We had our April Charity Crafting night last week at the Oak Park Main Library.. Audrey had a great idea to post our event on Meetup.com and we attracted several new members to our group. All together we had 8 women of all ages come together to craft for charity. We had 1 loom knitter and 3 crocheters working on preemie hats for the University of Chicago Hospitals and The Precious Preemie Project. We had another 4 women working on sewing pillow cases for ConKerr Cancer. It was so fun to have such a diverse group of women come together to craft for charity. The experience level ranged from beginner to experts. It was a joy to see everyone helping each other out and it seems as though everyone got along wonderfully. I’m looking forward to our next Charity Night and if you are in the Chicago area, we would love for you to join us too!
Thank you to all the wonderful crafters that have made so many of these beautiful gifts for projects all across the country. To date, we have almost 1450 committed donations to 45 different projects. We have crafters from 28 states and Canada. I’m am speechless by the generosity and dedication of the crafting community.
Here are some beautiful gifts from crafters around the country.
“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.”
― Ben Carson
We are 5 months into Giving Artfully and over 800 gifts donated to 30 different projects. Thank you so much to a gracious and dedicated crafting community. We wanted to take this chance to showcase some of these amazing gifts.
Don’t forget to visit www.givingartfully.com to find a charity crafting project for you! We still have over 50 projects with over 4300 needs. You can just submit a donor form online or join us for our May/June 2013 Craft-Along.
“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
― Mother Teresa
Since we launched Giving Artfully late last year, we have been blown away by the generosity of the crafting community. Knowing that time is often are greatest asset, I am truly grateful to the many people I have met thru Giving Artfully that haven taken the time to make these beautiful items.
I plan to weekly share some pictures of the amazing items made by the Giving Artfully Community.