Blessings Donated · hats · Loom Knitting

65 hats donated to kids at women’s shelter

This month has been a whirlwind! Just a few short weeks ago I had a dream to started a group of like minded people to help craft blessings for others. Many have not only stepped up to the plate, but have knocked it out of the park. While researching ways we can help in our local community, I reached out to our local women’s shelter. SaveHaven has been on my radar for the past several years. Every Christmas my playdate group adopts a family at the shelter. We fulfill the family’s Christmas wish list including basic need items and toys as well. SaveHaven in Tarrant County (Texas) provides services at no cost to domestic violence victims, including a crisis hotline, counseling, two emergency shelters in Arlington and Fort Worth, and many other services.

When I inquired about the kids currently in the shelter, the Community Coordinator gave me a list of all the kids by sex and age. There were 54 kids at the time with ages ranging from newborn to 17 years old. It was the week before Christmas, I had just started loom knitting and I had no clue how long 54 hats would take me to knit. I started them anyway. At the time, I hadn’t even told anyone about the group I was about to start. I trusted that God would show me the way, so I keep on knitting. At our first meeting, I showed some of the ladies one new stitch to add to the baby hat ewrap stitch they had just learned and how to read my very roughly written patterns. Ladies gladly stepped up and took on the task of helping loom knit 54 hats ASAP. Thanks to $60 in donations I had received that week, I was able to give yarn to ladies in our group.

The next week I emailed SaveHaven to make sure the count was still the same. The lady responded that a “few” more had come to the shelter. A “few” more ended up being 11 more kids. I reached out to the group and without question, ladies took on the task of knitting even more hats. We quickly finished up all 65 hats and brought them to SaveHaven this week. Though we were not able to knit hats for adults at the shelter, we will do something special for them in the future. We ask that you join us in saying a special prayer for the moms and kids currently at the shelter.

65 hats packaged up and ready to be delivered.

If you would like to help out in your community, consider reaching out to your closest women’s shelter or homeless shelter. If you would like to donate to our group to help purchase supplies, that would appreciated as well.

If you would like to know more about SaveHaven or feel compelled to donate, here is there website:

Blessings to all, Bridget

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