Special SPEW Challenge!
So, in October Tom and I will spend a few days volunteering in the Calais Refugee 'Jungle'
- we'll mostly be distributing food, and maybe spending some time teaching English. (Because this hasn't been officially declared by the French government as a refugee camp, none of the larger charities like Oxfam/red cross/ect are allowed to help there. All of the aid is being organized by small scale community efforts and volunteers)
I am also planning on knitting up some hats to take as gifts - which got me thinking; how amazing would it be to take out a bag of HPC made goodies
to give out. I'm sure we all know that giving handmade items is giving a piece of love - I hope to show some people in hard, dehumanising circumstances that they are valued as people, and that others are thinking of them.
To which end, I am announcing a special SPEW challenge
; I'll be accepting donations of any crafted winter clothing (hats, gloves, ect) and bedding (pillow cases, blankets ect)
. You'll get the standard 15 points for a challenge, plus the 10 extra spew points! If you decide to send extra items, you can claim spew points on them, and also convince with a standard class/challenge if you'd like
I'll be putting tags on all the items saying they come with love from The HPC, so if you wanted to add a note of your own too that would be lovely!
Please post your makes here as normal - and PM me for my address to postThis challenge finishes September 31st
(end of this semester) and I leave for France a few days after that so please allow postage time!! I completely realize that not everyone can craft for Spew, or chooses to do so. I realize that not everyone would like to join in with this challenge and that is fine! Please enjoy the HPC as and when works for you, there is no pressure to join in with any given HPC challenge
I'm in the UK so I also realize that postage costs will be an issue for some - in which case I encourage you to find a local project to you to donate instead to if you can
(PS if there if a volunteer to design a badge for this challenge I would appreciate it, since I don't have any software to make one!!)
Thank you Mistress Jennie for our awesome challenge badge!