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Craft for a cause with Claremont's Colors 91711

Claremont’s Colors 91711 invites the public to come craft for a cause. The specialty yarn shop, located at 248 Harvard Ave., will host its second annual Charity Knit Nights on Fridays throughout August from 6 to 9 p.m.

Knit or crochet items for Operation Gratitude—a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that sends hats and scarves to our service men and women. In 2012, Colors crafters donated more than 150 handcrafted items.

To kick start the event, Colors will host a special pajama party on Friday, August 2. Refreshments will be provided to sustain guests, who are invited to knit and crochet from 6 to midnight. 

To help with the expense of participation, Colors will give a 10 percent discount to those who choose to buy items from the store for use in the charity drive. In addition, for every hour of knitting/crocheting at the store, participants will be entered into a grand prize drawing.

Not a knitter? No problem. Donations and letters for those overseas are welcome. Beanie Babies, Webkinz and Troll collection toys are also sought. For more information on Charity Knit Nights or donating to the cause, contact owner Diana Miller at info@colors91711.com.

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