Crafty Volunteers is born

“Individuals helping their community one stitch at a time”

While I’ve continued knit knockers, some of the other wonderful ladies that knit with me have started sewing items for the Cancer Society because they asked if our little group could help with a supply shortage. At the same time, I’ve been connecting with new people (primarily friends of friends on Facebook) who are keen crafters, and who make items for the hospital or other organisations. There are so many clever people out there who knit, crochet and sew – I wish I had a fraction talent that these people have.

Over the last few days I’ve blogged about 3 things that I’ve been thinking about for a number of weeks:

  1. That people are good, and they want to help
  2. That charity organisations need products that people can make
  3. That there can be a supply disjoint

I haven’t been able to shake the idea that we somehow need to bring together the people that love making stuff, with the organisations that need stuff. I’ve been pondering over how we can coordinate this union while addressing the supply and demand issue. My concern was that I didn’t want to take away from the fantastic efforts of the various sewing and knitting groups, and their contributions to their chosen causes, but rather somehow complement them.

Easily designed logo
Easily designed logo

After discussing my idea with a few people, the name “Crafty Volunteers” popped into my head, along with the by-line “Individuals helping their community one stitch at a time”. As luck would have it http://www.craftyvolunteers.com was available, and even though I’m still formulating how this community of crafters might work, I decided to just get started…

So far at least, it’s been pretty straight forward. With a simply made logo/banner, a basic website/blog and a Facebook group now in its infancy, I’m looking forward to where this journey will take me.

I’ve got some ideas as to how to make this work… which I’ll tell you about next time.

In the mean time, I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions…

Yours – with love, compassion and hope
Maggie

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