Box of Crayons Heading to Rochester not Sandy Hook
So many sad tragedies of late, it makes you not want to listen to or read the news. Horribly sad, but especially so this time of the year. In a previous post, I showed you this afghan, Box of Crayons when it was a work in progress. The plan was to add green to the trim to pick up on the colors of Sandy Hook Elementary as part of a caring project in a group titled, Hands, Hearts, and Hugs. However, that group came to a quick halt. Sandy Hook has been given so much support and gifts, the community has asked that people please stop sending things.
I then posted an edit indicating this afghan would then go for it's original cause through Bridge and Beyond, Project Welcome Home.
In the next few days, Hands, Hearts, and Hugs has regrouped, and changed it's name to Hands, Hearts, and Hugs-Crocheting for a Cause on Facebook. The plan is to do projects as needs arise. Sadly, The brave volunteer Fireman, Lt. Mike Chiapperini, and Tomasz Kaczowka lost their lives while responding to a house and car fire in Webster, New York. They leave behind many who cared. In addition to these 2 lives lost, 7 neighboringfamilies homes were burned to the ground.
While I will continue to assemble afghans from donated squares and strips through my charity, Bridge and Beyond; I knew the membership of kind and caring people in that group would want to help, and so this cherry brightly colored afghan will make it's way to Webster/Rochester to help comfort one of the families of those 2 firemen who lost their lives.
**I've been on the road and thus this Sunday post for Year of Projects is being posted late in the day. Links in tab at the top of the blog. Please join us.**
This project and afghan does not change the goal or mission of on going support with hats, scarves, mittens, slippers, afghans, squares, etc for the cold homeless people of Central Ohio. Bridge and Beyond will continue to collect squares. Help for both of these charities is greatly appreciated. The afghan is pictures here prior to being laundered and blocked. Though, as I type it is infact being blocked...that picture turned out to dark, so you're seeing it before hand.