Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Distribution of my treasures

Sometimes it is really hard for me to let go of projects I have become attached to.  These last two weeks I have had to make decisions about what stays and what goes. The bottom line is that these items have been sitting around my house when they should have been given to those who really can use them.  

“SHOWERS ON WHEELS” (a Sacramento organization celebrating mothers and babies) is having a huge baby shower at the Immaculate Conception Parish on Saturday, June 1 . Any handmade baby items would be appreciated: blankets, booties, hats, bibs, sweaters, etc…  For this charity, I donated these two blankets and some infant hats.  I am hoping to get a couple more baby things done to donate. 

Project Linus gives all kinds of blankets to homeless/shelter children. I was so torn about giving my quilt-like crochet blanket that I designed.  However, in over a year, I have never used it. Someone else certainly could use it.  So I put my ego in check and donated it and 2 premee memory squares to Project Linus.  

 The last baby blanket went to Handmade Especially for You. This is a charity in Southern California that makes, collects and distributes comfort scarves to women in shelters.  "Handmade Especially for You is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit charity that organizes knitters and crocheters to make handmade comfort scarves for abused women. Most who receive our scarves have never before received a personal gift, much less a handmade gift. The directors of the 60 shelters through which we distribute our scarves tell us that the women who receive them are amazed that anyone has thought to give them anything. They are thrilled with our scarves and take them with them even when they leave the shelter. Receiving the scarf helps break the cycle of low self-esteem which allows them to accept abuse. It is amazing what one scarf can do."  Many women have babies that they must bring with them, so HEFY has been also asking for donations of baby blankets.  This blanket went to HEFY.  

So each blanket got a hug and was sent on its way to help comfort someone in need.  I am happy to do it... even though it may take me a while to actually "git 'er done."

Thanks for stopping by... have a wonderful day :D

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful thing you are doing Carol. A really wonderful thing.

    Have a terrific day. Big hugs. ☺


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