Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Project (2) #9: Indiana, Foster Grandparent Program

I am late posting this here, but items can still be sent to this project...

From May 1 to June 15, we made items for the Foster Grandparent Program through ICAP (Interlocal Community Action Program) in Indiana. About the Program:

The Foster Grandparent Program offers seniors ages 55 or older opportunities to serve as mentors, role models and friends for children and youth. Foster Grandparents help children develop skills, confidence and strength to succeed in life. They advise, teach life skills and give the consistent love and emotional support some children may not know.

Foster Grandparents help children learn to read, provide one-on-one tutoring time and guide children at critical times in their lives. They may serve up to 20 hours per week in community organizations including faith-based groups, Head Start Centers, schools and other youth facilities. Foster Grandparents help strengthen the community by providing youth services that community budgets cannot afford. They give their life experiences and their talent to improve the lives of children in need.

We have been asked to make hats and mittens for 4-5 year old children of both genders. You may choose the color, style/pattern, and fiber, keeping in mind that ALL potentially ALLERGENIC fibers should be clearly labeled, and ALL ITEMS SHOULD BE MACHINE WASHABLE.

Mail items to:
Henry County Interlocal CAP
c/o Cindy Alexander
615 St. Rd. 38 W
P.O. Box 449 New Castle, IN 47362

Please remember to include the Sharing Our Gifts tag (or a tag you make that indicates that the item(s) are from Sharing Our Gifts. Happy Creating!


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Project (2) #8: Virginia, The Health Wagon

Onward to Virginia… Project runs from April 1 to May 15

This month, we are going to send hats/scarves/fingerless mitts/gloves to The Health Wagon in Southwest Virginia. The Health Wagon is a mobile medical care unit that serves an indigent and poverty stricken populace.

The Health Wagon strives to meet the unique challenges of health care delivery to the medically under-served and indigent in poverty-stricken areas of rural Appalachia. Through the use of this innovative mobile health unit, health care doors are opened to many needy individuals, families, and communities; doors that would have otherwise remained closed. The Health Wagon visits eleven sites in Southwest Virginia’s Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, and Wise counties on a weekly, biweekly, and monthly basis.

Items should be machine washable and of soft, wearable fibers. They can be sized from young child to adult.

There are male and female recipients, so we need some for boys/men and some for girls/women - color and style are your choice. All items will be delivered by The Health Wagon to people in need on their regular route.

Their website also has a wish list for basic hygiene items (personal care items). Please remember to include a Sharing Our Gifts tag on all items.

Items can be mailed to (Teresa provided two addresses, but either/both of them will get the items to her)-- Teresa Gardner, DNP,MSN,FNP-BC,FAANP Executive Director
The Health Wagon
P.O. Box 709 233
Chase Street Clintwood, VA 24228

P.O. Box 7070 5626
Patriot Drive Wise, VA 24293

Happy Creating!


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Project (2) # 7: Minnesota, Bundles of Love

(all rights to above logo belong to Bundles of Love)

Here we are at (round 2) Project #7!

From March 1, 2015 to April 15, 2015, we will be making items for Bundles of Love. 

About Bundles of Love:
"We are a volunteer driven nonprofit organization that partners with community service agencies to assist Minnesota families in need by providing handmade baby clothing, bedding and basic care items for their newborns."

What goes into a “Bundle of Love”? Click here to find out.

What should we make for this project?

You can make any of the following:
(All infant sized)
bib sleeper
bunting or
car seat cover

Color and fiber is your choice, but please keep in mind that it should be soft, hypoallergenic, and easily washable.

Mail your items to:
Bundles of Love
P.O. Box 240301
Apple Valley MN  55124-0301

Please attach the Sharing Our Gifts tag to your item(s).

Happy Creating!


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Project (2) #6: New Mexico, Barrett Foundation

This project runs from February 1 (sorry, posted here a bit late!) to March 15, 2015.

Our items will go to the Barrett House Shelter for women and children. The shelter houses about 40 women and their kids at a time. They also offer other housing programs such as transitional housing from the shelter to an apartment of their own.

It was founded in 1985 as an emergency shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness. Clients also receive life skills training in parenting, financial literacy, stress and time management, and career development. They receive assistance and information regarding health care, childcare, employment, substance abuse treatment, and mental health care.

The shelter is interested in whatever we want to knit/crochet, including:
Pretty shawls/shawlettes

These can be knitted/crocheted in any washable fiber in sizes for adult women, and for children up to 18 yrs old.

Items should be mailed to:
K. Connors
PO Box 36072
Albuquerque, NM 87176

Please remember to attach our Sharing Our Gifts tag to each item sent. Happy Creating! Photobucket

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Sharing Our Gifts Printable Tags

I previously had the Sharing Our Gifts tags linked in my sidebar, but for some reason, the "Gadget" has malfunctioned. Here is the link to the Sharing Our Gifts Tags They are a Google Doc, so you may have to be logged in with a Google account to view them. Please email me if you have any questions. Thank you! Photobucket

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Round 2, Project #5: North Dakota, One Nation Walking Together

I have let this Blog go for quite some time because our charity group is mostly active on Ravelry.com, however, perhaps some of you are not active on Ravelry. I have decided to try to keep this Blog updated again with our projects each month.

We met our first goal of reaching all 50 states in July of 2014! We had a month of rest in August, and we began round 2 in September. We are now on projects 5 & 6. For round 2, we are still doing a new project each month, but we are making the projects run for 6 weeks instead of four, so there will always be two projects overlapping. As I can, I will also publish updates that are back dated to each of the previous projects that was not shared here. (This will include 39-51 of round one.)

So, for Project #5: This project is for North Dakota - One Nation Walking Together, and will run from January 1, 2015 to February 15, 2015. We will be making: Hats, mittens, cowls, shawls, blankets, and socks.

 Fibers: Wool, acrylic, cotton, or other soft fibers. If wool, mark it as wool so if someone can’t wear wool, they will select something else. Also, washcloths and pot holders are happily accepted, as One Nation tries to pack some in every box of household goods that it sends. These items should be made of cotton .

The guidelines are: No solid bright red or blue as those are gang colors. Just add a stripe of a different color and then it will be fine. Also, NO OWL motifs as owls signify death in the Native culture.

Please tag your items with a Sharing Our Gifts tag so One Nation will know who sent these items and where to direct them.

Mail to: One Nation Walking Together
150 N Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80907


Monday, March 18, 2013

Project #38: North Carolina, From Ewe to You

From March 15 to April 15, 2013, we will be creating items for those who need them in North Carolina.

This month, we are partnering with Hannah Moyles of Wake Forest, North Carolina. Hannah started From Ewe to You and delivers items to various agencies in her area, including rescue mission and shelters.

What they need:

9”x9” crocheted/knitted squares (which will later be joined into blankets)

All sizes (men, women, children).

Where to mail:
Hannah Moyles
5609 Thornburg Drive
Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587

Hannah has agreed to keep a count for us, so please remember to tag your items with the Sharing Our Gifts tag. Happy Creating!