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Help a Child in Need With a ???Snug Hug???

If you knit or crochet and want to make a difference in a child???s life you can register for the Snug Hugs for Kids Crochet & Knit-A-Thon (CKAT).

Help a Child in Need With a “Snug Hug”
Volunteers Needed to Knit and Crochet Winter Items

St. Charles, Illinois – August 18, 2011 - If you knit or crochet and want to make a difference in a child’s life you can register for the Snug Hugs for Kids Crochet & Knit-A-Thon (CKAT).


Items needed most include mittens, hats, scarves, sweaters, slippers, afghans, and baby items (such as blankets, sweaters, caps, and layette sets) for children aged newborn to 18 years. All handcrafted items will be combined with the winter outerwear collected during the Snug Hugs for Kids™ children’s winter outerwear drive held by your local Merlin 200,000 Miles Shop from November 1 through December 6, 2011. All donations benefit Children’s Home + Aid, Merlin’s charity partner.


Persons interested in participating in the CKAT can register online at www.childrenshomeandaid.org/snughugs. Registration forms are also available at Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops and yarn shops located throughout Chicagoland.


On Saturday, November 19, a celebratory one-day Crochet & Knit-A-Thon event will take place at the Children’s Home + Aid Marletta Darnall Schaumburg Family Center. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is a great way to spend time with others, work on CKAT projects, view the hundreds of gorgeous items that will be donated to the children, and see the beautiful new facility. Participants who cannot attend the event can drop off finished items at any of the Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops in Illinois or Wisconsin or ship them before December 7, 2011 to Merlin’s corporate office at 3815 E. Main St., Suite D, St. Charles, IL 60174.


About Children’s Home + Aid
Since 1883, Children’s Home + Aid has been a leader in responding to the changing needs of disadvantaged children and families in Illinois. For more than 125 years, Children’s Home + Aid has paved the way by establishing best practices and shaping laws in child welfare, early childhood and juvenile justice. Today, Children’s Home + Aid is recognized as a leading provider of quality programs and services to children and families in need.

About Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops
Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops offer a neighborhood approach to automotive service. THE DRIVE FOR 200,000, Merlin’s EASY and AFFORDABLE maintenance program, supports vehicle owners hundreds of thousands of miles beyond the usual manufacturer’s warranty period and has positioned Merlin as the leader in vehicle longevity. Founded in 1975, Merlin is headquartered in St. Charles, Illinois, and operates shops in four states.

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