This post is all about my recent charity efforts, as I feel very fortunate to have all of the wonderful things that I do. I am talking about the basics: a job, a warm house, clothes, food, family and friends and even my crafts.Project 1: HELPING KIDS AT HOPKINS
As you know my little sister spent some time at Hopkins Children's Center this year and they took such good care of her that I wanted to give something back. I found a charity group on Raverly dedicated to the Hopkins Children's Center and this Halloween they were collecting fun caps for the kids in oncology. I am assuming they will use them for Halloween dress-up/trick-or-treating as they are immune compromised and can't leave the hospital. I sent these great hats off yesterday. I hope they will enjoy!
I would like to send my first shout to Janice for donating all of that Fun Fur yarn. It was really generous of you. Thanks for being such a supportive friend!
Now as you view the pics please remember that I am not a photographer and my camera has way too many buttons! However, I am sure my photography skills will improve as we approach my World Cup trip to South Africa where we will go on safari!!!!
Project 2: CRAFT HOPE
I am also a big fan of http://crafthope.com/. They do a lot of really great work. In several mediums including sewing and knitting. I participated in Project 3, where I knitted a few hats and sewed a few simple quilts; which were shipped off to African orphanages.
For Project 5 they are partnering with http://www.margaretshopechest.com/ to gather warm quilts for homeless children in Michigan. As you can imagine the need this winter will be great, considering the economic climate in Detroit. I have a few simple quilts (1+ yard of cotton fabric, 1+ yard of cotton flannel sandwiched with batting in the middle and hand tied through-out)that just need to be finished and then I will ship those off! If you (or anyone else out there) has some extra fabric (which we all do ;), please check out http://crafthope.com/. They really need all the help they can get this winter. I will post a few pics once my blankets are done.
You have inspired me to get going on my Christmas Crafting... more about that next time!