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Sunday, December 30, 2012

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 neighboring families 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.

14 comments:

  1. It's a very good use of Facebook to react to the most immediate needs and causes! Just a shame that there is so much need and despair.

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  2. What a great use of facebook for something to help out when its needed. Box of crayons is a wonderful looking afghan and I'm sure will be very much appreciated. Keep up the wonderful work your doing with the afghans.

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  3. It's lovely and I'm sure it will be a much needed brightness for one of the families impacted by the fire in Webster. Thank you for your tireless work in sharing your projects with those with great needs, and for sharing your inspirations with us! Happy New Year, and best wishes for a wonderful 2013.

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  4. Thanks all for the visits and nice comments, both are appreciated.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I know I haven't made a blog post in a while, and it's mostly because we've been going through some more super tough times. I've been really depressed lately and I don't want to spread that around. Hopefully soon things will improve and I'll be back to the blogging world. I hope your holidays were fantastic. Thanks again for the comment!

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  6. Dear Friend, thank you for stopping round my little place. As always love when you leave a comment, so much more fun when folks do. Happy New Year dear friend...the very 1st commenter on my blog CBTS by the way....it was a joy then, as now..:)

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  7. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY....MAY YOU ALL BE HAPPY, HEALTHY, AND PROSPEROUS IN THE YEAR 2013........KEEP UP YOUR BEAUTIFUL WORK MAKING THESE LOVELY AFGHANS MY FRIEND.......RIZZI

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  8. What a wonderful way to finish off the year, doing something to help someone in need. It must be a challenge to block though! Thank you so much for the well wishes, I wish you a wonderful 2013!

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  9. Social Media at its finest! Thank you for bringing the group to light. I too am afraid to watch the news--such sadness and tragedy--Yet I know it is not right to bury one's head in the sand and not try to help. You are an inspiration...
    Happy New Years
    *smiles*

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  10. As usual, your generosity always inspires..Well Wishes for a safe and happy new year..

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  11. Good for you, a truly inspiring blogger. Wishing you every happiness for 2013!

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  12. That sounds like a wonderful cause, and I admire your charity work so much. Happy New Year!

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  13. Hi Sandy,
    Thank you for stopping by to leave a comment. I have just given up blogging as I'm unable to find time for it. I did leave a note on my blog if you want to read. Just take mine out from your blogroll, it will not be updated anymore.
    Thank you for a goog bloggy time.
    Happy New Year.
    Best, LS

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  14. The afghan looks great. I'm sure it will be appreciated.

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