Welcome to Warm Up America! the charity that has warmed peoples' lives since 1991. It started in a small Wisconsin town with neighbors knitting and crocheting afghans for neighbors in need. Thanks to the creativity of founder Evie Rosen who came up with the idea of having volunteers knit or crochet small sections and then others join them together, the idea quickly caught on. Today Warm Up America distributes warm afghans, caps and other items to tens of thousands of people, thanks to the generosity of knitters and crocheters around the country.
Michaels Teams Up with Warm Up America!
Special Demo Event • November 16th • 1–3pm
- Join the Warm Up America Demo and learn more about this international charity that provides afghans and other knitted and crocheted accessories for people in need.
- Drop off afghan sections during the event.
- Michaels: The national drop off point for Warm Up America sections and afghans!
- Look for the special display in stores.
Find out more about Warm Up America history and download free afghan patterns.
We are delighted to announce that later this fall Warm Up Canada and Rechauffons le Canada! will officially be introduced. In the process of trademarking Warm Up Canada, we met the wonderful Yvonne Brown who created Busy B, a non-profit organization which owns and operates two second-hand retail/recycling stores in the town of Tofield, located south of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. In addition to Busy B’s retail activities, Yvonne works with area volunteers to knit afghans which are donated to Blankets for Canada and distributed to people in need. The goal of Warm Up Canada is to complement the work these wonderful groups do.
Third Year and Going Gangbusters!
There are many amazing groups who devote many hours and days to warm up people in their communities. The Warm Up America group at Craig Memorial is just such a group. Guess how many afghans they have donated in the past three years! Read more.