Thursday, November 15, 2007

Lend a Helping Hand


Hello All,

Wanted to drop a line about lending a helping hand. I know as the holidays approach we love spending time with our families and friends and enjoying great food and fun times but we sometimes forget those who may not be as fortunate as us. I know sometimes we all can't give money donations but did you know you can donate some extra craft supplies. I was surfing the web and found this great information on http://www.crafster.org/. Lend a hand to someone. There are lots of local places would love to have your un-wanted/un-needed craft supplies! Here are some suggestions on where to check~ local schools, retirement centers, boys & girls clubs, day care centers, churches etc...But if you still can't find anyone to donate your crafty stuff to here is a list of organizations that need or can use craft supplies. If you know of any more just post it here and I'll add it to the list! St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ~ Pick a craft, collect supplies, write out instructions and place everything in a zip loc bag. Crafts are given to patients and adults of all ages through the Happy Cart. Supplies you should avoid: play dough, live feathers, leaves, moss, dirt, glitter, and any food products like pasta or beans. http://www.stjude.org/volunteer-st-jude/0,2596,564_5436,00.html~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery ~ Bubbles, Pencil cases, Paint, Arts and Crafts supplies ~ A refuge for young children at risk of abuse and neglect, and a source of support for their parents.http://www.vanessabehan.org/sub.aspx?id=542~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Day of Art~ All craft supplies~ Assist organizations that aid the elderly, homeless, disabled and at-risk youth by providing informal social and developmental instruction through means of arts and crafts.http://www.voicenet.com/~fish68/~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~Sew Much Comfort ~ fabric and/or clothing ~ Provides adaptive clothing for soldiers who have been wounded.http://www.sewmuchcomfort.org/~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~Artists Helping Children ~ Art Supplies ~ Seeks to enhance the quality of life for sick, abused, or neglected childrenhttp://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/mission.html~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~Binky Patrol ~ batting, yarn, soft fabric, notions ~ We make blankets and give them away to children and teens in need of comfort across the countryhttp://www.binkypatrol.org/~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~Touching Little Lives ~ flannel, thread, batting, yarn, ream of paper, a roll of stamps, a box of envelopes ~ Provide clothing and necessity items to newborns, we also make and provide neonatal positioning devices(snuggles, snakes and frogs) to area hospitals as well as surgery dolls and stuffed animals.http://www.touchinglittlelives.org/~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~The University Student Fibers Guild in the Eugene/Springfield, Oregon ~ yarn, fabric, needles, hooks, etc ~ collecting and making chemo caps for local chemotherapy patients and garments for premature babies being cared for by the March of Dimes.http://www.geocities.com/uohandweavers/~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

1 comment:

Cathy Nash said...

Wow, Elaine, thanks for sharing, and what a great idea.
Merry (early) Christmas~
Cathy