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Service Project Information
These cuddly handmade stuffed animals will bring comfort and joy to children who are taken from their homes or are in other crisis circumstances.
Car Activity Kit
With cars, coloring books, traffic signs and movable road pieces, these interactive kits are sure to bring happiness to young children in crisis. These kits contain learning activities in both Spanish and English to help children understand traffic safety and provide a few hours of fun. Come to cut, color and put smiles on many children's faces.
Children's Activity Kit
Create a delightful activity kit in an evening of creative whimsy! These kits will be a wonderful surprise for children in need. Each kit you make will be donated to a hospital, justice center, or homeless shelter to delight a child. Come and help us make these charming kits, and you will help a grateful family!
Joy to the world! Last year the Christmas stockings brought glad tidings of great joy to children, teens, and adults who couldn't be home for the holidays. Come and share in the Christmas spirit again as we hand sew the edges of the stockings and embellish them with darling decorations and lots of love!
Up, up and away! These "courage capes" will bring hope and joy to little boys and girls in crisis centers and hospitals. Come and stitch some love as you create dress-up accessories that will provide courage, comfort and imaginative play.
Your handmade touch will give added warmth this winter to our elderly sisters, at-risk women and teens. Come and crochet a colorful headband that is sure to bring cheer and keep the recipients feeling toasty warm all winter long.
When "the weather outside is frightful," there is nothing like a crocheted scarf made by loving hands to make someone feel warm all over. In the cold winter months ahead, there are many who will need special care. Pick up a kit and crochet some warmth into a gift of love.
Crocheted-Edge Burp Cloths
Help to welcome the newest spirits into the world by crocheting around the edge of a flannel burp cloth. These burp cloths will be given to mothers and babies who will treasure such a soft, sweet token of love.
"And they lived happily ever after" is a storybook ending, but it doesn't always happen in real life. These "pretty in pink" wands can spark the imagination and help to bring joy to little girls who are in crisis. Come explore the "little girl" within you by creating these whimsical dress-up accessories.
Felt Tote Bags
Help an at-risk child get a jump start on learning with these sturdy, handmade felt backpacks. For our littlest learners who need a bag of their own, they are filled with several activities designed to encourage education.
Wrap your heart in a cozy feeling of comfort and love while serving someone in need. Come and help us fringe and knot fleece blankets!
There is nothing more welcome than a cheerful card! Use your talents to help create cards for all occasions. These special cards will be given to rest homes, youth centers, and other community agencies to help foster communication within families.
Happy Pillows/Lion Pillows
Scatter sunshine by making a Happy Pillow kit for a child in the hospital or in a crisis situation. You can spread joy and love with this soft and smiling pillow friend.
Infant Fleece Blankets
These precious fleece blankets will be all the sweeter with your loving touch. The simple blanket stitch is used to finish these treasures for newborn babies born to underprivileged moms. You begin with fabric and thread and end with a cherished token of love and warmth.
The journals are for at-risk youth and adults and will be instrumental in their growth and progress. These simple kits are great for those of us who love to create but might lack the "craft" gene.
Losing a newborn child is heartbreaking for any family. Keepsake envelopes are stitched on soft felt and given to grieving families at the hospital to carry home all their paperwork and documents when they leave. This sweet, handmade token can help bring comfort during a time of grief.
Join us in a simple project to bring warmth and joy to the hearts and heads of people in need. We will be making hats on simple looms. They will be given to children and adults who need to stay warm this winter. This delightful craft is easy to learn and enjoyable to do! Loomed hats are a cozy way to brighten and warm the lives of those who receive them. So come to the MARB to listen, learn, and lovingly loom!
If you need a soft hug, wrap your arms around these adorable owls. The owls are used by bereavement centers and agencies that assist children in crisis situations. These owls have a soothing effect on those who are in special need of comfort.
Share your heart with a child in crisis by stitching a pocket heart! These fleece-stuffed hearts are soft and comforting to children who are in hospital environments or in the middle of a crisis. Stuff and stitch over the two days while you listen to the sessions of your choice!
"Those who sleep under a quilt, sleep under a blanket of love." Join us as we stitch our stress away while tying quilts for community agencies. The quilts have all been assembled and are waiting for your willing hands to tie them. Every knot you tie will bring a quilt closer to comforting a family in need.
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