Abigail's Attic is a charity that provides burial gowns, blankets, booties and knitted toys to families who's babies are born angels. They take donations of wedding, prom and bridesmaid dresses and lovingly transform them into Burial/Memory gowns.
They also take donations of hand knit blankets, hats, booties and toys as well as sewing supplies and yarn. Any experienced sewers who would be interested in volunteering their time can contact them at abigailsattic2015gmail.com You can also find them on Facebook.
Please do not drop off your dresses in boxes, storage space is very limited. Just a large trash bag is perfect.
The mission of Project Linus is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteers.
How can you help? Contact you local chapter and become a Blanketeer! Make a new, handmade, washable blanket and donate it to your local chapter of Project Linus.
What type of blanket does Project Linus accept? Project Linus welcomes blankets of all styles, including quilts, tied comforters, fleece blankets, crocheted and knitted afghans, and receiving blankets in child friendly colors. Blankets must be new (make with new materials), handmade, and washable. You don't have to be an expert! Elaborate or simple, they are all beautiful fo a child.
What size blanket? Most needed sizes are: Child 40 x 60, Teen 45 x 72. All sizes are accepted. We donate to children ages infant through teen years, so any size is appropriate. To find you local chapter, go to www.projectlinus.org and click on Chapter Listing and your state. You may also call 309 664 7814. Your local chapter coordinator is anxiously awaiting your call or email.
MOST NEEDED SIZE: CHILD 40 X 60 TEEN 45 X 72. DROP OFF YOUR BLANKETS HERE AT COUNTRY NEEDLEWORKS AS WE ARE AN OTTAWA/KENT DROP OFF CENTER.
CAST OFF THE COLD
Bring a donation of hats, mittens, gloves and/or scarves (handmade or purchased) items will be donated to Cast Off the Cold to benefit the homeless families and individuals at Mel Trotter Mission. Thank you for your help! With cold water, we are asking everyone to help this service project. We will continue to collect until winter is over. For more information contact: Megan Roach (616 214 9446) or check out our website Castoffthecold.com or Facebook group.
We are now a collection site for Knitted Knockers. Save our Sisters of Grand Rapids provides Knitted Knockers to women who have had a mastectomy. Knit out of Cascade Ultra Prima they are much softer and more comfortable than prosthetics. We have free patterns available. No stuffing or finishing required, just knit them and bring them back to the store. This is a great way to help the 7000 women in Michigan who have mastectomies each year. For more information please go to http://knittedknockers.org
The Wellness Community and Gilda's Club Worldwide joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community (CSC). While individual affiliates were able to maintain their own name, each shares the same mission and philosophy so that no one should face cancer alone. By helping to complete the cancer care plan, CSC optimizes patient care by providing essential, but often overlooked, services including support groups, counseling, education and healthy lifestyle programs. Today CSC provides the highest quality emotional and social support through a network of more that 50 local affiliates, 100 satellite locations and only. Our mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. At Country Needleworks we would like to donate Prayer Shawls to Gilda's Club to provide comfort to those in need. You can read more about Gilda's Club by clicking the following link http://gildasclubgr.wpengine.com/?page_id+180
YARN & NEEDLES FOR SPECIAL ED TEACHER (Also Mittens & Hats)
Our good friend, Special Ed teacher Patty has requested yarn and knitting needles again for her students. Her students love to knit! Patty would also be grateful for hats and mitten donations in medium to large sizes. She said many times her students come to school without proper outerwear that would enable them to play outside.
If you would like to help in any way, it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.