Knitters and crocheters are known for their kind, giving ways. We’re always ready to help. Dabbing tears with that spare skein, untangling a mess, even lending a much needed stitch marker. We’re a charitable bunch in general.
I’ve recently learned of a serious need you can really wrap your yarn around and cozy up to.
Comfort Dolls for Swaziland Africa
A welcome message from Leanne:
I will be traveling to Swaziland, Africa in July 2012 for the second time, with a wonderful organization called Heart For Africa. The first time I went to Swaziland and handed out Beanies/Caps to the vulnerable children there. This time, I’ll get to pass out knitted and crocheted Comfort Dolls and a pair of TOMS shoes to the deserving and grateful children there. Would love to have you join the cause.
The need is great, and Heart for Africa is hoping to receive 10,500 of these dolls from knitters and crocheters like you.
My first project of the New Year will be to stash bust my scraps into a little comfort for precious children. Children who are orphans – to which poverty, sickness and hunger is a daily reality. If you can even make one of these cute little friends to brighten a child’s life, we hope you’ll knit or crochet along with us to fill Leanne’s suitcases!
Thank you, Crafty Friends! Joy of the Season to you all. ♥