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Free Lace Bookmarks

There are a lot of ways a person can donate money to help others but there is a lot of talented craftsman/women who enjoy creating items and want to use these talents for doing good and helping others.

These bookmarks below I created with my embroidery machine using free lace. With Free lace you use stabilizer that dissolves in water. You purchase a design specifically called free lace patterns (the stitching overlaps) and embroider on the stabilizer using no fabric. Then when you complete your creation, place it in warm water and the stabilizer disappears. When it dries it is almost like you starched it. Beautiful!

I added the ribbon with a flower on the end to finish the bookmarks. We mailed them to our members who can no longer attend church for whatever reason for Valentines Day. I am told the dove was most liked because it was unusual.

You can do something similar for any reason for someone to show your love. Happy dreaming and creating!

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Knitted Knockers

Calling all who knit or crochet! Share your talent to this worthy cause. I am so happy to share this beautiful expression of love. “Knitted knockers” are an alternative for breast cancer survivors who have had mastectomies or lumpectomies with radiation.  Knitted knockers are a  soft, comfortable, light alternative to traditional breast prosthesis. They can be worn with most regular bras and can be worn shortly after surgery.   They are made by volunteers, and are adjustable for those going through reconstruction.  Our purpose is to connect volunteer knitters with breast cancer survivors to offer FREE knitted knockers.  http://www.knittedknockers.org/ to request a pair of knitted knockers or learn how to help provide them.

On the website you can request a knocker in the size and color that you want. They can be used right after a mastectomy and used as an alternative to a prosthesis. It is light, soft and you can have them created in the size you need. These are light as air and an opportunity to look and feel real.

Their website offers patterns to knit or crochet knockers. They connect the creator of the knocker to the person in need to make a knocker that the person will like and wear with confidence. Their video is quite inspiring. There is a huge demand for these and with your help all requests can be filled.

Check out their website and Facebook page! You will be amazed and inspired!

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God Bless the Cheerful Giver

I am starting this page because I feel a deep yearning to help others and feel a lot of other people feel the same way. There are numerous places that will accept your money but my goal is to give what you have, make, or can buy to a worthy cause. We all run across ‘good deals’ or have talents but do not know who to help. There are so many people who are in need or fall through the cracks. My goal is to provide you with the opportunity to help others both here and abroad. God bless the cheerful giver!