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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Box of Crayons for Sandy Hook Elementary


**Edited on Dec 28th, the squares for Hands, Hearts, and Hugs are now on Hold.  Do not make anymore 6 inch squares, the direction of the group is pending.  Sandy Hook has had such an outpouring of help, they've asked people to please stop sending gifts.**

I don't believe it's possible to not be touched/moved and want to do something for the grieving families in Sandy Hook Elementary.  A friend (Marie Anne), I've gotten to know through my charity blog, Bridge and Beyond has started a group on Facebook to make comfort ghans for the families. 

She's asking for help with 6 inch squares, and help in assembling the ghans.  You can read the details on facebook, Hands, Hearts and Hugs

I'm putting these afghan together, calling it Box of Crayons, with squares donated to Bridge and Beyond.  Have begun edging the squares with off white and will possibly join in green; and do a couple of rows of each color for the border.  The school, Sandy Hook's colors are green and white.

Late to post today for WIPW, will be visiting your blogs over the next couple of days.  Badges and links in meme tab above.


15 comments:

  1. That is so kind of you : )

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  2. Thanks momto5, Pumpkin, and nauget bluff for your visits and kind comments.

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  3. This will be a beautiful scarf. Very child friendly. I'm sure it will bring some comfort to those left behind.

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  4. Thanks for the visit Sandie, it's not a scarf it's an afghan.

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  5. This is a beautiful gesture. It's very moving to see so many people reaching out in support of the families of the victims.

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  6. My brain said afghan but my fingers typed scarf! Sorry!

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  7. Thanks Michelle, and Sandie....I truly laughed out loud...cause I knew exactly!

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  8. It's awesome how so many are able to come together in times of tragedy to help those in need.

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  9. Right you are Marsha. Though these squares were sent for the homeless association, I felt the group wouldn't mind my diverting one of the ghans for this other cause.

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  10. I am always amazed at the kindness of strangers when tragedy hits! Well done for the shout out and donation to these grieving families. I just can't imagine

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  11. Well said Martini, is kindness like this that makes me believe in believe in people; confuses me when hate, and evil get in the way.

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  12. I do like these colours for a primary school age child. And adding the borders in the school colours is a thoughtful touch. It's a shame that the afghan has to be made under such circumstances. God bless you Sandy.

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  13. What a wonderful idea!

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