I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful fall weather. It’s finally cooling off here in Ohio and I am loving it! I think this might be my favorite time of year….beautiful leaves, sweatshirts, bonfires, football games! It’s also the perfect weather for crochet, knitting, or quilting!!
First off, I am so proud to have such a wonderful group of volunteers. I made some awesome deliveries today and I couldn’t do it without all of you! I attempted to deliver 10 binkies and 6 pairs of baby booties to Heartbeats but they were closed. I’ll be going there again on Monday as they are closed on Fridays. I also delivered 17 binkies to Gracehaven House. Now, this is the wonderful agency that is helping the teen girls who have been victims of sex trafficking. I have already received a ton of blankets for them and I know some of you are working on more. That’s great and keep up the good work! My contact told me that they can use anything we are able to offer.
Finally, I made a big delivery to a new recipient. I’ve discovered a foster care agency locally that needs our help. Their name is House of New Hope and they would like anything at all that we want to give them. I found out that they have approximately 110 children in care right now. This is where my next plea comes in!! :) I would absolutely love if we would be able to provide each child in their agency with a binky of their own for Christmas. I know it’s a huge undertaking but I figure we should dream big! Today, I delivered 35 binkies as well as 89 hats. That leaves 75 binkies that I’d need for them by about the middle of December. They have children of all ages…birth to 21 and both sexes. In general, I’d say it would be best if the binkies could be at least 45x60 to cover most ages. Of course, some smaller ones would be fine and any bigger ones would be awesome.
Now, I would like for you all to really think about helping me to meet this goal. For the ones of you that are working on binkies for Gracehaven House, if you want to use those binkies for House of New Hope instead that would be great. Of course, if you’d rather them still go to Gracehaven that is alright too. Just be sure to let me know when you send me anything. Also, if you have any ideas of other items you’d like to make for the foster children at House of New Hope – maybe toys, hats, mittens/gloves, scarves, slippers and so on – that is great too! I’d love to hear any of your ideas. If any of you have access to quilt/knit/crochet guilds or church groups that might want to help us meet the goal that would be great too.
As always, I’d love to hear your input and any questions any of you have. Thanks again! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of you!!!