It is always so hard ... Maybe the hardest part of donating anything to Charity is to know if your efforts actually make the slightest bit of difference. YES, I do worry about that. But I have come to the conclusion that too much thinking could equate to........ too much of nothing.
I just want each stitch that I make, each stitch that I crochet to count. And this last week while I have been counting stitches to make my latest Lappycuddlyghan I have been thinking about finding a way to make each stitch really count.
A while back I made an Afghan blanket for a charity, and later when visiting that same Charity shop I found my Lappy in a horrible wire basket with a £2 ticket on it. I picked it up and thought of how I had dreamt it might make a difference. So, quietly i picked it up and took it to the till . The lady serving said... " a kind lady is making these for us,but no one wants to pay any money for home made things" Surely in anyone's language this Lappy was worth more than £2 !
Thankfully this was only one experience . My efforts with ' share a shirt for September " were greeted with sensible pricing strategies and a sense of acknowledgement of the work that goes into hand crafted goodies!
I felt sorry that in a Charity Shop no one would even want to pay the costs of one ball of wool, never mind the love. Or maybe the person setting the prices have never crafted themselves.
So, after paying that £2 myself and buying that Lappy back I sent it on to another charity and if nothing else changes it has doubled its value!!!
So, with a new autumn in Spain and another cry for help concerning the atrocities surrounding Female abuse and Human Trafficking in the Almeria region.I have made another blanket. And as I was hooking I thought about each square. And I came up with an idea.
25 squares of hope.
I wonder if anyone would be willing to donate £1,1 Euro or a Dollar for one square.
I promise that if such a sum is donated I will give every penny raised to the charity helping these unfortunate women enslaved in Almeria.
Added to that I will donate the blanket to the fund raising efforts at my Yoga Class and then this lovely Lappycuddlyghan will make a difference.
If you feel able to donate a few pennies ,a pound, a euro or a dollar please look at my email address on the top of my sidebar. Using that email address as a contact to my PayPal account. PayPal itself will will do the rest of the magic making a little pile of money.
I would hate to mislead anyone. Any donation will go to help swell the charity funds and the blanket itself will be donated to the Yoga Centre which is collecting money by selling such donations to help these poor people.
And I promise to update you all about how much this little bit of woolly love generates..... Surely more than £2... I do hope so.
Of course I understand that maybe you already give to your favourite charities. In this case could you just send a thought,a wish or a prayer for these poor souls.
Thank you all my lovely followers for so generously supporting me in thought and deed xxxx
Ps. I am feeling very nervous about posting this. But after the generosity displayed by my lovely blogging friends in support of my September Challenge I have decided to give it a whirl.