‘Knit-a-thon’ gives community members a chance to give back in honor of Dr. King

This was the 3rd year of the event

LA CROSSE (WKBT) – Ahead of Monday’s MLK celebration, community members honored Doctor King by giving back.

A ‘Knit-a-thon’ was held at Viterbo ahead of a celebration of the civil rights leader on campus.

Volunteers of all skill levels knit fabric squares during the event.

Those squares will be combined to form blankets that will be donated to people in need in the community.

Throughout the event, knitters could watch videos about the legacy of King.

The event inspires compassion all year along.

“The squares are a really easy thing to knit up quickly, a lot of people do it in their free time when they’re home and donate them throughout the year and then the blankets we can give. A lot of time what we try to do is give them to kids in the hospital that just need that kind of that security blanket,” said Kristen Nyholm, Vitero University academic advisor.

This was the 3rd year of the event, which came during the 25th annual ‘MLK Day of Service’.