How it Began
Each Stitch Counts began with the founder’s love of knitting dishcloths. Cotton dishcloths serve many purposes in the home. They can be used to clean almost any surface, are washable and reusable. The natural progression was to add them to bottles of dish detergent to be given away. Research and contacts with local food pantries found that they needed these cleaning products and that no one was donating them. The regional food banks such as Fulfill does not provide these products. In 2021, the founder began to package a dishcloth with a bottle of dish detergent and bringing them to several local food pantries. It quickly became apparent that the need was greater than one person could supply. A Facebook group was founded which now has more than 1500 members in the U.S. and around the world. The members supply the handmade dishcloths or package and donate them in their own areas.