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Webster Warmth

A Webster Works Worldwide project for faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends who craft for a purpose.

About Webster Warmth

Webster Warmth is an official Webster Works Worldwide project for faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends who knit, crochet, quilt and sew. Every year dozens of handmade items are donated to a local charitable agency.



In 2005, Holly Hubenschmidt, a librarian at Webster University, coordinated a project in support of the Orphan Foundation of America. Groups on the main campus in St. Louis and the Kansas City campus made red scarves which were donated for Valentine's Day care packages for college students coming out of foster care and entering college. The following year a different charitable recipient was chosen for the donated crafts.

Eventually the annual project became an official Webster Works Worldwide project and was named "Webster Warmth". Since then hundreds of handmade items have been donated to agencies here in the St. Louis area as well as in the U.S.



Update for 2019-2020


In May 2019, university administration announced that Webster Works Worldwide would be suspended for a year to allow for a review of the program. As a result, Webster Warmth will not have an official activity for fall 2019.


Feel free to use the resources on this page to support charities of your choosing. We will update you on the future of Webster Warmth and the Webster Works Worldwide program as information becomes available.





Project recipients

2018 - The Women's Safe House (

2017- Oasis International (

2016 - Sunshine Ministries (

2015 - Room at the Inn (

2014 - Saint Martha's Hall (

2013 - Gentiva Hospice (

2012 - St. Patrick Center (

2011 - The International Institute (

2010 - Operation Marine Corps Kids (

2009 - Knit Your Bit/National World War II Museum (

2008 - Salvation Army Family Haven (

2007 - Sts. Peter and Paul Shelter (

2006 - Red Scarf Project/Orphan Foundation of America