The Nineteenth Century Club & The Nineteenth Century Charitable Association - Learning and Giving: Our Focus

Needle Arts Friends

A Nineteenth Century Charitable Association (NCCA) Activity

With the warmth of giving and an attitude of joy, 15+ women gather with needles and hooks to sew, knit, and crochet for community charitable organizations. Needle Arts Friends (NAF) of the Nineteenth Century Charitable Association sew flannel kimonos, bonnets and blankets. And, they knit and and crochet blankets, sweaters, hats, scarves, mittens, and booties. NAF meet twice monthly and spend hours at home making items for children from infants to age 18.

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More recently, NAF has been making wool Ground Troop Hats for our military. These knit hats are worn under the helmets of our brave men and women for their warmth and comfort.

Continuing a 75 year tradition, NAF distributes every May and November hundreds of items to the local organizations below. All items are donated. Nothing is ever for sale.

  • Hephzibah Children's Home Association
  • Loyola University Medical Center's Neonatal Program
  • Oak Park-River Forest Day Nursery
  • Oak Park-River Forest Infant Welfare Society's
  • Parenthesis
  • Sarah's Inn



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