Maple Grove Credit Union Launches “Knitting at Noon” Club
A club that originated as a way to bring together employees of a local credit union through knitting, has evolved into a program that benefits charitable causes.
Every Wednesday, about half a dozen employees from TopLine Federal Credit Union in Maple Grove meet up for their Knitting at Noon Club.
The women sacrifice their lunch hour to knit or crochet items like hats and scarves.
The group then donates the items to local non-profits such as Click for Babies and the American Heart Association.
“We all work a little bit at home as well on different projects, but the idea is to all get together and work on different give back projects,” said Lisa Jacobson, a TopLine employee. “We’ve tried to engage other employees that didn’t know how to knit or crochet, so that they can have an opportunity to learn as well.”
The club is currently working on lap blankets for Maple Grove Hospital.
If anyone wants to donate their own handmade items — or knitting supplies — people can drop those things off at any TopLine branch.