support Program

Once you get the basics weinvite you to come sit, knit, and relax while you are strengthening your knitting skills. We will be there to provide support when you need it.

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