I’ve received a request for binkies and want to do this as a special project. There is a new shelter opening in Central Ohio for girls that have been victimized by domestic minor sex trafficking rings. Unfortunately, this horrible crime has become a problem here in Ohio and many teen and young adult women have been affected. Gracehaven is a new shelter opening to help some of the victims to regain their lives. The shelter will be opening in January 2011 and will be able to house up to 10 girls at a time. Here is a link to their website if you’d like to read more about them … http://www.gracehavenhouse.org.
I would love to furnish Gracehaven with at least 10 high quality binkies, possibly even 15. Because they are a long term rehabilitation facility, there will not be a constant need for binkies. Just this one time bigger supply and possibly others as the girls move on and new ones arrive. I’d like to have these specific binkies in my possession by December 15 to give me time to deliver them to Gracehaven before their opening in January.
The size needed would be lap size quilts or larger. I’m thinking at least 45 X 60 but really as big as you want to make. Please make them in “girl” colors as all residents will be female. Quilts or knit/crochet afghans would be perfect! I think it will be wonderful to provide these girls with some special binkies that are beautiful and cozy. Maybe having a cuddly quilt or afghan to curl up with will help them move on from all the tragedy they’ve experienced.
If anyone has any questions or concerns, please let me know. I appreciate all of your help and know that we can easily meet or exceed my goal of 10-15 binkies for the girls of Gracehaven!