this last summer somehow, and of course i cannot remember how, but i came across this blog called craft hope. it describes itself as
a faith-based, love inspired project designed to share handmade crafts with those less fortunate. It is our hope to combine our love for crafting and desire to help others into a project to make a difference around the world. Craft Hope was born over tea at the kitchen table.
well...i have been dropping in to this blog every now and again to see what their latest project is...see they choose a need and then 'assign' what the craft will be that they will then collect and distribute. what started with 27 dresses made for an orphanage in brazil and a safe haven for women & children in mexico has now blossomed into making over 400 quilts for the estimated 200+ homeless children in grand rapids, michigan to almost 3,000 knitted blankets, booties, and beanies for the orphans in 3 villiages in india. so far they have completed 6 projects. well...finally project 7: liberia orphan education project --is something that i can actually make!
the wonderful women of craft hope will now be collecting homemade bean bags--sets of alphabets, numbers, shapes, and colors--to send to west africa...liberia specifically. i cannot wait. there are several guidelines to follow that they explain on their blog. my quick little blurb about this does not do it justice. so won't you please go take a look...
maybe you will even be inspired to join in. i will keep you updated on my progress. they are due may 15. i would love to hear what your thoughts are on this...and if you decide to help.