Sunday, February 19, 2017

Project (2) #28: MIssouri, Della Lamb

Official project dates: Feb. 1 - March 15, 2017 - For Della Lamb in Missouri

What does Della Lamb do? Provides low-income families with early education, child care, youth services, adult services, adult education, transportation, emergency social services, international refugee services, Elementary Charter School education, back-to-school supplies, Thanksgiving groceries and Christmas groceries and gifts.

Della Lamb Mabee Multi-Purpose Center and other Della Lamb youth sites offer educational, athletic, recreational, and cultural activities as well as drug and violence preventative programming for children and youth ages 5-18. In addition, it operates satellite centers throughout the inner city, including an Adult Education Center, Social Services, Transportation Center, and an Elementary Charter School.

What are we making? We are told that Della Lamb would like anything we could make for all ages, male and female alike. She did mention that they like new hats to reduce the instances of lice transfer (an unfortunate reality among families who have to share hats).

For inspiration on what to make, head over to our Ravelry forum and the QUEUE KAL/CAL Thread and join in!

Where to mail?  If you join us through our Ravelry forum, you can private message me for the address of our group's collection and delivery person.  If you are simply wanting to mail your items and not join in on the Ravelry forum this month, mail to:

Administrative Offices, Early Education Child Care and Social Services
500 Woodland Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64106

Please remember to add the Sharing Our Gifts tag to all items so they know where to direct them.

Thank you!


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Project (2) #27: Montana, Tumbleweed Program

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We kicked off the new year by visting Billings, Montana, where it is still bitterly cold!

 This project will run from January 1, 2017 until February 15, 2017.

Tumbleweed Program offers a drop-in center for ages 14-24 that provides food, clothing & hygiene items, safe secure environment, group activities, shower & laundry facilities, and counseling. They also offer a residence shelter program for agest 16-21.

They would like hats and scarves and hat/scarf sets in styles that would be appealing to both genders in this age group (14-24). 

We will be doing a KAL for this project, so check out our KAL thread on Ravelry!

When sending, please remember to include the Sharing Our Gifts tag.

Send to: Tumbleweed Program Attn: Kelsey Wagner 505 N 24th Street Billings MT, 59101 Happy Creating!

More information about the KAL:

The "Rules"
(These pertain to our thread in our Sharing Our Gifts group forum on Ravelry.  If you are not a member, it is free to join Ravelry and join in the fun!)

  1. Choose one of our KAL patterns (CopyCat CC Beanie or Hat #18 Scrap Happy)
  2. Share a photo of your yarn and needles before cast-on
  3. Create a Project on your Project page and tag it with our tag: sogkaljan2017
  4. Cast on within the first week of January (or anytime before Feb. 15)
  5. Share your progress on the thread
  6. Finish, and repeat (if you want).
  7. Mail item(s) to Tumbleweed

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