If you weren’t here on Thursday when we had our October wrapping and shipping session, we packed up 650 comfort scarves for 10 shelters (we ship to most of our shelters quarterly; only 10 receive monthly deliveries). That brings our yearly total up to 7,650 scarves; 87,650 shipped since we began at the end of 2008. Give yourselves a big pat on the back. This is a tremendous accomplishment. Thank you all so much for the part you played in this.
On Wednesday, Steve Lopez, columnist at the LA Times, wrote a story about the good work of Lucy Garabedian Abdelradly, who for 35 years has worked at Hillsides, a non-profit charity that houses and counsels children removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.
I read the article and was very moved by it. I think you will be too. Here’s the link if you want to read it: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-1019-lopez-lucy--20161018-snap-story.html So I did what you might expect me to do and called them up. I offered our comfort scarves, which they are very happy to receive, both for their residential program (for kids 8-18) and for Youth Moving On, their non-residential program for young adults 18-27. We’ll pack the boxes on Monday or Tuesday.
We are so lucky to have plenty of comfort scarves so we can fulfill this need. Another opportunity to give yourselves a big pat on the back.
Thanks so much for all you do to support Handmade Especially for You.
Have a great weekend. Stay cool! Don’t you think that it’s very ironic that both our September and October shipping days were hot, hot, hot (in temperature). This illustrates that comfort scarves really warm the spirits not necessarily the bodies of their recipients.