Sunday, June 2, 2019

FLUFF Project 2019

Wanted to take a minute to share a recent article with you all that highlights the need for the collection of stuffed friends, that we do through the FLUFF Project. Find the article HERE

We are fast approaching 2.500 stuffed friends delivered to date! There is no way that would have been possible without the help and generosity of people like YOU! 
Thank you! 💗💗💗 

We will be making another delivery soon, so if you would like to participate, you can learn more on the FLUFF Project tab above or by clicking here
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

FLUFF PROJECT - Continued Giving!

Hi Friends!
A short message to let you know that the #FluffProject continues to provide Hope, Hugs & Healing through the gift of stuffed friends to children in Foster Care.


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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

FLUFF Project Delivery SOON!


A brief update and reminder.....
FLUFF Project delivery soon! Waiting on date from Juvenile Court since it is such a large delivery! Stay connected and see photos on Instagram, @hopefulthreads

More soon....
Kristy

Saturday, April 22, 2017

FLUFF Project - Collection Target Date Moved AHEAD

Hello All!
I wanted to let you know that I have moved the target date for our current Fluff Project collection to June 1, 2017. We have had several unexpected (and some expected!) things that have delayed my sewing time and I don't have near the stuffed friends finished for delivery that I have cut and in the sewing process. 
Bunnies - Find this FREE PATTERN here!

Elephants - Find this FREE PATTERN here!
Pups - Find this FREE PATTERN here!
We are also hopeful that this extra time will allow more of you to participate as well, and help us reach our goal of the biggest single delivery to date of 500 stuffed friends for children in foster care! Can you help us???

We currently have around 200 friends ready for delivery, so we could use quite a few more to reach our goal! Here's some specific ideas of how you can help....
  • Sew, Crochet, Knit, Hand-make a new stuffed friend!
  • Spread the word about our #fluffproject collection, locally and through social media. There are share options at the bottom of this message to make it even easier for you!
  • Watch for SALES! I've found adorable and very inexpensive stuffed friends to purchase for our collection following holidays like Valentine's and Easter. Keep watch for these opportunities to boost the number of items able to give without busting the budget! 
  • Get your GROUP involved! This is a fun and easy outreach opportunity to include family, friends, church, scout and other group organizations. 
  • SHIP BY JUNE 1, 2017
Other specifics about this collection can be found HERE.
Further details about the FLUFF Project and how & why it got started can be found here
Join Us!
Help spread Hope, Hugs & Healing to kids facing a difficult time!
Kristy

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Send the FLUFF!!!

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Hello Friends!
We have spent the past week fighting off a very nasty virus. We are slowly.....but VERY thankfully, coming out of it. 

I have so much I can't wait to update on as we get back in the swing. But just wanted to say.....yes! PLEASE keep sending the FLUFF for our big collection goal! The sickness delayed my sewing and so is pushing back delivery, so you still have time to have your stuffed friends included!
Thanks and hope you have a great week!
Kristy

Monday, March 20, 2017

FLUFF Project Collection Update! 3/17

Just wanted to post a quick update to share with you all that our current count of stuffed friends donated for our upcoming #FLUFFproject delivery is at 115!!!
We are super excited for your amazing support and contributions towards this very special project! Thank you! 
There's still time to be part of this collection for our outreach to provide stuffed friends for children in foster and help us with our
BIGGEST DELIVERY TO DATE of 500 stuffed friends!

Hope you all are having a wonderful 1st day of SPRING!
#SewToShare
Kristy

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

FLUFF Project - New Mascot, Logo and HUGE collection!!!

I mentioned in my last post that we had a new "face" for the FLUFF Project. I've been about to BURST to share him with you!!!! So, without further delay, say hello to Finn!
Finn is the fluffy, friendly face that has been carefully and specifically created to represent the FLUFF Project! I couldn't love him any more than I already do and I'm so very grateful to my incredibly talented and giving friend Samantha, who brought him to life! 
Thank you! 💗

I will begin updating all FLUFF Project information with this new logo, and welcome you to share as well! Finn will adorn all of our outreach information, donations and become an image recognized for Hope, Hugs & Healing. Did I mention how much I love him???

Additionally, this year marks a BIG anniversary to celebrate! This April marks the beginning of our 5th year of collecting stuffed friends for children in foster care! It truly doesn't seem possible. We held our first collection as one of our Monthly Projects in April 2013. April is also the month when our family began our journey into foster care 7 years ago. And, April marks the 5th year since our first adoption through foster care too. April is a very special month!

Will you help us celebrate???
I would LOVE to host our biggest collection and delivery to date! I would LOVE to show up with a delivery of 500+ stuffed friends! I've been collecting for the past couple of months with this in mind, so we already have a great start! I've also been cutting stuffed friend patterns like a crazy woman, to begin sewing this month. 

So here are the basics....
FLUFF Project - April 2017 Details
  • NEW items only. First, because these children deserve no less. Second, this may be the one and only personal item they have that they feel is all theirs at this time....let's make it a good one! Additionally, used stuffed toys can cause issues for our children with allergies and sensitivities. Thank you for understanding!
  • Any type (sewn, knit/crochet, store bought) of stuffed animal or doll is welcome. Please just refrain from any designs that could potentially be scary or offensive. 
  • All ages included. Children in the foster care system range in age from Newborn - 18 years old, that's a broad audience to create for, so lots of possibilities...and everyone can use a special friend! 
  • HAVE FUN!!!😊
Items should be shipped by April 15th....thought that it being "tax day" it would be a memorable date to keep in mind! lol! This will also allow me to have them delivered by the end of April.
You can drop off or ship donations to the following address:
Kristy Smith
c/o Echelon Florist
1260 Rocky Hill Road
Knoxville, TN 37919
**business address provided to prevent any packages from being left unattended. 

If you are looking for inspiration for handmade donations, be sure and check out my "Stuffed Friends" board on Pinterest HERE.
It's bursting with ideas!

I will also post progress updates and donations received throughout, on my Facebook and Instagram pages, so you can follow along. I'm super excited to share this with you and look forward to all the HOPE, HUGS & HEALING our stuffed friends will bring to the children who receive them. Thank you for being a part! 

#SewToShare & spread the word with me!
Kristy
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