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!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Squares Are Comin' In!

Hey Everyone!

Squares are starting to come in as people finish off their knitting. They're so beautiful, I wanted to share them with everyone.

Remember, if you still haven't signed up to knit, but have been thinking about it, we've extended our deadline to June 30th so there's still plenty of time for you to knit a square and collect some sponsors!

Thanks everyone for all your hard work so far. Keep the squares coming!


Friday, April 16, 2010

Knit-A-Thon Deadline extended

Hey Everyone!

I'm excited to announce that we have extended the deadline for our Knit-A-Thon. Instead of having our blanket assembly party May 20th, we're giving everyone until June 30th to make that final push and get as many pledges as they can to support mothers in the Pioneer Valley.

We will be having a knitting circle in May (TBA) and our blanket assembly party will most likely be the weekend of July 2nd. We'll keep you posted!

Thanks to all our fabulous knitters for making this project a success so far!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

We still need knitters!

Hey everyone! So glad you made it to the PBP Knit-a-thon blog. We still need knitters, so if you knit or you know someone who knits, it's time you signed up!

Here's how it works:

Step 1: Make a suggested contribution of $20-$50 to ensure your commitment.
Step 2: We give you a skein of yarn care of WEBS America's Yarn Store and a packet with everything you need to collect sponsors to pledge their support as you knit a square.
Step 3: Knit a 12" by 12" square with any design you like. Meanwhile, collect sponsors to pledge their support at the rate of approximately one penny per stitch. This works out to be about $30.

To meet our goal of $10,000 we need our knitters to raise $300 per square. That might seem like a lot, but all you need to do is get 10 people to sponsor you and you're there! Plus, you have until May 20th to collect your pledges.

We will have a knitting circle (TBA) at some point in May, where all of the knitters can get together and meet each other. Then in June we will have our blanket assembly party, where we will put the squares together into baby blankets and tally up the whole fundraiser.

E-mail us at to sign up today!
And of course, visit us here to keep posted on any updates.