Our goal is to attract volunteers who can knit or crochet for the various projects we have planned. We also welcome those who would be willing to teach others to knit and/or crochet.

Care to Knit (CTK) Chapters have formed across the United States. They include knitters and crocheters who have found a new avenue for their creativity and fulfillment in donating to those in need. We will be happy to assist in forming a group. Visit our “Chapter” page for additional information.

Knit-Ins are events which tend to have a central theme. If you are interested in hearing about these events send your email to Ines Glick, the founder of CTK, asking to be added to the contact list: ines@caretoknit.org. You can view past Knit-Ins on the “Event” page.

Meet Our Volunteers


Gloria Cooper

Judi Shapiro

Arelene and Millie made beautiful pillows
for our "Think Pink" campaign.

Joan Lundin

Judy Mankita and The Knit Wits

Sarah Salzman

Lisa Greene

Alyssa Gravina of Proud Girls on the Move, Bay Shore Team, presents yarn to Ines Basso Glick. Alyssa held a successful yarn drive in her community and selected CARE TO KNIT as the recipient of her good work.

Olivia Merz

Teen Volunteer Donna Coan
Donna is in treatment and is proudly wearing comforting items made by Volunteer Marian Leib. Our caring support goes to our brave teen volunteer.

Nancy Landi

Red, White and Blue hats going to babies born on the
Fourth of July at Travis USAF David Grant Hospital

Corinne Wilson

Board Member Ellen Miller, Chapter Coordinator Gloria Cooper, Board Chair Ivy Greenburg, (all holding sweaters) join volunteers of the TAP Program, Nassau County BOCES. CARE TO KNIT has contributed baby blankets, sweaters, and hats to the Books For Babies program which donates baskets of needed baby care items to teen moms.

The Leib Family
Marian, Anthony and Anthony
Lynne Dhynne
Louise Dougher continues to knit many wonderful hats which she donates to us. She is a vital and active member of the The Heartwarmers and also volunteers in the Historical Society at Harborfields Library in the Long Island suburbs of New York City.
Ginny Beyrer (L) presenting beautiful blankets from the KNIT IN to Carmela King of Winthrop Cancer Center for Kids.
Penny-Ann Antonio, Family Service League Program Director, accepting the beautiful blankets from the KNIT IN and childrens' sweaters and vests.
Nancy Johnson, Linda Windsor, Betty Volpe
KNIT-IN Event Chairs

Corinne Wilson & Denise Betz conduct knitting and crocheting classes for parents.
Ivy Greenburg, board chair and AnnMarie DiFrancesca, Director,
Child Life and Education Services.

Unique Pets Join the CTK Family

Sock Monkeys and Puppy Gloves are lovingly made by Helen Bauer. They will accompany hats which will be donated to children undergoing chemotherapy at area hospitals.


Arlene Nekrutman proudly displays pillows for comfort during chemotherapy made by her and volunteer Florence Lucker.

Carol Schulman (l) and Barbara Sabot (r) proudly show their colorful blanket.
Edith Rutter proudly displays her helmetliners for the troops.



The Meadow Drive Student Council held a bake sale fund raiser with proceeds going to CARE TO KNIT. The yarn necessary to make helmetliners for the troops was purchased. Marge Buttgereit, Student Council Advisor, and Ines Basso Glick, CTK Executive Director, enjoyed meeting with the children and having two of them proudly model the helmetliners.


BlackRock Crafters Care

The Care to Knit crafting for charity campaign ran for just 5 weeks and 18 volunteer crafters produced 75 chemo cap and scarflet sets for needy NYC women undergoing cancer treatment.

The sets are being distributed via Care to Knit to local hospices, medical centers and support groups during October which is Cancer Awareness Month nationwide.
Stephanie Marano & Cindy Librera with the sets they created.

Lissette Gutierrez with the sets she created.

Another view of some of the chemo cap/scarflet sets created by our volunteer crafters.
Some of the 75 sets created by volunteer crafters.

(Left) Melanie Kuchinski Rodriguez with her donated set.
(Right) Jenna Feig with the sets she created.

Linda Windsor
Kari Maguda

Kari Maguda and the TJX Group

Betty Volpe (rear, left) and The Needlers proudly display beautiful knitted hats ready for donation.

Susan Ranello

Susan is our very special and gifted volunteer. She has donated over 100 beautiful items. Each piece has her unique touch. Whether it be a baby blanket, hat, sweater or other accessory, Susan's donations bring comfort and smiles to us and our recipients.
Linda Windsor (rear right) and The Heartwarmers display the beautiful hats, scarves and blankets which they have generously donated. The Heartwarmers meet once a month to knit and crochet together, share ideas and give back to their community through CARE TO KNIT.

Tina Fortunato displaying a beautiful lap blanket which she knit and which will be donated to a resident in a nursing home.

Board Chair Ivy Greenburg and Executive Director Ines Basso Glick accept a blanket made by the students of Meadow Drive School's Crafters Club. Club Advisor Mary Kenny and Principal Pat Molloy present the blanket to be donated to a needy family.

Shirley Newberger (center) accompanied by volunteers Evelyn Yarmeisch and Joyce Rosenberg display the many lap blankets which were made by 18 women.These blankets were made specifically to be donated to the Veteran's Hospital in
Northport, NY.

The Knitting Corner staff member, Val, participating in
Commu-knit-y Day and working on a hat for a needy child.

Huntington Hospital nursery staff, nurses Diane, Shari and Mary, accept preemie hats and blankets from volunteer Phyllis Frisher.

Nancy and Molly Gravina
at our Super Bowl Knit Out Event.

Loyal volunteer, Debbie Coyle, crocheting a
chemo cap at Super Bowl Knit Out.
Inset: Chemo caps made at Super Bowl Knit Out.
Beautiful baby sweater, hat and blanket sets
lovingly made by Susan Ranello.

Katy Luecken
Volunteer of the Month October 2007

Katy is a Girl Scout working toward her Silver Award. She completed 40 hours of community service and crocheted 63 beautiful preemie caps. She has also encouraged other Girl Scouts to crochet with her. We are very proud of Katy and thrilled to have her join us!

The Knitting Corner is located in Huntington, NY. It is a beautiful and welcoming store owned by Terri (at left), and staffed by Kathy (center) and Lucie (at right). Terri has offered to help us with a 10% discount to any knitter or crocheter participating in CARE TO KNIT.

Samantha and Barbara Axmacher, Community Affairs Director, displaying and modeling beautiful knitted items which our volunteers made for our October project.

TwoTwo of the many pink scarves replicating the Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon lovingly crocheted by Volunteer Debbie Coyle.

Our very talented volunteer Joan Lloyd has been busy knitting "critters" (among hats and scarves) which will bring smiles to children in shelters and hospitals this holiday season. These are just a few of her adorable creations.>

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See the Volunteers of the Month for 2011!

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See the Volunteers of the Month for 2009!

See the Volunteers of the Month for 2008!

See the Volunteers of the Month for 2007!

THANK YOU to all our volunteers.
Our donations for 2008 totaled over 3000 hand made items. We look forward to your continued participation and dedication in 2009.



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