Friday, April 27, 2007

Crafty On Purpose


So last year I took up knitting. I enjoy it a lot but I'm currently only capable of doing the most basic stitches. It takes practice, but honestly, how many scarves (or hats, mittens or potholders) does a family in Florida actually need? The answer is, of course, not many. However, there are plenty of people on our little planet that could use a scarf. Or a hat. Or mittens. Or a blanket. A little googling led me to several resources for knitting for charity that I thought I would share for the crafty amongst us. The projects are very simple—simple enough for children, in fact, which means that I might just be able to handle it too.

Here's one:
www.warmupamerica.org/home.html

And here's another one:
www.fireprojects.org/dulaan.htm

And here's a whole bunch:
www.knittingforcharity.org

You can also call your local shelters and hospitals and see if they accept donations. There are so many small things you can do to help people out and spread a little loving kindness and compassion. Isn't it awesome?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea! Good for you! Mom

Anonymous said...

When Stevie was at Riley Children's Hospital, she received a beautiful little afghan that had been crochetted by a volunteer at a local charity. It made me feel that we (Stevie & I) were very much loved by the community.

Sharon said...

That's awesome! There are so many groups that do things like that, such as Project Linus (which provides blankets to kids fighting cancer). Knowing you were a recipient of that yourself makes it doubly nice to give back. :-) So far, I'm two scarves down toward a goal of five by July 1 for the Dulaan Project. Anything after that will go to local groups.