I genuinely feel that anyone who can should contribute to charity in any way that they can. For a person who crochets or knits, this means you can help make someone’s day a little brighter. This could be in the form of crocheting for animal shelters (pet beds, sweaters, toys, etc), homeless shelters (scarves, hats, mittens, afghans, etc), nursing homes (walker/wheelchair bags, lap throws, hats, etc), hospitals (scarves, toys, premie clothes, baby blankets, etc) …. the list goes on and on.
One program that you may not know about is the Special Olympics Scarf Project. The donated scarves are to be created out of very specific yarn colors and similar dimension. The colors this year are Red Heart Super Saver Blue and Red Heart Super Saver Turqua.
I will be donating some scarves to this year’s project. I am making them in honor of two people: my cousin Mikey and my childhood friend Lee Ann.
I encourage all who can to visit the website, find a state to sponsor, and pledge at least one scarf. You do not have to be an expert – a simple scarf pattern will do. Each state has a different deadline and number of scarves needed. If your state’s deadline has passed or they have received all the scarves they need, please find another state and donate to those athletes. Remember – the scarves are about unity – it doesn’t matter what state you donate to… just donate.
Here are some links:
The official website: http://www.scarvesforspecialolympics.org/states
The project blog: http://scarvesforspecialolympics.wordpress.com/
The project FB page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scarves-For-Special-Olympics/311814935551