Friday, June 29, 2007

WeeAngels



Another Angel Session for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, another story of heartbreak. We are always so incredibly honored and blessed to take part in this wonderful non-profit program. The call came in about baby Travis, born full term by caesarean section and only upon delivery was it discovered that this beautiful baby boy was stillborn.

It did, as it always does, impact my life. I've been thinking for some time about what we as a community of knitters and crocheters can do for these families and this organization. I know there are a lot of charities around the world where you can give your time and talent--- I hope that you will consider giving to this one.

WeeAngels is the Giving Opportunity sponsored by the Knitting Contessa and is a chance to contribute love from your heart directly to a family who has lost a child. Accepted items are:
  • bonnets
  • booties
  • blankets/bereavement wrappers
they may be:

Knitted or Crocheted Any yarn you choose, please use pastel colors

Sizes: It is a common misconception that many of the babies are premature, and this is not always the case. There are quite a few infants that are stillborn at full term. Sizes for bonnets and booties are needed from the very tiny to large.

Patterns: Your choice, simple is best. There is a large amount on the Internet as free downloads if you need inspiration.

Please send the Wee Angel garments to:
Knitting Contessa
1709 Park Avenue
Second Floor
St. Louis, MO 63104

These lovingly created baby items will be distributed to photographers from around the country that are involved in Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep so that the knitting and crocheting community can bless families in need around the country.

Please contribute, yarn really does make love!

Take a button........ spread the word!


2 comments:

hapagirl said...

Hi Tina,

I put a link to this post on the 25 Things for Charity blog. Hope it helps.

Tracey Waller said...

Hi Tina, I would love to put a link to this on my website as well!
MORE IMPORTANTLY I l'd love to email you about my new years' resolution and how I want to get a charity drive started here in Australia, for your Wee Angels. Can you please contact me on tracey@waller-load-of-scrap.com...thanks so much for doing what you do. I myself suffered through the agony of 2 preemie births, and am reaping the rewards of watching their children growing up now!! I so want to help...please contact me... cheers, Tracey