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Saturday, November 19, 2011

2011 update

Well, 2011 has been a productive year for Handmade Hope!  The tally is in, and as of 11/18/2011, we have made and distributed 1778 hats, 12 fleece blankets, 48 lap robes, and 5 prayer shawls to local cancer centers, hospitals, and nursing homes.  

We've gotten countless emails and notes from patients and providers thanking us for what we do.  It is truly heartwarming; however, it's a bittersweet experience, as many of our own group members and/or close family members are currently battling cancer as well.

This may sound like a cliche but I know it's true for all of us: We hold every one of these patients; friends, family, and strangers alike; close to our hearts and send them love. I personally count my blessings every day that I am healthy and happy, and also that we have found a way provide some love and comfort to those who are not as fortunate right now.

On a lighter note - I found a few super fun cute patterns to share:

For some fun right in time for Thanksgiving, check out this link:
How cute is that little turkey hat?!?

Or maybe some adorable elf hats for Christmas?

Thanks again to everyone who has made this such an amazing year.   I am so proud and so thankful for every single person that has taken up the call to help.

Have a blessed holiday season everyone...and keep crafting!

--Kristie <3

Thursday, February 10, 2011

New Mailing Address

There is a new mailing address for those wishing to send their submissions through the mail.  As I have moved out of Western PA and am now residing in Nashville, my mother will be taking over collection and distribution for Handmade Hope.  (Yay Mom!!)

The new submission address is:
Handmade Hope of Western PA
150 Leasureville Road
Sarver, PA 16055

Again, thank you all so much for your participation!  I continue to be touched and inspired by everyone's love and generosity.