This yarn color is named in honor of Sydney, a Virginia opossum. She was in her mother's pouch when her mom was killed by a passing car. Sydney lost a leg due to the accident and has to stay at AWARE permanently. Car impacts are the #1 cause of injury to wildlife. Food waste thrown out car windows, even if it's biodegradable, lures animals to the roadside, so please help save wildlife by taking all food waste home and composting or disposing of it instead!
10% of the sales of this yarn go directly to AWARE to support their efforts.
AWARE Wildlife Center
The AWARE Wildlife Center rehabilitates Georgia’s injured and orphaned native wild animals and educates the community about peaceful coexistence with wildlife. AWARE accepts up to 2,000 injured and orphaned animals every year as patients at its center just east of Atlanta at 7-acre facility at Arabia Mountain. AWARE delivers hundreds of ambassador programs at schools and festivals across Georgia, and offers free tours every Saturday and Sunday at 1 PM. AWARE reaches millions through streaming media broadcasts of educational wildlife encounters and releases of rehabilitated patients.
Please consider donating to this cause. Donations pay for food, medicine, and care for the thousands of rehab patients AWARE treats each year. Donations also support the permanent resident ambassador animals. AWARE is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Donations may be made through the AWARE website: AWAREWildlife.org.
100% mulberry silk yarn in a variety of weights and plies for knitting, crocheting, and other fiber arts.