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{simple things} craft hope

have you heard of the site craft hope? one of my favorite bloggers, ashley ann at under the sycamore did a post this morning about participating in the most recent craft hope project which reminded me of this sweet cause. their mission is to help crafters (like us) share handmade gifts w/ those who need them around the world. currently they are on project 12.

a few heartbreaking statistics:
  • more than 1 million orphans are waiting for a home in russia.
  • in russia, 60% of girl orphans become prostitutes and 70% of male orphans become hardened criminals.
for this project, craft hope is partnering with orphan outreach. they will be working at st. petersburg’s crisis center 15 - a center for children ranging in age from infant to teen who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. craft hope is encouraging crafters to make bracelets to be given out during the trip!

i'm definitely on board - and since the rain won't go away ... i'll make good use of my couch time! and bonus: i'll share a little tutorial later this week w/ my bracelet of choice.

interested too? check out craft hope now! :)


mary said...

Love that your doing this! can't wait to see your craftiness:). My heart skipped a beat when I read those statistics. My husband and I have felt called to adopt for a long time now. I know there are so many American kids needing loving, healthy and safe homes but my heart has always returned to eastern Europe. Love your blog!

blair @ a case of the mundays said...

adoption in general is such a great need - whether local or abroad. i couldn't believe the statistics myself - and i only posted the ones on russia. heartbreaking. our niece is adopted from korea - and i can't imagine our family w/out her sweet addition!

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