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    Sewing for Charity

    Being disabled, my income puts me below the poverty line. So, financial donations are not possible for me. I did some thinking about how I would like to give to the less fortunate considering my financial limitations and I've decided to do some charity sewing. If anyone wants to have a sew-a-long or something just let me know. I'm hoping to sew something for a different charity each month. I've got 3 picked out so far:

    http://purplestitchproject.org/ Crafting for kids with epilepsy. I have epilepsy, so it's easy for me to have empathy for these kids.

    I wept when I read about the animals in cages never having the experience of anything under their feet and bodies but metal bars. Looking forward to making at least a few animals a bit more comfortable. http://www.snugglesproject.org/

    This one was absolutely heartbreaking to read about. This organization collects and sews feminine hygeine products for women that don't have access to them. There are girls and women in the world who must stay home, miss school, miss work, etc because they don't have sanitary pads. They are sometimes exploited due to the lack of this very basic product that us women in the US and other countries take for granted. I'm very much looking forward to contributing to this charity. http://www.daysforgirls.org/

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    A wonderful project!

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    Hi Bunny,

    Thank you for sewing for charity. It's a wonderful practice.

    And thank you for putting this charities on my radar.

    Gassho,

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    That is a wonderful idea, Bunny. I am a knitter and love the idea of snuggles for animals. This is another great project for those of us who are less able to do outside volunteer work, litter clearing etc.

    I found this UK page too with lots of charity knitting projects: http://www.ukhandknitting.com/knitting_for_charity.php. I very much like the idea of knitting hats for the homeless and also Tanzanian babies to help prevent hypothermia.

    Am so glad you pointed me towards this, Bunny. I would not have thought to look otherwise.

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    Greetings, fellow knitter!

    I recently met some ladies who make hats for Hats for Hope. The hats go to cancer patients and others. I'm going to make a few before the year is out.

    http://www.hatsofhope.com/

    Gassho

    Jen
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    This is a wonderful idea Bunny, thank you for sharing.



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    I recently met some ladies who make hats for Hats for Hope. The hats go to cancer patients and others. I'm going to make a few before the year is out.

    http://www.hatsofhope.com/
    Thank you for that link, Jen. It looks like a great project. Do you have one of their looms to work with?

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    I do a little knitting too, so I appreciate the charity knitting links. Best wishes to those of you who are also crafting for charities!!


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    Looms? No, I'm a hand knitter, although I am machine-curious.

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    Jen
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    I only asked because it looked like Hats for Hope ask for hats made on one of their looms which put me off or can you just send hats in any form?

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    Oh, snap! I'm an idiot. Posted the wrong link. I meant Halos of Hope. Don't know anything about the other organization.

    http://www.halosofhope.org/

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    Thanks, Jen. That looks like a great project.

    Btw, are you on Ravelry?

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    Bunny I find your input inspiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nenka View Post
    Looms? No, I'm a hand knitter, although I am machine-curious.

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    Jen
    Ha Machine-curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karasu View Post
    Thanks, Jen. That looks like a great project.

    Btw, are you on Ravelry?

    Gassho
    Andy
    Yep. Look up JenGoPop.

    Gassho

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    These are some really great ideas, Bunny. I wish I was handy with a needle...of any kind. Maybe it's something I could work toward.

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