Charity Crafting

If my hands lie idle…I am probably asleep! While I love doing a lot of different crafts and needlework, it is usually a crochet hook that I pick up. My interest in doing crafts for charity began 14 years ago when my father passed away from cancer. While the two may seem unrelated…they are. My father always encouraged me to express myself through my art and crafts.

Since I had been to the cancer treatment center on several occasions I knew that some patients got very cold during treatments. After my father passed I felt the need to give back somehow so I started making shawls and hats for the patients.

When I took my box load of hats and shawls to the local cancer center they were very excited. So, I continue to do it.

While the yarn above may look too fancy to use it works pretty well but any lightweight yarn will do.

Giving doesn’t have to be expensive. I buy new yarn but I also pick it up at yard sales, auctions and flea markets. As long as the yarn is clean…it’s useable.

The real lesson is if you give of yourself, everyone benefits.

Have a great day.