Tabitha Tuesday

I’m taking a small break from preparing for my craft show. And I wanted to do a spotlight on a charity.

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Danette LeMaster began God’s Tiny Angles in the fall of 1999. According to her webpage, “two things contributed to the start of God’s Tiny Angels: the gift of crochet and the need to help babies in need.” They distribute handmade items to hospitals across the country.

They have a Yahoo group called godstinyangels.

Check them out!

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Brr, It’s Cold Outside

WUAliberty150x215It’s been cold lately across the country. Here in southern Virginia temperatures dropped down into the teens and I know farther up north temps were below zero in many places. As I was going out to drop off my hubby one morning, I hated the bitter cold. But it made me think: what about those people who were homeless?
I was outside for maybe twenty minutes; I couldn’t imagine huddling outside all night or in a shelter with little to protect me from the cold.

What:
This week for Tabatha Tuesday, I’m focusing on a foundation that’s mission is:”motivating, training and coordinating volunteers to knit and crochet afghans and clothing for people in need.”

Who:
According to their website, Warm Up America , has been around since 1991 and began in Wisconsin. A group of women began crocheting and knitting items for those in their neighborhood who were in need. Sounds a lot like Tabitha from Acts9:39, right?

How:
Have some extra yarn? Want to practice a new stitch? Volunteers are asked to donate their time to crochet and knit a 7″ x 9″ rectangle that will be combined with other donated squares to make afghans and lap blankets. The website has directions on how to complete your crochet square.

Why:
Matthew 25: 36- 40. I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’ “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

This has always been one of my favorite passages from the Bible, What will you do for the least of these?

Tabitha Tuesdays- Crochet for Charity

Logo_Horizontal_Warming Hearts and Heads (2)Tabitha, also known as Dorcus, is written of in the Bible in Acts 9:36-41. She was a disciple “full of good works and charitable deeds.” (Acts 9:36) When the Apostle Peter was sent for, he came to Joppa and all the widows showed him “the tunics and garments which Dorcus had made.”(Acts 9:39)

If you could crochet for charity, that is a great reason to learn how to crochet. Each week, I’ll focus on a charity that accepts donations, a free pattern to crochet, or a way for people to get involved to help others with our handcrafts.

Crochet for Charity Spotlight: Knots of Love

What:
“Knots of Love’s primary goal is to brighten the lives of those in need with kindness and love.”

Who:
Christine Fabiani began KOL a little over five years ago. To date, KOL has donated 142,389 chemo caps to medical institutions across the county. They do this with people donating handmade hats. On the KOL website they offer a variety of free hat patterns, lists of approved yarns that will be soft enough for the recipients, and locations in many states to drop off your donations.

Why:
I have a personal connection. One of my little friends, Jason who is 6, has to continue his fight with cancer and go through another round of chemo and then have a bone marrow transplant. He wasn’t able to start kindergarten this year and it looks like going to school might not be accessible to him next year either. He loves SpongeBob, so I crocheted him a SpongeBob chemo cap.

How:
In his honor, I’d love to be able to donate 60 chemo caps to KOL. Will you help me? Let me know in my poll. Tweet this to help reach my goal #60caps4Jason.

“She extends her hand to the poor, yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy. “ Proverbs 31:20
So let’s get those hooks moving, ladies!

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