Hello, Sweeties! <3
For me, one of the very best things about creating and crafting has always been passing what I make on to someone else. It is incredibly rewarding to know that someone else is enjoying what I have made! I just love it <3
Today, I want to share an opportunity we have as crafters to make a tangible, positive impact in another person’s life, when they desperately need it. And all we have to do is Knit, Crochet, or Sew.
“Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep” is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization that provides remembrance photography, care packages, and support to families suffering the devastating pain of infant loss. The care packages include things like a teddy bear, mommy and child bracelet set, support group information, and many other helpful items and info. And here’s the part where we can help: each care package contains a handmade hat and blanket. NILMDTS receives blanket and hat donations from crafters all over the country, but they recently posted on their official Facebook page that they need 300 blankets for their care packages; so grab your knitting needles, crochet hooks, and sewing machines, and let’s GET TO WORK! 😀 (For exact info on size and color specifications, follow this link.)
As someone who has witnessed first-hand the immense pain and trauma when parents lose a beloved child, I would be honored and humbled to provide any means of comfort to others who are suffering this pain. When my sister and her husband lost their son (my sweet nephew), they were able to take home the baby blankets that were used in his hospital bed; they will cherish them forever (to learn more about my sweet nephew, check out Lincoln’s Hope).
I hope you will consider donating your crafting skills and talents to this very worthy cause; if you do, I’d love to see a picture, so please share!! Also, if you want, you can make your donations in memory of someone you have lost; I will be donating blankets in memory of my nephew. <3
That’s all for now; until next time!
P.S. Since starting this post, I have finished the blanket pictured above, plus two more! I’ll post some more pics soon!)