June 2022 -- Annie's Caring Crochet Kit Club is featuring Handmade to their club members and is shipping a Notes in the Garden Shawl kit to their customers. Handmade is already receiving many beautiful handmade crocheted shawls.
Visit their social media links and see the cover of the pattern they're sending to their customers.
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Bev's Country Cottage Neighborhood was founded by Bev Qualheim in 2017. It is an umbrella organization that helps members find charities that accept handmade, sewn, knit, and crocheted items. She supports charities around the world. She recently discovered Handmade Especially for You (Feb 2022) and featured us on her site. Since then, we have received a few very nice scarves from her makers. They are happy to be affiliated with her and very happy to find Handmade.
Bev is very enterprising and aggressive in wanting to help those who need it. She developed a knit and a crochet scarf pattern with all our specs for her members to make:
A new group of scarfers has joined our project. Students in the SAGE Magnet, Louis Armstrong Middle School, started a Crochet Club as part of the social service component of their curriculum. Last Saturday, May 21, 2022, Leslye (representing Handmade) attended their Year End Showcase, where the members presented Handmade with their three baskets of 25 comfort scarves.
Leslye said, "They were very proud of their contribution and I was very touched by their support of our scarf project. During my appreciation speech, I told the audience about our having shipped over 160,000 scarves. I wish you could have heard the roar of the applause. It actually took me by surprise, but it felt good. The director of the program, Joseph Porter, told me the next day that the kids and the audience were very impressed by Handmade’s achievements and that so many kids want to join the Crochet Club he thinks next year they will donate 10 baskets of scarves."
Knitting Circle of Mesa Verde United Methodist Church in Costa Mesa, CA
On April 9th, 2019, Judi and Lori delivered a large box of scarves their group knitted for Handmade. They stayed to help wrap scarves and they both marveled how beautiful and creative the scarves are that are donated to Handmade.
Here they are with Leslye showing the beautiful scarves their circle of knitters donated to Handmade.
The Redwoods Knitters enjoy being a part of Handmade Especially For You and love receiving our kits to knit since 2018.
Sarah from Redwoods Knitters says, "Thanks for all you do to facilitate our participation. Everyone enjoys the work and feels happy to be productive for such a good cause. It is fun to see what interesting combinations of colors and textures your volunteers create in the kits. We are all over 80 years old and still love to be useful."
Here are some photos of them with the scarves they've donated to us.
Rosemary, Ellie, Jean and Elisabeth
Hector and Sarah
Rosemary, Hector, Elizabeth, Sarah and Ellie
Hector, Anita, Sarah, Ellie, Jean and Elizabeth
Knit Wits of Long Beach
Coralee de Dubovay (email@example.com) and Mary Griley (firstname.lastname@example.org) lead this small group of knitters in Long Beach. They pick up our magic ball kits and deliver back beautiful comfort scarves.
Bonita Friends of Handmade Especially for You
Located in Bonita CA, this small group of devoted knitters makes comfort scarves from Magic Balls and from their own stash. Handmade sends them kits every other week. They mail the finished scarves back to us for general distribution to all our shelters. Lonna Webster (email@example.com) leads the group.
In support of Handmade, Fred Yoshiwa (firstname.lastname@example.org), head of the charity committee, makes comfort scarves which they deliver on occasion to Interval House Crisis Shelters & Centers for Victims of Domestic Violence in Long Beach.
Led by Carmen Sipple (CARMENBABY@msn.com), this Torrance based group uses their own yarn to knit hats and scarves for Handmade.
In support of Handmade's distribution of scarves to shelters for abused women in the San Diego area, Eileen Adler (email@example.com), head of charity work, donates knitted comfort scarves and hats directly to two shelters for abused. When her group has extra scarves, she gives them to Handmade’s San Diego affiliate.
This service organization provides handmade items to Rainbow Services; one of the Domestic Violence agencies Handmade supports. They also provide handmade items to Casa de Los Angelitos- a shelter for pregnant women in crisis; Harbor Interfaith Services - assistance to homeless individuals and working poor families; Northeast Community Clinic - for low income women and children; and Cheer for Children - supports physically-challenged children, families in need, and the children's ward at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; as well as the VA Hospitals in Long Beach and West L.A.
Handmade Especially For You is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation (EIN: 26-3529292) 30065 Grandpoint Lane, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 ♥ (310) 547-3673 / firstname.lastname@example.org