Give Back

                                            Elsheep

I have an idea for helping other people.  My life is so full and I am so fortunate.  And a lot of the time, I feel like I don’t do enough to help others.  So between now and the holidays, I want to try to do something that will make a difference.  The issue that concerns me the most is hunger — the idea of little children like my own living in constant hunger. 

One of my family’s favorite charities is Heifer.  At Heifer, you can purchase an animal to help a family in need become
self-sufficient, and since I’m a knitter, I want to help buy sheep.   This part of the site lets you pick out the animals you want to donate.  I like the whole idea that if you give a man a fish he eats for a day, if you teach him to fish, he can feed himself.

So between now and the holidays, I’m going to be dyeing up some special yarn and offering it in my store as a lottery or auction listing, with all of the money, minus only paypal fees and shipping, going towards purchasing a sheep from Heifer.  Look for the items titled "Give Back."<br><br>

I hope you all will consider dropping by and helping out.  Individually we might feel like we can’t do much, but if 60 people buy a $2 lottery ticket, that’s one sheep.  This is going to be a whole family effort in my household — The little ones have been helping with colorways and dyeing, and my 17 year old is winding skeins.  I hope you will catch some of our excitement!<br><br>

I would really appreciate any help you can by  letting your friends know about this.  Word of mouth can do so much on the internet!  I plan to stock the first skeins as lotteries this Thursday, the 15th, at noon, and will keep stocking as long as there is interest.  I hope to be able to buy one sheep, but would love to buy more — maybe an entire flock?

4 thoughts on “Give Back

  1. Hey Lady!! Yeah, I pet sit and I’d L-O-V-E to stay with your 4-legged kids. The girls down at ITM have my # if you’d like to call. I won’t be at the next knit night–pet sitting out in the boonies, or Mt. Olive as most folks know it. I just got back from Rojo, seriously. Put some knitty pieces in an art auction. Happy to say that they all got bid on & I didn’t have to bring anything home. 🙂

  2. I definitely believe one person can make a difference. It’s very touching that you’re not just talking about it like some do but really doing something about it. I just wish I had your skills with fibers (can’t knit or crochet worth a darn!). Your holidays will be rich for this and your children are getting a great lesson in doing for others. What a mom! What a woman!

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