Sunday, December 4, 2011
I just wanted to let everyone know that I am still here, just been very busy, with a heavy course load in college, an eight year old son, and of course the holidays. Not to mention that I have had Shingles. My focus is and will always be charity work, I hope to be able to do more during our Winter break, which is only a month. And in that time I will be helping my mother and her favorite charity Gods Tiny Angels. We will be making baby cocoon's, or sleep sacks, hats , and blankets. Unfortunately they are homeless too and Charity knows no boundaries. So in closing I hope that everyone continues to give freely and openly to their favorite charities. I also hope to be able to update my blog with pictures after next week. Wish me luck to keep my 3.25 GPA. LOL
Monday, October 24, 2011
We have a box I am sending out in the morning to the Bridge and Beyond, It has 50 hats and some travel containers so people can carry around some necessities if they choose. This picture is of 29 scarves mostly double strand crocheted, some single strand. 5 double strand hats and a pair of booties. Its just a start and as soon as they are washed they will be on their way as well. I know many will stay a little bit warmer, and hopefully know in their hearts that someone does care. Just an update......I approached My college's Social Work student council about collecting food and items for the homeless. There is a City Mission in Huntington, West Virginia that my mother and I also try to help and I pleaded with them that since it is getting colder outside, if we can help the mission with food items and possibly socks, gloves, and hats. More will stay warmer as the mission doesn't have room for all and some are on the streets. From what I understand we will begin collecting non-perishable food items in November first of December. I am excited to see others willing to help as well. The great thing is they are not just considering helping during the holidays but in January and February when others forget about doing good. It makes me proud to be a member of the college. I will be crocheting more scarves and saving my money for more hats. Please keep active in your area and if you can, help other areas too. In these times with so many losing their jobs we need to remember that it could be our family out there on the street. If you can't crochet, donate money, food, socks, anything others need to stay warm. I also again want to apologize for not posting as often as I should but, being a single parent, and going back to school, is a hard undertaking at 39. I know I just told my age, LOL. Oh well. I am honored to be able to help others in any way possible and hope to continue, and to keep encouraging others to do so as well.
Friday, September 30, 2011
To all of my loyal followers I want to apologize for not posting in such a long time, but college after 21 years of being out of school has been challenging. LOL. I am still working on scarves and hats, although I find it much easier to buy hats then to make them. I found a deal and got 50 of them for $0.75 each. If you crochet or knit, or loom you know you can't make them that cheap. As mentioned in one of my comments, research shows that 1/3 of our homeless are veterans, or the mentally challenged. and another 1/3 are children. Now that we have the computer fixed and the camera hooked up again, I will be posting some pictures. Forgive me for the long pause in posts. My mission is still on and I have not wavered. If you have a passion for helping remember the ones out there that have fallen on bad times, and know they are not all asking for a handout, JUST A HAND UP!!!!!!!!!!! I will extend my hand, will you?
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I have started college since my last posting, and I am enjoying it tremendously. And in the learning process I have adapted some new information on homelessness that I would like to share. Did you know there are an estimated 3.5 Million people in America that are homeless. 1.3 Million of those are children. Those facts alone are enough to upset a person. We can't clothe them all but we can try our best to keep our personal missions in check. And my mission is to not only put clothes on their backs and scarfs around their necks, and etc. I am now on a mission to educate others. My family and I suffered one of the worst flu's I think I have ever had recently, and going through that with my mom and my son, made me so thankful for all that we have. $5.00 will buy you a value meal at most any fast food joint, But that same $5.00 will also buy a bag of socks. Lets think people. If each person would give one dollar to a worthy cause, How much money could we raise to help the needy? Just something to think about. Thank you also to those who take the time to read my blog and who support a charity of any kind.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
I can't post new pictures as of yet because one computer died and the other is not the best, but I have not forgotten.. The Today show had a man on this morning, "The man with the golden voice" I don't remember his name but he was homeless in Columbus Ohio and said he lived in several shelters throughout the past since 1993 and it just goes to show that all are in need of a hand sometime, and sometimes a hands up. I have 50 hats and almost as many scarves done and will be hopefully be delivering them Saturday morning to Huntington West Virginia, I have not forgotten my mission and will continue to work on it throughout the year. With my scraps out of my skeins we are making blankets in double strand and it is very heavy, hopefully I will be able to post a picture of it soon. Thoughts and Prayers and warm wishes to all who are helping someone in some way regardless of the charity. Just keep up the good work and know that you are appreciated. And I am very afraid that things will only get worse with the inclination of the economic situation. Be Happy and Be praised. God loves us all.