Monday, August 10, 2009

Service Projects: Craft Hope

Some days I don't leave the house. And my service involves not killing the kid or the puppies. (Which is a VALUABLE service, I know, but still.) Here is one of the great service projects that I love taking part in.

Craft Hope Spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a time

Craft Hope is an amazing labor of love. From their website:

"Craft Hope is a faith-based, love inspired project designed to share handmade crafts with those less fortunate. It is our hope to combine our love for crafting and desire to help others into a project to make a difference around the world."

Currently their project is to make sock monkeys for the sweet preschoolers at the Little Heroes Burn Camp. Sock monkeys are super easy and fun to make--I have made them by hand, and on the sewing machine. (The sewing machine is quicker, but by hand means you get to sit down for a full hour-long TV show.) Any kind of socks are welcome--so clean out your lost sock basket and make some monkeys. And know that you are making a difference, even when you are still in your PJs. And leave a comment and be entered to win.

(I think the first drawing will be when we have 33 comments. Because that is how old I am. So, the more you serve, the more you get a chance to win some movie tickets!)


  1. Well this ended up serving me in the end, but I cleaned up and hosted relatives from Australia for a fun evening of catching up.

    Also I lent some clothes to my sister (ones I haven't fit into yet) for a job interview today. It's the little things, right?

  2. Little things all the way! Today I took my favorite teenager (who is almost out of her teens!) to lunch. Which was a reward for me. And then I worked on my quilt. So not as much service today...

  3. I'm so, so new to the mommy thing that I sometimes wonder if changing diapers and cuddling a crying baby actually counts as service. Isn't it just part of the job? And then I feel like I don't do much service at all.

    But today I decided to do a little something for OtherHalf, who leaves for work every day before dawn without complaint. So I baked muffins from scratch that he can grab for breakfast, and I stayed up late (here I am) to get them done and cooled and packaged for grabbing in the morning. I think that counts, no?

  4. I think that comforting and changing and cuddling are very real parts of service. I know that your baby needs you, and that you absolutely have a choice as to what you COULD be doing, so I say it counts. Good.


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