I posted this over on carrykindnessforward.com yesterday and I just had to share it here, too:
You won’t believe this amazing and amazingly kind site– it’s called Creative Kindness and it was created by Nancy’s Notions. You know Nancy from Sewing With Nancy, her tv show? You have probably seen her sewing and quilting on late-night PBS at some point in the last 26 years! Sewing With Nancy is the longest running sewing series on television. I love to watch her show…it soothes my soul. Nancy has consolidated several large sewing charities on her site. Look at the ways you quilters and sewers can help:
- Make a blanket for Project Linus: providing security through blankets. As in Linus, get it? Charlie Brown! What a great name. They accept donations of new, handmade blankets to seriously ill or traumatized children.
- Sew a simple pillowcase dress for Little Dresses for Africa and your dress will be distributed to girls in orphanages, schools and churches in Africa, “to plant in the hearts of little girls that they are worthy.” Tears in your eyes, yet? Me, too. Read their story here. It is incredible. Click here for the pillowcase dress pattern and go make one. (I am going to make some, too!)
- Create a quilt for the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Their mission is to cover each of our service members and veterans wounded or touched by war with a comforting Quilt of Valor.
On the Creative Kindness page you will also find free patterns and templates for shirts, pillows, hats, etc. that may help someone receiving treatment for an illness. Nancy has also written a book called Creative Kindness: People and Projects Making a Difference and How You Can, Too. Click here to see.
This reminds me of how important it is for big businesses to give back. What a wonderful resource Nancy Zieman has created on her website. Because of her prominence, many people will see these projects and help. That is carrying kindness forward in a big way. We honored Nancy Zieman for her Creative Kindness and good works over at www.carrykindnessforward.com.