Hello everyone! It has been a long while since I have been here and I apologize. I haven’t been feeling well and my medications haven’t been agreeing with me, but I digress. There are more important things to talk about.
Recently I was honored at a breakfast along with eight other remarkable people as a Senior Champion for doing charitable work. I was sincerely humbled.
Even now as I sit typing this blog, I smile and realize how lucky I am to be doing what I am doing.
I am working on what I call Comfort Bags. The bag will contain 1 handmade (crocheted) blanket. The blankets will be all different sizes and the bag will also have 1 stuffed animal. I have the yarn for the blankets and I also have the bags. What I need help with is the stuffed animals. That is why I have started a go fund me page. Help me get some stuffed animals . The bags will be given to our local police department to give to children that have been traumatized in one way or another. This will let them know that someone cares and loves them.
To me, this is not work, it is a labor of love. I have been doing this for years and I will be doing this for a long time to come.
I can’t crochet a blanket
and leave it half done.
What good would it be
to leave it half done?
You couldn’t use it
only being half done.
A blanket for charity is no
charity at all when its half done.
How can it keep someone warm
if its only half done.
I can’t do it. Not me. I’m not a
half done kind of person.
It’s all or nothing for me
I don’t do things half done.
Six Ways To Make A Difference
- Donate money to the charity of your choice. They could all use some extra money. Whether it is a small donation or a large one, they will appreciate it just the same. Every dollar counts.
- Volunteer your time. There are soup kitchens, food banks, hospitals and nursing homes to name a few.
- Send a care package to a soldier. You can send practical things like razors or sunglasses, small bags of nuts, socks,paperback books, etc. For a good place to find out what is needed and how to send it you can check out this web site at Care Packages. It is called Operation Shoebox.
- Go to your local library and volunteer to teach someone to read. What a gift, just think how wonderful it is to be able to read. You would be surprised to learn how many adults can not read.
- Volunteer at your local animal shelter. You could offer to walk the dogs, clean out cages or any number of tasks that they need help with.
- Any of you crocheters or knitters out there could make hats and scarves in different sizes and colors for homeless people. There are plenty of shelters that would be very happy to get these things.
There are many more things that I could mention, but this is a good starting place. Donate today, it makes a difference.