Monday, June 13, 2005

Helping the new moms at Camp Pendleton

There is a small group of women that have joined hands and are knitting sweaters, hats and booties that are going to Camp Pendleton. These baby items are being distributed by an outreach group to all the pregnant and new moms who are in need.

We are looking for more knitters that will help with this really important project. Many of the women that we are serving are living at the governmenntal poverty level. I can't imagine how hard that has to be, nor can I even begin to imagine the stress that they are enduring knowing that their husbands are in extreme risk.

If you can help with a sweater, a baby blanket, a hat, or booties, kindly let me know. I can supply you with patterns. You will have to send your items to me for shipping to San Diego.
I may be able to get a direct address for you to do the shipping. I will pay for the shipping to San Diego out of my pocket.

There is something almost magical in the knitting of a baby sweater. They make me feel so good and can you imagine how the new mom will feel knowing that someone cares about her plight.
I do have tags that are being attached to the sweaters for washing instructions. We invite the knitters to add their names and addresses to the tags, or if you prefer, just a very short message.

Thanks so much for considering this project. I have no financial support to do this, but that doesn't matter. My husband and I are okay and we can pick up the incidental costs to support this program.

Best regards to all knitting bloggers.
Di