Craft Hope: Bracelets for Orphans

Craft Hope Spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a timeI recently discovered Craft Hope.  What a beautiful project!

I think Craft Hope is everything I hoped my crown project would be, and much much more.  It combines craft with compassion, and the people at Craft Hope are truly helping people in need.  Please take a moment to check it out and get involved!  They just finished sending Delivery Kits to Haiti, and for the latest project they are sending handmade bracelets to orphaned children in Russia.  This is such an easy project to join in! 

This statistic really hit me:
* Approximately 250,000 children are adopted annually, but…
* Every year 14,050,000 children still grow up as orphans and AGE OUT of the system.

These older children who leave the system without families often lead very difficult lives.  They really need families, but we can also send them a little hope now.

I had hoped to have mine finished to show you before I blogged, but my sewing machine is in the shop again, which has lead to all kinds of ugh.  Nevertheless, here's a round-up of other lovely bracelet tutorials that would be great for this project.  I might try some of each!  Be sure to think of the boys, too!

Beaded Fabric Scrap Bracelets
Wrist Cuff
Felt Bracelet
Summer Braided Bracelet
Scrappy Button Bracelet
Elastic Flower Bracelet
Reversible Cuff Bracelets
Ribbon and Bead Bracelet
Friendship Bracelets
Wave Friendship Bracelet


Plushpussycat said...

Nice post! It would be fun to craft something that would brighten a suffering person's day. I like your link to the felt bracelet. Fun and cute! :-)

Polly Jones said...

Laura, I just mailed off 8 bracelets that Marissa made for this. We're hoping it makes it there in time. Thanks for sharing about this.

I love catching up with you via your blog! The girls are darling. So excited about your book project.