Summer weather is around the corner, and soon we will be enjoying warm days and sunshine. Unfortunately for many, when the cold comes back again, they will be unprepared. Their families will also be fighting to stay warm. My goal for 2009 is simple: help as many families as I can be better prepared to fight the elements they will face this winter. I know the cold is the farthest thing from many of our minds, but I can start to help today, with your help. I am collecting used sweaters from as many people as I can, to then make into mittens and donate to homeless shelters and charities in need. Any sweater will work, made of any fabric, and in any style or color. If you are interested, please contact me to discuss shipping or the hand off of your sweaters. As many of you know, I am moving in the next few weeks, so my address will change. I may also be in your area to meet you. Aside from sweaters, other supplies will be needed, such as thread, as well as your time. Please contact me if you’d like to help sew mittens. They are a simple project, but do require a sewing machine. If you’d like to see the mittens that your sweaters will be made into, or if you are inspired yourself to help those in need, visit my blog post New Life for Old Sweaters. Please feel free to pass this on to anyone you feel may also be interested.
Thank you so much for your generosity, and the parents and children you will be helping thank you, too.
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