Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Warm Stuff for Homeless Veterans, Homeless Kids, and Cancer Patients

We have some exciting news to share! 128 knit and crocheted items that have been donated by you are going out to people in need today.

65 items are going to an organization here in Atlanta that will be using the items as Christmas presents for homeless children. My daughter and I will also be going to help wrap the presents for the children on December 18. Here is the website of the organization:

24 soft and comfy hats will be going to Cancer Treatment Centers of America to be given to chemo patients.

And finally, 39 warm hats will be sent to a homeless veterans center in South Dakota.

In other news, we are still in desperate need of funds... please help! I will be using the remainder of our funds to ship these items today, which means we will have no money for further shipments if we do not accumulate further funds. If we have no funds to ship with, I will take items around the Atlanta area, but I like to support people around the US, so I'm hoping to gain some funds with which to do this. Thanks in advance for all who will support this cause!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Many Thanks!

If this doesn't make you feel great, I don't know what will! Read this "thanks" we got from the Rape Crisis Center:
Dear Ms. Zelaya,
Thank you so very much for the box of scarves! I am speechless! They are all so beautiful and I am just so delighted and touched by your gift. Your scarves will be packaged up with a pretty ribbon and give out to either a walk-in victim, a man/woman seeking counseling for a previous/past assault or given to a volunteer when she is called out to the hospital to accompany a victim in need. All these scarves that are hand-made with loving hands, such as yours, are a comfort and a symbol of hope. Recently, a hot-line volunteer was called to the hospital center to talk with a young woman who had experienced a sexual assault. When the volunteer handed the young woman the scarf, she immediately unwrapped it, wound it around her neck and refused to remove it. I was later told that she wore it the next day when she came in for counseling. It's stories like these that make scarves like yours so valuable. Your generous gift will be a comfort; your gift will make a difference and that I can promise.

Thank you so very much

In other news, thank you so much to Lorraine in South Carolina for donating 3 gorgeous and adorable baby kimonos and one baby hat. Thanks also to Cheryl in Texas for donating 9 pairs of socks, 10 hats, 2 cowls/shrugs, and 3 scarves... you've been busy! Thanks also to Cheryl for sending a generous monetary donation to help with shipping costs.

We are still in need of funds to help with shipping costs, so please, please, please consider donating, even if it is a small amount. We have a lot of items to send out this winter and we need the funds to be able to do it. You can donate via Paypal by using our email address:, or you can simply mail a check to us. Thank you!

Our total amount of items donated this year is a whopping 713! We can make it to 900, our goal. Again, I am so proud to be working with you all on this special project to help those in need. Many thanks to all contributors and supporters!