By Katherine Cheney
A group of ambitious Keurig Green Mountain employees recently donated the gift of 14 hand knitted scarves, 3 handmade hats, and 2 pairs of hand knitted mittens to Spectrum Youth & Family Services in Burlington, VT. Since November, this non-profit group within the company has worked to create various handmade items as part of Keurig Green Mountain’s CAFÉ program. Through this program, Keurig Green Mountain employees are allotted up to 52 hours per fiscal year to volunteer with nonprofit or community based organizations.
Lead by our own Marcia Sweet, the group known as “Comfy Creations” meets once a week to get their creativity flowing. Marcia is a seasoned veteran when it comes to knitting and crocheting, “I love spending time with Marcia and being able to learn from her,” says Ali Keane, Team Leader at the Visitor’s Center & Café. Members get to enjoy a cup of Green Mountain Coffee while using their talents to support a wonderful organization. “It is heartwarming knowing that what I knit will be given to those who are in need,” says Marcia.