If you ever wondered whether shelters really want the comfort scarves, etc. we make for them, when you read the letter of appreciation below you won't wonder any more.
Dear Ms. Borden and the Handmade Especially for you Crew;
I was working late – I’m always working late, when your generous gift, eight baby items, arrived. What a wonderful way to end my work day.
On behalf of the clients of Humboldt Domestic Violence Services (HDVS), I wanted to personally thank you for your kindness and generosity to survivors and their children. Just yesterday a woman was looking through some of the beautiful handmade scarfs and hats you sent – she was so excited to be able to pick out a color just right for her and know that it was made with her in mind . . . a “new” crafted item is so important to woman, especially those who come to HDVS with nothing more than the clothes they are wearing. She was thrilled when I told her that her gift was made by other women who care and understand why she was here. She told me it was the best gift she had received in quite some time and she would cherish it always.
Right now we have several babies at our shelter so the baby items will be distributed and well used. Your willingness to create these wonderful items truly makes a differences in the lives of survivors and their children. Your gift helps to give survivors back their voices by making them feel valued. Thank you for being role models in your community and supporting positive awareness about survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence.
Humboldt Domestic Violence Services