Welcome to Handmade Especially for You (501(c)3). We knit and crochet comfort scarves and distribute them to shelters for abused women. In 2010, we donated 10,000 comfort scarves to 27 shelters in CA. This looks like a lot, but we still need more because there is so much abuse that shelters are always full. Currently we make at least 800 scarves each month and send them to 43 shelters in S. CA. We need 5,000 for the Holidays so we really need YOU!
Here are the specs for making comfort scarves:
big needles (size 15 or 17) or big hooks (K, N, P)
soft yarn (for comfort)
at least 4 inches wide but no more than 5 inches wide
at least 60 inches long
open stitch (for distribution in a warm climate)
some decoration like fun fur or ribbon to individualize each scarf and make it a personal gift for the recipient
Please send your finished scarves to:
Handmade Especially for You c/o Leslye Borden
30065 Grandpoint Lane
Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275
If you would like me to send you free yarn, please send me your address and tell me if you prefer knitting or crocheting. And please make a donation to cover the cost of my shipping the yarn to you. You can donate through PayPal. We have a link on our website: www.handmadeespecially.org
Thanks in advance for your participation.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Leslye Borden, Founder
501(c)3 EIN: 26-3529292
If you need any other info or have other questions, please ask me. I'm easy to reach. 310 547 3673