Saturday, January 16, 2010

Answering A Call

If you've ever wondered what you can do to "give back", take a look-see at Craft Hope. The work they do is really amazing. And inspiring.

In light of the recent devastation in Haiti, the Craft Hope Etsy shop will be donating 100% of its profits to the relief effort.

There are some very cool items being sold. You can feel good knowing that the proceeds from your purchase are going to help others and have a new little somethin'-somethin' for yourself.

Can't beat that.

You might also choose to use your talents for good works by donating something to the shop. Details are on the Craft Hope site.

I kicked around a few ideas and decided that I will donate a few sets of my coasters. I have the materials on-hand and I can finish them quickly. I hope to have them completed and ready to post by the end of this long weekend.

Along with helping the earthquake victims in Haiti, Craft Hope has announced Project #6.

I'm embarrassed to say that I have never participated in a Craft Hope project. I have had good intentions...but flaked out. Boo me.

But this project is very doable: a simple crochet or knit scarf. The color scheme is mostly red, but you have the freedom to jazz it up with some additional hues.

I can do that. In fact, I'm hoping to have two finished by the deadline.

I leave you this evening with these words...

"I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger, and you took me into your home..."