STITCHES OF HOPE
Our congregations are blessed with many talented folks. Stitches of Hope is our ministry that includes sewing, knitting or crochet projects. Patterns and details regarding material/yarn/thread requirements may now be found at the churches’ mission drop-off sites. Our Featured Project: KNITTED/CROCHETED – Dish cloths, scrubbies and dish towels with the yarn-closure for hanging on a door handle. These will be given to area shelters and independent living/life-skills programs. We have some yarn available. Please follow up with Gwen should you have questions or a project suggestion.
Additional Stitches of Hope Projects
Baby Quilts/Blankets – These may be crocheted, knitted or sewed. Items to be donated to Women’s Choice Network, a local crisis pregnancy center. Any pattern/design is appreciated. Knotted Blankets are also made which are provided to refugees arriving in the Pittsburgh area and/or other programs as requested.
Balaclavas (ski masks) – These may be knitted, crocheted or sewed. Balaclavas will be sent to Lutheran Advocacy for Maritime Ministries or Citizen SAM (our military if made with wool yarn).
Baby Diaper Bags – Sew these diaper bags for Global Links, a medical relief and development organization dedicating to improving health conditions and environmental stewardship in developing countries. These diaper bags are presently being sent to Haiti.
Chemotherapy Hats/Scarves – These hats and scarves may be knitted, crochetted or sewn. Any pattern/design is appreciated. Store-purchased scraves are also OK.
Friendship Bracelets – A variety of patterns are available and again if you have a pattern you already use, that is fine. These bracelets are distributed with some of our in-gatherings as a tangible reminder to let individuals know we are praying and thinking of them.
Leprosy Bandages – These bandages are knitted or crocheted and distributed to refugees within Vietnam through The D.O.V.E. Fund.
“Pillowcase Dresses”/T-Shirt Dresses – These dresses are provided to Little Dresses for Africa and other programs. Patterns are provided or use a simple sundress pattern. All children sizes OK. Also shorts made out of T-shirts or a simple short pattern are distributed to Little Britches for Boys.
Winter accessories – These are provided to a variety of programs within the area and throughout the states. Any pattern and sizes are OK as they are provided for children through adults.