Monday, December 17, 2012

When Tragedy Strikes

griefI don’t think we will ever be able to make sense of the tragic death of 28 people, 20 of them children.

My heart just hurts for the families of those killed and also for the family of the killer.

I wanted to share a message that I got the other day because I thought this was an example of moving past the paralysis of grief:

“This yarn shop is near the elementary school where the tragedy in Newton happened today.  If you would like to send something to help those affected, here is the information for you to donate to.

Our hearts are with those lost in today's tragedy in Newtown. To all of the mothers & fathers, brothers & sisters, and the entire community of Sandy Hook, we are thinking of you and stand with you.

This is just in the beginning stages, but we'd like to organize a donation effort for the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School. We'd like to collect KNITTED/CROCHETED STUFFED ANIMALS/TOYS and deliver them to the little ones in Newtown, CT to try to offer comfort during this unimaginably tragic & confusing time.

If you have a pattern, feel free to use it. If you need suggestions, Ravelry has plenty of free patterns. Here is a link

If you're not a member, join. It's free and you won't regret it. Use scrap yarn! Use different colors of leftovers! Do whatever you can! Thank you so much for your contribution, and again, our thoughts are with you, Sandy Hook. ♥

Knitting/crocheting community-come together to support our community.

Drop off or
The Yarn Barn
1666 Litchfield Turnpike
Woodbridge, CT 06525
Call (203)389-5117 with any questions.”

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1 comment:

Nancy McCarroll said...

Thank you for the link, Pat. I might just whip up a Christmas mouse or two.