Dec 14, 2015
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Chevron Employees who enjoy knitting — and those interested in learning how — banded together this month to create clothing items for the needy.

The result of the company’s 6th Annual Knit-A-Scarf volunteer event includes 134 knitted items that will soon be donated to the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program’s (GRIP) clients, who include local individuals and families in need this winter.

The items include 106 scarves, 23 hats, two pairs of socks, a blanket, vest and bunny. The volunteer hit a record this year in terms of total items to donate.

The company posted photos from the employee volunteer effort on its social media accounts, including Facebook.

knitting.12-14Knitting may sound tedious to some, but experts say it can also be quite therapeutic. Experts suggest the practice warms both the body and mind.

“Famous for its relaxing, meditative qualities, knitting increasingly is being used in hospitals, clinics, schools and even prisons to help people lead healthier, happier lives. And there’s data to prove it,” according to the Craft Yarn Council.

In the case of the Knit-A-Scarf event, knitting has proven its ability to warm hearts, as well.

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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.