Do you like to knit? Love to help others? Have you heard of Peace Pals?
In response to my April 10th blog post, Altered Art Scrapbook For a Little Girl, my friend Marjorie Flathers shared one of her favorite crafts. Here’s what she said:
“My ‘craft passion,’ as you may remember, is knitting, and I’m doing more and more of it these days. About two years ago, I discovered a charity called Knitting4Peace in Denver, and I have sent them knitted hats, scarves, and baby blankets. But what they need most are many of these ‘funky’ but cute little dolls called Peace Pals, especially with darker faces, to be sent to needy children in Third World countries, Syrian refugee camps, etc.
“So I set myself a ‘Lent project’ of making a dozen (two per week for six weeks.) They are easy and fun to knit up.
“They say the kids really love the dolls—many times the only toy they have! Hard to imagine.”
What a wonderful ministry Marge is involved in. I imagine for some of those children, it’s their only toy and a treasure they will cherish the rest of their lives. Those dolls are so precious.
If you or someone you know may be interested in making these dolls to donate to Peace Pals, here’s the website: Knitting4Peace.
Thanks for sharing your craft passion with us, Marge. You’re talented and generous.
What are your thoughts? Do you have a favorite craft or type of art you enjoy doing? Aren’t those knitted dolls so cute? I’d love to hear from you!