Washcloths For the Gulf Coast

Are you disheartened at how far removed you feel from the struggles and sufferings that currently plague the world, even our own nation? I know I do. You may see photos of the oil spill on TV, and wish you could help, but don't know where to start. Here's a simple and practical way to get involved:

Craft Hope Spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a time

Craft Hope is calling all who can stitch, knit, crochet, cut, or tie-- to make simple, small washcloths and hand towels for cleaning the nooks and crannies of the dolphins and sea turtles who have wandered into the oil spill. The washcloths need not be fancy, and will only be used a few times before being thrown away.

Are you in? Anyone can do this...even your kids!

Here are some ideas for washcloth possibilities:

1) Terrycloth squares 2) Simple crocheted washcloths, without decorative edge 3) Knit washcloths 4) Cut up old cotton t-shirts 5) Cut up old rags

Again, they are not looking for fancy, but functional. Washcloths should be approximately 10x10 inches. Hand towels are to measure  approximately 14x27 inches. Do a set of 10 if you can, but any donation is appreciated! They are also accepting bottles of Dawn dish washing liquid, should you desire to donate more. You can get the full details here.

Incentive for you local folks: If you get your washcloths to me by July 1, I will be happy to take care of the packaging and shipping!

Everyone else, here's the mailing address for your donations:

Kimberly Davion c/o IMMS Oil Spill Relief 1700 East La Rua Street Pensacola, Florida 32501 USA

Please leave a comment if you'd like to participate. Local folks, contact me if you plan to get your donation to me!

What a difference we can make if we all participate...