Friday, June 23, 2006

Sunshine: The HHCC Honored for Good Deeds

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Yesterday I attended our local Salvation Army's Fourth Annual "Thank You" Luncheon. They were honoring local groups of crocheters, knitters, and quilters that have contributed hand created goods that have aided our community.  Ours was just one of the several groups being honored.

Since the founding of my local crochet group, The Happily Hooked on Crocheting Club, Chapter of the CGOA, we have donated many goods to our local community. Every year we have crocheted hats, mittens, scarves, baby buntings, and blankets as well as organizing a local toy drive to aid the many families in need. Yesterday, The Salvation Army, said "Thank You" with a lovely luncheon and Certificate.

Fortune from Chinese Cookie: "It matters not what road we take but rather what we become on the journey."

So why do we spend our time creating items a stitch at a time to donate?  To give away hours of work to a complete stranger?  This is the very question The Salvation Army addressed yesterday during the luncheon.  They said it's like the benefits of sunshine.  Sunshine brings light, warmth and joy.  Light for hope. Warmth for love. Joy to show someone cares.  I think it also gives inner peace.

We'll be crocheting for them again this year, helping to bring some rays of sunshine to some of the 2000 children and their families our local Salvation Army aids.  They can't do it alone.  Consider crocheting, knitting, or quilting an item for your local Salvation Army and bring a little sunshine to someone in need.  :) 

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