Saturday, March 5, 2011

Do you Crochet???

I haven't mastered the crochet needle yet, although I do find it most relaxing. And crocheting is one of those things you can really do just about anywhere....why I need to get with it and L.E.A.R.N. so my fidgety little hands always have something fun and creative to do!

Well, anyway....I just learned about a new organization I wanted to share in case some of you do indeed crochet. (and if you don't crochet, it's a great place to buy handmade gifts and help another at the same time! Love those kind of win/wins!) It's called Hats for Hunger. You're gonna love this!
From the website...

"Hats for Hunger was founded in 2008 by Andrew Castle when he was 9 years old.  If a 9 year old can help fight hunger, so can you.  Hats make great gifts...
In 2008, Andrew, his little brother Charlie, and their mom knit all of the hats.  Hats for Hunger raised $1,500 that year.  In 2010, over 80 volunteer knitters helped us raise $5,000 and our goal for 2011 is $10,000.  That’s a lot of hats to knit and sell!"
(Why they could use help!!!)

Now, the way this helps fight hunger is the funds that are raised are then sent to Heifer International

From Heifer International...

"Heifer is different. Heifer works.
Heifer International is a global nonprofit with a proven solution to ending hunger and poverty in a sustainable way. Heifer helps empower millions of families to lift them out of poverty and hunger to self-reliance through gifts of livestock, seeds and trees and extensive training, which provide a multiplying source of food and income. 

Heifer's mission to end hunger
Heifer envisions… A world of communities living together in peace and equitably sharing the resources of a healthy planet.
Heifer’s mission is… To work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.
Heifer's strategy is… To Pass on the Gift. As people share their animals’ offspring with others–along with their knowledge, resources and skills–an expanding network of hope, dignity and self-reliance is created that reaches around the globe.
Heifer’s history... This simple idea of giving families a source of food rather than short-term relief–a cow not a cup–caught on and has continued for more than 65 years. Today, millions of families have been given gifts of self-reliance and hope."

Doesn't that sound like something worth being a part of??? I sure think so! AND, if you are looking for FREE CROCHET HAT PATTERNS.....there is this super generous blogging mama that shares many free ones like these OH SO STINKIN' CUTE SESAME STREET ONES!!! These TOTALLY make me want to learn!!!

You can check out the details of how to make them here
And make sure and tell her THANKS for sharing! ;)
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