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!
We are truly grateful for all of you— you make us a great and loving community, who spread hope and love into this world!
We are blessed to be able to put our love into action! And only because of your continued support, knitted contributions, donated time, kind words, thoughtful encouragement, and donations, we are able.
We hope that your holiday is full of love and hope, some delicious food, laughter, hugs, and fun!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!
Our good friend, Robin sent us 37 hats from Phoenix, Arizona.
Her note reads:
Hello! It’s always a joy to make a contribution to such a good cause!
We are getting ready for our Thanksgiving delivery and are so grateful for all of our friends who have contributed to help spread hope! We love your creativity, colors, and stitches of all the hats collected!
Keep up the great work!
Our good friend, Donna from Huntsville, Alabama sent us these cute hats.
She also included a note that reads:
Thank you so much for all you do. Here are a few hats to add to your collection for delivery!
Thank you for your contribution and commitment! We appreciate your support and friendship!
Susan from Nevada sent us a package of baby hats.
We are thrilled you found us and decided to help spread hope!
Our friend, Donna from Washington reminds us with a lovely note and beautiful hats to celebrate success. She sent us these lovely hats for pediatric cancer warriors, some of the bravest lil’ guys you will ever meet!
Her note reads:
Hello, my friend! Enclosing 25 hats and they are being sent with gratitude for your mission… and your vision created years ago which has turned into such a success!
Vanessa and I were recently reminiscing when we started Knitting Rays of Hope in 2012, when we were trying to quickly loom knit hats while constantly motivating (and slightly pressuring) our small group of kind-hearted work friends to keep creating hats for our newly minted cause. How we longed for the days where hats would just be sent to us so we can have a stock on hand to distribute to the local hospitals — all to spread hope! We saw that if we kept going, just keep our fingers and yarn working that one day this would come- we would be established and have a steady supply. Because we firmly believed that people want to help and be a part of good! And we were Right!! Thank God!
And now we celebrate you for consistently believing in doing good in the world and making our vision of spreading hope a success!
Thank you! We are ever so grateful for our consistent friends who support us and provide a steady supply of hats that will be distributed to spread warmth, love, and hope! Our group of knitters expanded and reside in different states, but all have the common goal of spreading hope.
We owe any success to you– all of you, the consistent knitters, the first time contributors and those who support us with prayer and good thoughts & vibes!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Hello there! I know– I know, it has been a while since we posted. And I am sorry. But the Great News is: You have still been steadily sending in contributions to keep Knitting Rays of Hope going… Thank you for your steadfast commitment to spreading hope!
We have about 6 boxes that we have received that we have not blogged about yet. And we have about 10 boxes of hats to label and send to our local NICU’s and Oncology Centers.
Recently, Lynda from Massachusetts sent us 33 skeins of yarn.
Thank you so much! We greatly appreciate your generosity!
Enjoy your day!