Celebrating and sharing the love of handcrafted fibre goodness!
Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Knitting and Crocheting for Others in Need
Changing Lives, One Pair at a Time
In just about any home, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person's life.
Lions Recycle for Sight
That's why we started the Lions Recycle for Sight program. Everyone can help.
Throughout the year, Lions, Leos and other volunteers collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers (LERCs). LERC volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact.
We have partnered with Shawna Peffer, Chapter Coordinator of Project Linus, Roanoke, VA to provide "handmade blankets to distribute to children in need of comfort" in any size. Please bring your donation to the festival and you will receive two free raffle tickets.
Shawna writes, " I have attached a pattern for a very easy no-sew fleece blanket. This is probably the most common blanket we receive as it's something that can be made by anyone, even people that feel they have no crafting ability.
I am also available to come to the group and show how to make this blanket if this is something that you would be interested in. Some groups host a Project Linus blanket day where they ask the participants to bring the supplies (fleece and scissors) and they provide refreshments. I would come to show everyone how to make the blankets and be there to answer any questions they may have.
Please be sure to remind people to include their name and address with the blankets they donate. It will allow me to send a thank you from Project Linus and they may even receive a thank you from the person who receives their blanket."
If you would like to contribute a fleece blanket, please click on the pattern button below.
'From our humble beginnings in a Starbucks coffee shop in 2001, to our 1100+ member base today, the volunteer organization From the Heart continues its charitable mission.'
From the Heart is involved in numerous projects, from making chemo hats for local cancer centers, preemie baby hats for the tiniest of our recipients, sleeping bags and warm mitten sets for the homeless in the Richmond community.
"Our mission is to serve our community by preserving and promoting fiber arts, creating a spirit of fellowship and love among our volunteers and board members, and producing handmade items which bring comfort, love and solace to others."