Chase the Chill is an annual scarf bombing event that distributes scarves in public places so that those in need can help themselves.
Chase the Chill Lynn, MA combines art, charity, and yarn bombing.
Our mission is to celebrate the art and beauty of knitting, crocheting, crafting, building community, generating positive interest in a location, and sharing with others.
Chase the Chill Lynn, MA is a yarn bombing event that distributes scarves, hats, and mittens in public places so that those in need—regardless of income and without any qualifiers—can help themselves.
Scarves draped on trees, walkways, signs, and other public locations appear overnight in different areas of Lynn with a tag that reads, “I’m not lost. I’ve been left here on purpose. Take me if you are cold and need me"
We hold an event annually in December. Occasionally, we also host smaller random events based on frigid weather predictions and the supplies that we have on hand.
How can you connect with us?
- Attend an event. All Chase the Chill Lynn, MA events are listed on our Public Facebook Page
- Signup to receive our newsletter. You can choose to receive general news, available classes, or news of Chase the Chill Lynn, MA events.
- Send us an email to chasethechilllynnma at Gmail dot com (remove the spaces and replace the "at" and "dot" with the correct symbol)
- Join us on our Chase the Chill Lynn, MA Facebook Page
How do you get scarves and items to us?
- You can drop them off at Circle of Stitches , 66 Wharf St, Salem, MA 01970. Please check their hours before you go.
- You can bring them to us at any of our Sit and Knit or Crochet Events.
- If you are not able to travel, please message me and we'll work out a pickup
Sit and Knit and Crochet Together Dates
We meet every other Thursday at Starbucks on the Lynnway in Lynn from 7-9 pm and every other Sunday from 1-5 pm at Circle of Stitches, a yarn shop in Salem MA located on Pickering Wharf. All of our events are updated to our Facebook page click this link to check out our current events. You can subscribe to the event feed or subscribe to our newsletter.
Chase the Chill, Lynn MA was founded in Feb 2015 by Kecia Rideout after she read a story regarding people leaving scarves and hats tied outside in their community. She knew that her hometown of Lynn, MA would be the perfect place for an event like this. She spoke with her lifelong friend, Michelle Suttle who always said, “Let’s do it!” to every crazy idea. She asked her friends and they said, “We’re in!” Since that day the Lynn, MA team has grown to include many old friends and new friends. Honestly, I couldn’t do it without them. You can see some oftheir happy smiling faces in the pictures of the December 2015 event.
The Chase the Chill movement began in Easton, PA with Susan Huxley. Daily she’d walk to work and notice that many people did not have the proper cold weather gear. Chase the Chill was born in 2010 from her desire to help. I suggest reading this article that explains the history of Chase the Chill inception for complete details.
Since the original Chase the Chill Chapter was created, it has inspired many other people to continue to work started by Susan and the group in Easton, PA. You can check this page to see if there is a Chase the Chill Chapternear you. If you can’t find one near you and think you have the time and energy to start one, then you can find the information on starting a chapter located here.
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