Very recently, a teacher found us and wanted to get her students involved in spreading hope and love into the world. They attend the New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn, New York. Liz teaches her students wonderful values of empathy, giving back and service with her efforts, and we are so happy to be a part of this endeavor.
Their letter reads:
Attached you will find 14 hats made for your organization. We admire your work in the communities in need and your diligent efforts to improve the world around us. I am honored to present you with this contribution on behalf of my students and hope that it will help you in keeping all those in need safe and warm.
I look forward to continue our contributions in the near future. Thank you from myself and my crafting students for giving us the opportunity to be a part of it.
We are so proud of these kids for making a difference and being a part of something bigger!
Our sweet friend, Mary from California sent us a box of these lovely creations!
She included a note that reads:
Hello my friends-
Once more I am sending you a box of love. There will be various sizes of hats and a few booties, along with sets. I forgot to count them when I put them in the box so it will be a surprise for both of us.
The booties can be given to anyone you feel can use them if not given to hospitals. They are slippers, not booties.
Blessings to you and you family for the work you do.
Thank you, Mary. The total count you sent us is 28 baby hats, 9 baby hat & bootie sets, and 4 slippers.
We greatly appreciate your contributions!
Wishing everyone a joyous and prosperous New Year!
A little before Christmas, we gathered hats, scarves, and some lap blankets to deliver for December. We had 115 items altogether– 46 hats for babies, 3 lap blankets, 56 hats for child & teenaged chemo warriors and 10 scarves.
We want to thank everyone who helped make this delivery possible- the knitters, cutting and punching holes in the labels, attaching the labels to the hats, photographing and counting the hats, and the actual delivery! We also greatly appreciate your support and kind words!
Let’s keep going- Spread Hope, Love & Joy!!
We wish you and yours a Jolly, Merry Christmas!
We are so thankful year-round for your friendship and support! You make our mission possible!
Thank you for spreading hope into the world!
Human Rights Day is observed on December 10th every year. It was on this day, that the UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
The UN website (link: http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/index.shtml) states that there are universal values and a common standard for all peoples and all nations:
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. The principles enshrined in the Declaration are as relevant today as they were in 1948. We need to stand up for our own rights and those of others. We can take action in our own daily lives, to uphold the rights that protect us all and thereby promote the kinship of all human beings.
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all.
- Human rights are relevant to all of us, every day.
- Our shared humanity is rooted in these universal values.
- Equality, justice and freedom prevent violence and sustain peace.
- Whenever and wherever humanity’s values are abandoned, we all are at greater risk.
- We need to stand up for our rights and those of others.
Racism, xenophobia and intolerance are problems prevalent in all societies. But every day, each and every one of us can stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes.
Be a human rights champion, fight racism and Stand Up for Human Rights!
Our friend, Laura from Alexandria, Virginia sent us these hats to include in our December delivery!
Her note reads:
Thanks for all you do to bless others in their journey.
I’m happy to give some, so all together we can have a greater impact!
Happy Holidays & I’ll keep knitting!
We greatly appreciate your beautiful contribution and support!