We will support these missions by making tote bags, hats, scarves & mittens, quilts, blankets, hats, pillowcases, and whatever else is needed that we can make with fabric, yarn, and other textiles.
Wheeler Mission is a shelter located in Indianapolis, IN. They can house up to 112 women and children at one time:
Wheeler Mission Ministries is a non-denominational, Christian, social services organization, which provides critically needed goods and services to the homeless, poor, and needy of central Indiana without regard to race, color, creed, national origin or religion. (From Wheeler Missions website)
Life Centers explains what they’re all about:
The mission of Life Centers is to affirm the value of life by providing a network of care to those experiencing pregnancy-related crisis and by compassionately presenting Biblical truth resulting in changed lives to the glory of God.
Helping women in unexpected pregnancy situations is a special way of sharing Christ’s compassion, love and hope. Life Centers affirms the value of life in this way by providing a network of care that includes counseling, healing support and resources that explain the truth about life. (From Life Centers website)
Riverview Cancer Center is in our local hospital:
Riverview Cancer Center has some of the area’s best oncologists, nurses and staff who practice the art of healing every day. They using the most advanced technologies available in cancer diagnosis and treatment including PET/CT and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Our expert team provides guidance from diagnosis through recovery, including comprehensive quality care, a multidisciplinary team approach, education, information about clinical trials and new treatment options, and much more. (From Riverview Hospital’s website)
Jubilee Spree’s story is a fun one to tell. Jubilee Spree was built from the passion to empower and equip women and girls living in a remote, rural village in Kenya who have extraordinary strength and ambition but few means to realize their potential. I met these ladies while working as a volunteer with Jubilee Village Project (www.jubileevillage.org), a non-profit organization determined to help villagers in Kager, Kenya, rise above poverty and become self-sustaining.
Women in Kager now earn money (making crocheted hats) to feed their families, pay children’s school fees and even save a little. They have been equipped to produce a quality product, and are paid a fair wage for their work.
The hats are shipped to volunteers in Indiana who embellish each one with yarns, ribbons, bows and other cool things which make each one unique. (From Jubilee Spree website)
Contact Linn Asbury (317) 490-7239 or email her at Linnasbury@aol.com.