Thursday, May 14, 2015

Our Charity Crafting Group's Distribution for 2014

Even though I haven’t posted much lately about our Friday morning Charity Crafting group, we have been active. In fact, I finally posted our 2014 distribution totals in our senior mobile home park newsletter last month. 

We are always amazed to see how many items we have made and distributed by the end of each year for the local needy. 

Gloves - 90;  Hats - 166;  Scarves - 106;  Kids Hats - 21; Kids Scarves - 12;  Baby Blankets - 33;  Baby Booties - 26;  Baby Hats - 63;  Baby Jackets - 3;  Lap throws - 21;  Shawls  - 17.

When you consider there are only about a half dozen of us, that makes us feel it is worth doing. It all adds up, little by little.

Next week, I’ll be dropping off our accumulated items for the local babies in need. One of our regulars has a friend in another state who sends us her items a few times a year. Our regular member just received another box and after I get that tomorrow, I’ll make a count and pack everything for next week’s drop.

One of our out-of-area members already has over 100 hats (she loom-knits) for the homeless that will start us off in the Fall when the season gets cold almost overnight as it usually does. 

When we started over 6 years ago, we never dreamed it would add up. We also never dreamed it would feel so good, and that it would be so addicting. The side effects of this addiction are good ones: warm fuzzies.

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