Thanks to YOU, today Handmade shipped 1,750 comfort scarves to 50 shelters for abused women. Wow! And UPS has already picked up all the boxes. It was a huge stack of boxes.
We know our comfort scarves make a difference to the women who receive them. We just heard from Carla Charraga, Deputy Director of the Siskiyou Domestic Violence & Crisis Center about the impact of last year’s scarves. Here’s what she wrote:
Your scarves that you donated to us were really helpful to our shelter clients this past winter as many of them leave without any clothing items or personal things. The scarves helped provide a little bit of sunshine and warmth. They provided hope and a glimmer of light knowing that other people care about them and are thinking of them. It helps them find their self-esteem in their road back to “recovery” and becoming a survivor.
Her words are inspirational to me. They motivate me to knit more scarves, to encourage you to knit more scarves, donate more yarn, continue working hard for Handmade. I feel, because we have so much, we are obliged to support these women who have so little. Especially because we hear time after time, that our scarves mean so much to them.
Today we began our autumn shipping with a bang—1,750 scarves is a huge amount. We hope to deliver 5,000 in this season, which means we have 3,250 scarves to go. We don’t have that many scarves right now, but I’m counting on you to make sure we have them to ship to our shelters in time for their holiday parties.
If you have scarves waiting for their finishing touches, weaving in the loose ends, etc. please finish them and sent them to:
Handmade Especially for You c/o Leslye Borden
30065 Grandpoint Lane
Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275
Thanks for all you have done, and thanks in advance for all will contribute.