A while ago, I decided that I wanted to start a stitching club at my church for the purpose of donating our finished items and yarn, while making some new friends.
Well, we had our first three meetups over the last three months, and I'm proud to say, it's a small group, but it's been fruitful. So far, we've donated 2 large garbage bags full of yarn to the Servants of Mary convent, where it will be knitted and crocheted up into items for sale in their book store. All the proceeds from those sales go to the St. Peregrine foundation, which ministers to cancer patients in the area.
We've also donated 6 beautiful baby blankets, donated by a parishioner, and a hat and bootie set, crocheted by Aimee.
So beautiful and soft! This set will go to Essential Pregnancy Services, which provides free pregnancy counseling and ultrasounds to any women that need it. They have a store where women can buy and earn items for their new babies.
I am so proud to be a part of this group! I have found a way to use up those pesky scraps of yarn, I've made some new friends, and I really feel like I am helping someone out there in need.
3 days ago