Are you interested in helping? ELK Studio – From the Heart believes we can serve other people who are in need, hurting or just as a reminder someone cares. We can take a little of our time and create a hat or something crocheted to let him or her know someone cares.
How do we choose our organizations monthly? There are so many hurting people out there and when you offer a place for community, it’s amazing what you can find out. One member in the group had been the victim of physical and mental abuse and a shelter provided her safety until she could get it together. Another one because her child suffered from cancer but because of the doctors and nursing staff and mostly prayer, he pulled through it like a champ. The hats he received while at the hospital were a comfort to him. Another woman in the group had a baby born prematurely. The NICU unit was a wonderful help and her child survived so giving back to them means something to her.
I’m giving you a summary of each event. If you would like more details, join my group, ELK Studio – Crocheters and find the event tabs. It’s there you will find where to send your projects.
ELK Studio – From the Heart 2014 Calendar of Events
Hosanna House – A home for women that may have life controlling issues. This home provides a safe haven where these women can be loved with their needs being met physically, spiritually and emotionally. If these women have children, they are also welcomed to live with their mother during this time. Deadline: January 21, 2014
Halos of Hope – A non-profit organization committed to providing volunteer crafted hats to cancer centers across the country. Deadline: February 20, 2014
St. Baldrick’s Foundation – Hats are made for the “shavees” that shave their heads to raise funds for childhood cancer. Deadline: March 9, 2014
Crochet for Cancer/San Francisco, CA chapter – Hats, scarves, mittens, etc are made for cancer patients. Deadline: April 9, 2014.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Division, Columbus, Ohio – Hats are made for children suffering from cancer. They love colorful and playful hats too! Deadline: May 12, 2014
Beanies for Bravery – These hats are made for soldiers to remind them that someone is thinking of them and appreciate all their sacrifices. Deadline: June 13, 2014
Project Sweet Peas – Providing comfort for families with children in the intensive care units and those who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. Deadline: July 14, 2014
August – Open
The Hugs Project/Idaho Chapter – Hats are made for soldiers to remind them that someone is thinking of them and appreciate all their sacrifices. Deadline: To be determined.
October – Open
November – Open
Sunset Crochet Preemie Challenge – Hats are made for infants born prematurely to offer some love and comfort to both the baby and parents. Deadline: To be determined.
You can see there are some months that still need a charity. Is there an organization that means something to you? You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Have a great day and be blessed!