By Leslye's Blog | November 15, 2022 at 08:35 PM EST | No Comments
We shipped last Tuesday and this Tuesday to finish all the end of year Holiday Shipping.
Last Tuesday, we were afraid it would rain, but luckily the rain stopped in the morning, however just in case it started up again, we stored the finished boxes with your beautiful wrapped scarves in my garage. We shipped 1,545 scarves, 125 hats, and 77 baby items to 34 shelters!
And, this Tuesday, we shipped 1,770 scarves, 100 hats, and 27 baby items to 9 shelters! The new large shipping boxes held 100 scarves each and these 9 shelters all ordered scarves in multiples of 100. We went from filling one box to filling the next, until we were done.
We couldn't have done this without all that you do when we're not shipping. Thank you so much. I felt like you were all with us (in spirit), all of you box openers, yarn measures, kit winders, scarf makers, scarf fixers, and scarf wrappers. Thank you so much, each and every one of you. You're a terrific team. You really make things happen, and that's how we had such a great day shipping.
As usual, we have to keep our needles clicking to have enough scarves for January and the new year. After today's shipping, our inventory of finished scarves is severely depleted, in a way, just what we hoped for. Now we have to turn our attention to collecting more scarves. We have a good number waiting to be wrapped. But, we need to knit/crochet a lot more.
Handmade’s mission is to help abused women who have escaped their abusive environment and sought the protection of a shelter. Evidently, no matter how many comfort scarves we make and distribute (167,190 comfort scarves since the end of 2008 when we started; 12,180 so far this year; 15,610 hats since we started; 1,335 so far this year; 3,999 baby items since we started; 299 so far this year), there still are plenty of women and children who need the comfort of our scarves and hats. Thanks for all you do to help these vulnerable members of society. KEEP YOUR NEEDLES CLICKING!!!