Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Project #8: Tennessee Flood Relief

This month, we are responding to those in immediate need after the flooding in Tennessee. We are now going to partner with the group on Ravelry called Knit and Crochet Tennessee. This one will work a little differently than our previous 7 projects in that we are mailing our items to another charity collection group and they will disburse the items for us as and where there is need.

To this end, we have two options this time around. For those of you who want to know exactly where your donated items are going and/or you want or need a donation receipt (if you want a donation receipt, please specify on your tag and include an SASE so it can be mailed to you by a Salvation Army employee), you can designate that they be delivered to the Salvation Army in Nashville by tagging the items as follows:

“For Salvation Army from Sharing Our Gifts”

For those of you who are comfortable with giving the flexibility of your items being disbursed by the Knit and Crochet group to whatever charity is most in need of flood relief items at a given time, please tag your items as follows:

“From Sharing Our Gifts”

This time, it is VITAL that you tag your items so that they will be properly tallied and distributed. Since our items will be going to the same place that probably thousands of other items will also be going, we want to be sure that they are logged in connection with our group’s donation efforts. We have printable tags on our Ravelry group’s main forum under the tab that says “2 pages.” Print and then just write the proper tag line (from above) on to the back of the tag.

What we are making for THIS PROJECT:
baby and child sized blankets
hand towels

(no size requirements; just use your judgment and pattern specifics about sizing - gauge is not super important on these)

I think small knitted, crocheted, or sewn toys/cuddlies would also be appreciated.

As always, these can be knitted, crocheted, or sewn, and they must be handmade. If you do not knit, crochet, or sew, you can still be involved by purchasing a handmade item from one of the wonderful sellers on Etsy or Artfire. Or, ask a friend to make the item and you provide shipping - then you both get to participate!

Deadline to have these items received by the project coordinator (for this Project #8) is June 15, so please allow appropriate mail time.

We do not have a “Sharing Our Gifts” volunteer coordinator collecting on this one since we are partnering with the other group, and we are to send to their volunteer collector. The mailing address for this project is:

FiftyForward Knowles
ATTN: Deborah
174 Rains Ave.
Nasville TN 37203

Please let me know if there are any questions, or if I have left out any vital information for this project. Thank you again for your participation!

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