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  • Comfort Afghans: Crafting for a Women's Shelter

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In light of this, I wanted to share the story of the Needlework Group at Valencia Palms that recently contacted me looking for yarn to create afghans that will be donated to the shelter at Women in Distress in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. After researching the organization, I was motivated to send this group a yarn donation for such a worthy cause. Women in Distress of Broward County has a simple yet powerful mission, “To stop domestic violence abuse for everyone through intervention, education and advocacy.” The Needlework Group does their part by donating afghans to the emergency shelter. These blankets are placed on the beds before women arrive letting them know there are people who care about them. When the women are ready to leave, they can take the afghan with them.

    women in distress

    I would like to personally thank the members of the Needlework Group at Valencia Palms for the work that they do and send my support to the women rising from unthinkable conditions and bettering their lives with help from the Women in Distress Organization.

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  • Charity Crafting For Animals: Comfort for Critters

    Are you an animal lover that knits and/or crochets? If you are and have been looking for a way you can combine your loves and do a little good then you may be interested in Comfort for Critters.

    This volunteer-run organization makes and distributes handmade blankets to shelter pets throughout the US. Currently, they are teamed up with over 200 shelters with options in every state. The goal is to provide pets a blanket for comfort as they await their forever homes. When they are adopted their blanket travels with them to their forever home giving them something familiar and secure in a new environment.

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  • Yarn Heroes: Cassie May!


    Giving back and being a "do-gooder" - an interview with Cassie May of Little Red Window

    Happy Thanksgiving, fiber fans! This giving season, we are very thankful to the untold thousands (millions?) of charity crafters across the country making comforting items for those in need. We're especially thankful that Yarn Heroes has helped us find and reach some of those people, as well as give us a chance to show off our favorite bloggers! This Thursday, we're talking to Cassie May of Little Red Window. Cassie is best known for her unbelievably creative baby hats! So when it came time to "suit up" as a Yarn Hero, Cassie let her daughter "Super V!" have the spotlight. Have you ever seen a more adorable super hero?

    Show Us Your Moral Fiber - A Charity Campaign Slogan

    LB: Cassie - you design possibly the cutest baby hats on planet Earth. We were SO grateful that you decided to join Yarn Heroes and use your influence and creativity to make a more giving world. Can you tell us a little bit about why you got involved?

    Little Red Window: I think the wonderful thing about knitters is that we all do it because we love it and I really believe you can feel that love in each stitch. Sure, we could buy hats or scarves or mittens and donate them to people in need, but I think that the people who receive our donations appreciate handmade items. They can feel the love we put in and they understand the time and attention that went into making something by hand. And they know that someone really cares about them.

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