Monday, March 17, 2014

Crafters - Making a Difference

-- Quote of the Day -- 

“[Volunteering] gives you a sense of purpose. … I think that most of us are trying to achieve [filling] the loss of community, the sense of belonging. …We have about 115 chapters and from there we have a lot of offshoot groups and companies that join us each year, not official chapters but they participate. …Don’t limit your donation to blankets – anything can be used to make a difference if it is from your heart. …We’ve had restaurants feed us, we’ve had Starbucks companies, bakeries, all kinds of companies that join to make our events possible. In one of our events we had 75 volunteers and we made 195 blankets, we had 40 sewing machines – people were on the ground cutting fabric, pinning things, handing them to the people on the sewing machines… It reinforces that what ever your company does it can fit in with something we do. …Do something for somebody else; make cards to take to a senior’s center, make calls to people you haven’t talked to in years, do something – we have an obligation to each other, to step out of ourselves and try and make a difference. Everything helps.”

~ Susan Finch

Today’s quote originates from the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio episode that aired back on August 20 2013… titled: Binky Patrol Org.

 (*Click on the title to access the full discussion)

 -- Crafters Making a Difference -- 

Knitters - not only can you use your love of creating knitted art, but you can also make a difference. Perhaps participating in the Binky Patrol Organization (above) or local fundraisers is something you'd be interested in. Or maybe you want to make dishcloths and slippers, mittens and winter hats for the needy, or for thrift stores that raise funds for local worthy causes. Here is yet another option to consider:
(From FaceBook): "The Penguin Foundation has sent a global call out for knitters to help make pullovers for penguins caught in oil spills, which help keep them warm and stops them from cleaning themselves."  
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