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Gratitude Gathering 2020

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Our many blessings…

As we find ourselves staring into the upcoming holiday season, I’ve been taking inventory of all my blessings. One thing I think we have in common is our appreciation for our crafting skills and associated materials.

Today I’m very excited to share something I’ve been thinking about for awhile. With this being the month of thankfulness– and with how passionately I feel about giving back as both a business and on a personal level– I’d love to host a digital gratitude gathering with you. By donating either some of our excess yarn or making a monetary contribution to those who need yarn/tools to be able to create, we will further bond together in our love of knitting and crocheting while helping those who are in need this November.

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Here’s how it will work…

There are two ways to participate, you can chose either way or both:

OPTION A: Donate some of your stash (you choose what and how much) to your favorite local charity. Places to consider include your library, church, community center, senior center or your local chapter of an organization such as Project Linus. Take a picture of you dropping off your donation, the pile you’re donating, or somehow showing how you’ve participated. Send your picture to me so I know you helped.

OPTION B: Make a monetary donation to Knots of Love. This organization makes and donates hats to chemotherapy patients and blankets to NICU patients (and more) all over the country. Since 2007, they’ve donated over 330,000 hats and are currently donating 4,000 hats and blankets per month. These items not only serve the purpose of providing physical warmth, but also help patients feel loved, thought about and cared for. I’d love for our community to donate $1000 to Knots of Love to help them with those expensive shipping and supply expenses. If each of us donated even just $1, we could easily bless this wonderful charity with $1000 to help them through the holiday season. After you’ve made your donation, please send me a picture/screenshot of your donation. I won’t be keeping track of how much each person donated, only of our group’s total donation. I’ll be kicking this off with my own donation of $75.

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I’m so excited to see our little fiber community pull together and bless others this November 2020. As a special thank you, I’ll be sending anyone who participates a code for free shipping on any order from now until the end of November.

This Gratitude Gathering begins today and will end on November 16th. That should give us plenty of time to sort our stash, review our giving budgets and make our donations. Thank you for helping me share a small portion of what we have with others who are in need. I love you and our community so very much! Don’t forget to send me your donation picture when have a moment to partipate. Email them to hello@henliahandmade.com.

Please share with anyone you think might be interested in showing some gratitude this November and let me know in the comments how you’re choosing to help others this holiday season.

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Mindy Kingery

Mindy Kingery

When I'm not dyeing, designing or dreaming of yarn, you can find me digging in my garden, hiking with my family or working on one of my many, many WIPs.

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