Believe it or not, Monday we were still shipping comfort scarves to shelters for Mother’s Day. We shipped 500 scarves to two new (to us) shelters in Orange County. That brings the total scarves shipped for Mother’s Day up to 2,250!!!! Wow. To think we had so many scarves available, made, tagged and wrapped, that at the drop of a hat, all we had to do was put them in boxes for UPS to pick up. Now that makes me HAPPY!
Like the earlier shipping, the individual shelters expressed gratitude at our offer of comfort scarves. Here’s an example. Jessica Arevalo, Community Affairs Associate at PATH Orange County, replied this way: “We would LOVE to receive comfort scarves for our women clients as we are actually planning a self-love, self-care day this month, so the timing is perfect!! 250 is the amount of scarves to send. . . .”
Supporting a self-love day is new for Handmade, but good. I felt chills when I read her note. Honestly, we who have so much just cannot imagine what our gift of comfort scarves means to the women who receive them. If you didn’t give yourself a pat on the back last week (or the week before) for the good work you do lifting the self-esteem of abused women who have sought the protection of a shelter, do it right now. Do it anyway, even if you did it last week and the week before. Your contribution is valuable.
Thank you letters are starting to arrive. Ann has scanned a few and posted them on our website: https://www.handmadeespecially.org/thankyouresponses.html Take a look. You’ll like what you see. After Mother’s Day, I’ll share more notes from shelters, and even some from the women themselves.
Keep your needles clicking!