Robin Katz, a Springs resident, will knit 30 hats in 30 days for the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton. The LongHouse volunteer and docent is calling it Hats Off to LongHouse. The hats, which are made of 100 percent ultra merino wool, will be sold for a tax-deductible donation of $300. The sales will help sustain LongHouse while it is closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The idea started with the Springs Food Pantry, an organization that feeds around 10,000 community members every year, as a way to give back during the pandemic. She has sold 36 hats and raised $13,000 for the pantry.
“Katz has only been knitting for a couple months, but has already been using her fast-learned skill to give back,” stated a press release from LongHouse. She hopes to give back to an institution that has given her a place to appreciate the beauty of art and nature.
“How wonderful it is to have volunteers who joyfully share their love of LongHouse and spring into action whenever needed!” said Matko Tomicic, the executive director of LongHouse. “We are deeply grateful to Robin, and all of our volunteers and docents, for their spirit of community and giving back.”
LongHouse is a 16-acre reserve and sculpture garden founded by Jack Lenor Larsen. The property features pieces by Buckminster Fuller, Yoko Ono, Willem de Kooning, and others.
For more info, visit www.longhouse.org/products/hats-off-to-longhouse-appeal.