Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Keep Calm and Craft On for Charity

As soon as I can get the tags ready, I'll be sending these off to South Dakota, where these knitted goods will be distributed on the Pine Ridge Reservation. This Native American reservation is on of the poorest places in the United States, with a per capita income of $4,000. (Isn't that shameful in this country?)
About a decade ago, I wrote a story for a magazine about a murder that occurred there, and I learned a lot about how white America created and maintains the poverty in Indian Country. 

So, this is my little contribution: one baby blanket, three scarves, four pairs of childrens's mittens, and one pair of women's mitts. 

I know, it's not much. But it's more than nothing.

If you want to knit for Pine Ridge, see the Ravelry group: For the Children of Pine Ridge. It is a very organized group that gets knitted items into the hands of people who need them.

And join us for Keep Calm Craft On at Frontier Dreams.

13 comments:

  1. What a generous contribution! I am sure they will be cherished and worn!

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  2. What beautiful items to go to those who actually need them. God bless you!

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  3. How nice to find a welcome home for your precious projects!

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  4. I will send some there! i have some to donate. Thanks for teh link

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  5. That is a horrifying figure.

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  6. Argh! Hit publish too soon -- kudos to you for raising awareness and donating hand knits.

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  7. Gorgeous pieces and a very deserving cause (although horrifying).

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  8. Someone will be very happy to get all of those things. The blanket is really gorgeous!

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  9. What a lovely way to do something practical to help a very deserving cause

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  10. Such a lovely collection of knits for a good cause. Your something to give and share is a wonderful gift.

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  11. $4,000? That is insane. I am going to check out the group, thank you for posting about it.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  12. Nice work! Don't under rate your contribution! I'm sure all your items will be much appreciated, especially now as fall moves into winter.

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