Any of you who know me personally, know how strongly I feel about knitting for our littlest citizens. Today I want to introduce you to a group that I have held in high esteem for more than a few years. God's Tiny Angels, a very active group with hundreds of members and followers.
I know that not all of my readers knit or crochet. God's Tiny Angels has provisions for you to give a couple of skeins of yarn to their project. S before I launch into my description of what fiber artists can give I want you ALL to know that there's a place for you in the Tiny Angels Army :) According to http://danettesangels.tripod.com/about.html One 8 ounce skein of yarn is enough to make a small blanket AND a hat for a preemie baby! How cool is that?
God's Tiny Angels began in 1999, and is still growing. The lovely lady to originally set up the main web page has since passed away but her legacy lives on at http://godstinyangelspatterns.blogspot.com/ Most of you, I'm sure, are aware that the patterns you see on the blogspot are for charity purposes only and really shouldn't be exploited for other purposes. I feel very strongly about that issue. These charity groups work VERY hard to provide patterns specifically written for the needs of their focus group. If the patterns are copied, or worse yet sold, then this takes away from the original purpose of the patterns.
Yesterday I had a chat with one of the managers of God's Tiny Angels Facebook page. I wanted to know from their perspective, what their current needs were. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gods-Tiny-Angels/106733879382872?sk=timeline. In reply to my query, I received a lovely response: "Hi Lyn, we can use anything from Preemie to newborn We always need newborn blankets, hats, booties, sweaters, etc and for the preemie blankets 20x20, hats to fit 3-5 lbs, going home outfits and of course the demise gowns."
You might ask what a "demise" set is... well, its exactly what the name implies. Some of our littlest citizens become angels and their parents are in need of clothing in which to lay them to rest. Organizations like God's Tiny Angels and Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep provide these sets. It takes a special kind of person to understand, these needs.
I have some very wonderful, understanding and thoughtful readers, followers, and customers. Knowing that they accept not only handmade items, but store bought and gently used items along with skeins of yarn, there are many ways to get involved :) Thank you and have a beautiful Sunday.
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