Thea Colman, of Winchester Massachusetts is an advocate for her craft, as a masterful designer of knitwear patterns. She works to shine a light on small farms and producers that use sustainable farming practices and traditional practices. Making a point of working with smaller, female-owned yarn companies, Coleman tried to introduce her community to products where their dollars would make a difference.
Now, Colman is making a difference in another way.
Since November 2016, Colman has added fundraising to her hobbies, donating a portion of her proceeds from different patterns to charities that promote women, children, and education. Recently, Colman has set her sights on Flint, Michigan.
Pack Your Back and Little Miss Flint will be hosting a Family Fun Day on July 7th at 1:00 p.m. This event will be taking place in the lawn next to the William S. White Building on the campus of University of Michigan - Flint.
At the event families will be able to enjoy inflatables, arts & crafts, food, and much more. Additionally, giveaway items will be distributed throughout the event.