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« Reply #280 on: August 21, 2013 05:16:08 AM »

So many great crochet projects pinkleo and nisforneville.  You gals are rockin'.
I sewed 150 liners for one of my favorite charities: http://www.daysforgirls.org/

 I am working on sewing zipper pouches to fill with some basic hygiene supplies to hand out to the homeless.  My children have asked why I never hand out money to the homeless with signs.  My grandmother ended up on the street due to severe alcoholism and gambling.  I was in middle school at the time.  I remember the stress and grief it caused my parents.  They had been trying to help and assist her for years.  Eventually they realized the financial support they were giving her was only being used for her addiction.  My grandmother disowned our family when the funds stopped.  And she ended up losing her home and on the street.  She ended up hitting bottom and being able to come back from it. She contacted my mom again and eventually they moved her to our state where she could have a fresh start.
I know that not all homeless spend money on addictions.  There are a lot of people that have other circumstances that make them homeless.  But I am hesitant to donate cash, except to the shelters.  But I thought that hygiene pouches would be a good way to be able to have my kids assist in giving to a cause that they are aware of and thinking about.
I ordered the zippers and now that the kids are almost back in school will hopefully crank out some pouches soon.

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« Reply #281 on: August 21, 2013 06:36:44 AM »

I saw your liners on FB, plaidpineapple...yo u have really opened up my eyes to so many worthy causes, including this one...I have my supplies but just need to wait for after Labor Day to start them...

Thanks for sharing your very personal story and putting a "face" to being homeless...it really touched me and made me realize why we do what we do when we make things for others...our own way of helping others really does add to our own lives in so many ways.  Thanks...
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« Reply #282 on: August 23, 2013 04:21:33 PM »

This is such an inspiring CAL.  I have been lurking for a little while since I'm participating in the Destash-along and I love all the great projects that are getting sent out.  I've been trying to come up with ideas for using my plarn (plastic yarn), of which I have literally thousands of yards.  After reading this thread and doing some reading, I discovered the LOWO group that works on Pine Ridge Reservation is in need of bags/backpacks for the foster children they serve.  Voila!  Since plarn is hypoallergenic, super sturdy, easy-clean, and gender neutral, I figure it'll make great shoulder bags for kids.  DH and I have one we use for farmer's market trips and love it.  Once I get a few done I'll post pics!

Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation: http://friendsofpineridgereservation.org/
Lakota Oyate Wakanyeja Owicakiyapi, Inc. (LOWO): http://friendsofpineridgereservation.org/organizations/LOWO.shtml
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« Reply #283 on: August 27, 2013 06:12:30 PM »

Mrs. Awesome_Pants I read about the Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation.  What a great site.  I am working on a few things to send.  I love the variety of charities to choose from.
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« Reply #284 on: August 29, 2013 03:46:51 PM »

Hi Mrs. Awesome_Pants!  So happy to have you, and I can't wait to see your pics.  I craft for PRR a lot...mostly Afghan for Pine Ridge (which is blanket squares) and Bundles of Joy (baby items).

I've been charity crafting and have almost 3 strips done for Project 40; I'll have pics up soon.  And I have decided to finally work on some Mother Bears; I've had these on my crafty to-do list for awhile so I can't wait to get started on them! Grin
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« Reply #285 on: August 31, 2013 02:11:20 PM »

I'm trying to think of things I can make for the Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute where my daughter is working on her wildlife rehab degree. Any ideas?[/table]
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« Reply #286 on: September 04, 2013 01:56:37 AM »

This is probably a dumb question (since I probably read right through the answer and didn't notice) but I presume it's okay to pursue a SPEW-worthy cause not on this list, right?  I've been wanting to get together with our two local hospitals and work with them on stamping custom necklaces or keychains for parents who have lost a baby through miscarriage or infant death.  Going to do it anyway, I suppose, but I thought I'd ask!  Cheesy
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« Reply #287 on: September 04, 2013 07:02:45 AM »

This is probably a dumb question (since I probably read right through the answer and didn't notice) but I presume it's okay to pursue a SPEW-worthy cause not on this list, right?  I've been wanting to get together with our two local hospitals and work with them on stamping custom necklaces or keychains for parents who have lost a baby through miscarriage or infant death.  Going to do it anyway, I suppose, but I thought I'd ask!  Cheesy
Yes, more than okay!  We are here to encourage and cheer on any and all charity works of crafty magic. Grin  (and it's under Finding Local Ways to Donate)  And what a thoughtful project. Smiley

I'm trying to think of things I can make for the Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute where my daughter is working on her wildlife rehab degree. Any ideas?
hmmm.. I tried to think of something but came up with perhaps animal mats/small blankets or maybe knitted/crocheted nests.  I think your best bet is to ask what they need.  Good Luck! Grin

So many great crochet projects pinkleo and nisforneville.  You gals are rockin'.
I sewed 150 liners for one of my favorite charities: http://www.daysforgirls.org/
Thanks!  And what a fabulous project and charity.  You ROCK!! Cool
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« Reply #288 on: September 04, 2013 07:07:35 AM »

Alrighty, here's my Project 40 strips.  I crocheted them in the linen/moss stitch with various oddballs I had around.



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Now, I'm working on my first Mother Bear. Grin
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« Reply #289 on: September 04, 2013 08:32:59 AM »

Love those strips, pinkleo! So colorful!
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