I'm back and so is Craft 4 Change!
Our fall/winter project is always the same...hats and scarves for our homeless. Those that know me, know that my heart aches for them and I can't even imagine living on the streets, in shelters or tents. If we make one persons day better by showing them a little warmth and love, well...it's all worth it.
This year we are sharing our love with two organizations that I have come to know and love.
The first is Mercy Pedlars of Sacramento, which was started this past summer by Sister Libby Fernandez. You may remember her from Loaves and Fishes. She and other volunteers are bicyclers and tricyclers reaching out to men and women experiencing homelessness on the streets. Mercy Pedlars believe that by "welcoming the stranger" with a sense of dignity, respect and love that God's mercy will be present. They approach someones space or allow someone to enter their space, in a non-judgmental, warm and hospitable manner. They tow a small trailer with coffee, water, snacks, socks and basic first aid supplies to our friends that need it.
The second is The Father's Heart Ministry, also of Sacramento. It was founded and is run by my friend Sherril Hogue, whom I met at Twin Lakes Food Bank. It is a street ministry for our homeless friends. They don't have a church...they ARE the church! They hit the streets every Saturday evening and bring the word of God to those in need, thru sermon, music, prayer, and testimony. They set up in various parking lots, providing food, friendship and love.
Both of these women are amazing women of God and I am honored to know them.
So, let's get started and provide as many hats and scarves as we can to these wonderful organizations doing amazing work. I know it is a little late in getting started, but I have confidence in all of you life changers!
Knit, crochet, no-sew fleece...anything goes! If you don't have time to make anything this time, we will also be collecting gloves and socks!
Deadline: December 8th
When you are finished with your items, please send an email to Craft4change@hotmail.com or leave a message on our Facebook page and I will make arrangements to collect them.