|Our distributor sent us this photo|
of heroes enjoying our wares.
I have told you about my love for knitting hats earlier this week so it seemed like a natural progression that I would donate all of them through a charity. December of 2008 is when I started to work. I found military guidelines and a distributor so I set to work. I created a cause on Facebook and just began knitting with the hopes that others would join in - and boy did they. We were even featured in an article for the online crafting magazine, KnitchMagazine.com - that was so exciting for us!
We grew to over 600 members and we were averaging almost 300 hats a month. I then worked to get permission to send to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center to show our wounded heroes how much we cared. After almost a year of red tape and paperwork, I was given the go ahead! We expanded our work to included afghans and amputee covers.
|One day's worth of donations|
We were just a group of everyday men and women who simply wanted to show our boys and girls in the Armed Forces how much we appreciate all that they do for us on a daily basis. I know that we will be able to show that appreciation again... hopefully, one day soon.