Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Food For Thought Books to Display Our Project!

Hooray! Food For Thought Books in downtown Amherst has offered us the use of their window for displaying the fruits of this year's Knitathon!

FFT Books is a fantastic book store offering everything from kid's books to political critique. Keep an eye out during the week of February 21st to see our fabulous knitted projects!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Knit-a-thon 2011! February 5th at The Peace Development Fund

Hey everyone!

Come to this year's Knitathon February 5th at 12pm at The Peace Development Fund located at 44 N. Prospect St. in Amherst.

Download pledge forms at

See everyone there!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Northampton Wools to Match a Portion of Funds!

Northampton Wools has generously agreed to match a portion of the funds that we raise with the Knitathon!

Last year we raised $2,000. This year we're going for $3,000!

We still need more businesses to pledge their support, so if you know of any businesses looking for a Christmas contribution to make, send them our way! Have them e-mail

Stash Sale a Success!

Thanks to all who came out to the Stash Sale. We had a blast! Check out some of the press here:

Remember, February 5th is our Knitathon, so download that pledge sheet and find some supporters. Stay posted for more details!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Stash Sale this Friday!

The Prison Birth Project will be holding the first annual Stash Sale this Friday, December 10 from 4-8pm in Thorne's basement, 150 Main Street, Northampton, Ma 01040! Come and learn more about PBP and our upcoming Knitathon while you shop through the the stashes of yarn we have for sale!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Our Second Knitathon to take place February 5th!

Well, we certainly learned a lot from last year's Knitathon. This year we'll be doing things a little differently.

Instead of a 3 month long, individual project, we'll be having a one-day Knitathon Extravaganza!

There will be a stash sale and projects for kids in addition to our Knitathon. Knitters are encouraged to sign up friends and family beforehand to pledge their support at the rate of one penny per stitch. Then come and see how much you can knit during the Knitathon! A fantastic prize will go to the knitter who knits the most. Another will go to the knitter with the most sponsors. Everyone will have a blast!

All knitted pieces will be attached into a long art piece that will be hung publicly in the community as a symbol of our celebration of all mothers everywhere. The names of knitters and sponsors will be listed next to the project.

We are still looking for a location, so if anyone has a public place that they think would be great for this event, let us know!

Stay posted for more details.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Big PBP News This Week!

This is a big week! Our first ever BIG house party fundraiser in in just a few weeks June 11th! SAVE THE DATE! and rsvp here :
7-9pm in Florence Mass

Please join us as we come together for our first ever BIG house party fundraiser!
Come celebrate, learn and support our work in bringing women together to change their own lives.
We will be serving light food and drink followed by a brief program. Please bring yourself, your friends, your enthusiasm and your checkbook!

Childcare is available. Please RSVP if you will be bringing children. Babies in arms welcome. Thanks!

AND! 2 members are being inducted into the Womens Health Hall of FAME!!!!

Lisa Andrews & Marianne Bullock have been inducted into the Our Bodies , Our Selves Hall of Fame. Our Bodies Ourselves presents the 2010 Womens’ Health Heroes each year, honoring the work of women’s health advocates worldwide. Twenty outstanding individuals and organizations are presented and inducted into the Women’s Health Heroes Hall of Fame for having made significant, long-lasting contributions to women’s health. Their work covers a wide range of health fields and disciplines. Ms. Bullock & Ms. Andrews are inducted for their work in founding local organization The Prison Birth Project.

Thanks for all the support- and voting everyone , we really appreciate the recognition and are so grateful for the support from community!