Friday, October 8, 2010

Knit, Pray, Love, Cure

Any other knitters out there?  Yes? Okay good, listen up.  Matt listens to this particular morning radio show on his commute to work, and today he told me about this program through Cure International, and I would like to pass this on to you.  Here is a little bit about Cure from their website:

"It’s not an overstatement to call ourselves CURE International. Our goal is to bring 100% physical and spiritual healing to children with disabilities in the developing world.  We are transforming the lives of children with hydrocephalus, cleft lip and palate, spine deformities, clubfoot and other crippling orthopedic conditions. Their conditions are treatable, but without CURE, they have nowhere to turn for proper care.  These children and their families often feel great shame and face rejection from their relatives and communities. At CURE, they find acceptance and hope as our hospital staff members express God’s love for them."

So, knitters, here is your chance to actually make a physical contribution to a newborn baby in Afghanistan.  Having recently had a baby, I know now there is nothing like the worry you feel after they are born, the worry that something might not go right, that you can't give them everything they need, and I can't imagine how that fear must be amplified for someone who does not have the physical means to run to Babies-R-Us for an extra blanket or another sized newborn hat.  

You can make a hat, blanket, or booties (dude, if you can make booties I take my hat off to you! My booties? More like a large knot. Anyway...) and send them to the CURE Office in Lemoyne, PA.  All the information you need is on this website, plus so much more.  
So, next time you sit down to watch your favorite TV show, get those needles clacking, you can pump out a hat in a half hour! For instance, the hat Jack is wearing in the picture above?  I made that on a single morning between nursing sessions when he was a newborn, because no hats I had fit his tiny noggin. 

In case you haven't read the website yet, the hats need to be mailed before November 1st, so that they can be vacuum packed and taken over to Afghanistan. 

Let's go! Clack, clack ya'll!

3 comments:

  1. This sounds really cool! Do you have patterns I could look at or borrow? What size needels do you use? I think mine are too small so I might need to get bigger ones. :) -Smash

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  2. Oh what an awesome idea! And I love the vintage pic of Jack Jack!

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  3. There are so many little ideas to make the world a better place...especially for children. This is one of them..and doesn't really have to cost anything...everybody has enough little odds and ends of yarn ...

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