Friday, November 19, 2010

Humanitarian Helpers Hits Newsstands in Mormon Times!

Thank you to Emily Jensen of Mormon Times (a division of Deseret News) for writing this great article about my humanitarian blog, Humanitarian Helpers! Mormon Times is distributed in Deseret News, Church News and Emily had contacted me about writing an article and I happily accepted.

(Click on the article to go to the Mormon Times online article.)

The article is also online.
The good word of humanitarian giving continues to spread! YEA!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Scarves for Military in Afghanistan

Donate handmade scarves for our troops!

Must be made from 100% wool or cotton. NO ACRYLICS please! No fleece per military requirements.

Tropical Sore Bandages

Are you a tropical sore bandage expert? But, you are no longer making them because the LDS Humanitarian room is no longer accepting them?

Well, thanks to Bev in Logandale, NV you now have a place to donate your bandages. Thanks for the link, Bev!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Charity Opportunities in Las Vegas, Nevada

A very helpful post on humanitarian opportunities in the Las Vegas, Nevada area on this post: Las Vegas Volunteer Opportunities

The whole blog is helpful, as well. The Las Vegas Humanitarian Service Room

Dolls for Worldwide Humanitarian Donations

Humanitarian Doll information at Dress a Girl Around the World.

Aren't these adorable?!

Tiny Blankets Needed for Fetal or Newborn Demise Donations

There is a blog called Greyson's Gift. The mother of Greyson has organized an effort for families dealing with fetal or newborn demise. She says:

"I am looking for your help. Hospitals all across the country are in need of small, very small, baby blankets. In cases of fetal demise, babies are so tiny, even the smallest nursery blanket is much too big to wrap around their tiny bodies. I know how parents feel when they are presented with their tiny baby, for the first and last time. Having to deal with a large blanket that doesn't fit, is a distraction. And, unnecessary. If you can sew or crotchet/knit, would you please help me to supply blankets for these mothers?"

What they need:
12" x 12" and 24" x 24" flannel receiving blankets, in small pink, baby blue, white, and yellow prints. Use your best judgement, we don't want the prints of the blankets to detract from very small babies.

The blankets also need to be double layered.

Where to send:
Meryntha Haro
4603 Oakview Dr.
Mansfield, Texas 76063

Continued good luck to you, Meryntha, on your quest to keep Greyson's memory alive with this noble cause.

Dress a Girl or a Boy Around the World

Patterns and information to dress a girl or a boy around the world! Also a pattern for a cute humanitarian doll.

Link: Dress a Girl Around the World

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Pillowcase Dresses for Africa

All information is at the following link:
Little Dresses for Africa

Monday, March 8, 2010

Project Linus - Blankets for Children in Need

Project Linus...what a great organization. This is a national organization that provides new, handmade, washable blankets to be given as gifts to seriously ill and traumatized children, ages 0 to 18. They accept handmade blankets of all sizes from smoke-free environments. All blanket styles are welcome, including quilts, tied comforters, fleece blankets, crocheted or knitted afghans and receiving blankets in child-friendly colors.

So, you can see that "the sky is the limit" on your creativity in giving to Project Linus! Please check out their website for many patterns and ideas. They also sell a "skip-stitch" blade for a rotary cutter. This enables you to cut holes to crochet around the edge of a blanket.

Click on the 2nd tab from the left "Chapter Listings" to find the chapter nearest you to drop off your blanket donations. (If you are in the Henderson, NV area - the drop off for blankets is at TGI Flowers at Green Valley and Santiago (by Green Valley High School). Debbie owns the shop and is the chapter head for the Clark County area.)

Keep this in mind for children, youth and adults to participate in. Anyone can finish off a blanket to donate to Project Linus!

Goodie Two Shoes - Local Las Vegas, NV Charity

Want to donate new shoes to children that may have never had new shoes? Contact Goodie Two Shoes. They literally bring a truck to a school in need and children and their parents can choose a new pair of shoes!

President Monson's Talk -- What Have I Done for Someone Today?

Here is a great link to a talk by the prophet of the LDS church, Thomas S. Monson. - Ensign Article - What Have I Done for Someone Today?