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FYI I recently saw a Samaritans video regarding the Coronavirus crisis in the Navaho community.

If you like crocheting washcloths, hand towels etc please consider sending to the Little Singer Community.  Address can be found at friends of Pine Ridge website along with other items of need (crochet, knit, sewn or supplies) or ask me for the addy.

 

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Hi Diana- Please message me the addy for this project. It's a bit close to home since my niece (by marriage) is Navajo and still has many relatives on the rez. I'd really like to help. In the meantime, I'll text her to find out if she has any other projects to help them. They're biggest problem is getting food and water to them since they live so remotely. All Arizona tribes are in trouble with the covid-19, more than most know. For some time it wasn't even on the news.

Thank you and stay safe and healthy.

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Starting on another package with assorted items.  Plan to ship in October.  Have several washcloths and will make more along with hats.  
one c2c ghan done and in the box. I like making an assortment of items and read ( FoPRR) they need baby, toddler and items for elders in the Little Singer community too.  Roughly 110 children in the school.

 

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I received a bag of sock yarn from my moms friend.  Made a pair of roughly shoe size 1-2 child-youth crochet socks.  Adding to box

Side note: noted on my calendar August 14 is National Navajo Code Talkers Day. Never noticed that before
 

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I made another hat and looked for a slipper sock pattern I have used for PRR. Been awhile my goal is to make several for 6-7 year old  This pair turned out for about 3-4 years old now I know how much to adjust. 🙃

 

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A couple of us belong to two Ravelry groups that send to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.  One group collects squares and assembles afghans to send.  The other group sends just about anything you can think of----sometimes collecting money for needed big ticket items.  It is absolutely heartbreaking that the need is so great.  Your items will be greatly appreciated.

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59 minutes ago, bgs said:

A couple of us belong to two Ravelry groups that send to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.  One group collects squares and assembles afghans to send.  The other group sends just about anything you can think of----sometimes collecting money for needed big ticket items.  It is absolutely heartbreaking that the need is so great.  Your items will be greatly appreciated.

I started supporting PRR in 1997 for 20 plus years.  Variety of groups and then BOJ and younger ones.  Finite income does put a damper on my charitable nature.  Glad there is ongoing support on Ravelry.  No longer subscribed. This will be my last donation parcel as shipping is so high nowadays and will no doubt be climbing.  Thank you for your reply. 🙂

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Yes shipping is very expensive. Many times it would be a lot smarter just to send money. Sometimes it is a LOT better to buy that item on Line & let them ship straight to that donation place. Because, the value of that package could be a lot less than shipping cost. Not mentioning all that work put in to make those items...

I am saying that from my experiences... Right now I can buy at Costco very warm, very thick (double layered) blanket that washes very well and will last for many years..for little over 30 Bucks.  About 4 years ago I crochet a blanket for my friend. Shipping charge for that blanket was about 35 Bucks PLUS about 50 Bucks for yarn & a LOT of my time crocheting that.. Since that was for my friend  it was fine with me. I wanted for him to have a hand made gift from me. When it comes to donations-helping other in need we need to make those donations with some thinking how we spending our money..??. What I am trying to say we need to avoid waste so we will be able to help more... "Drop-off" handmade items that works very well.

Another time I was ready to ship some of my yarn to help a person asking for yarn, I meet on Line in one of crochet groups. After I weighted that box full of yarn & find out how mush shipping will cost. I went on Line to Joann.com. RHSS yarn was on sale and shipping was $1,99. I bought 5 of those BIG- 1 pound balls and shipped from Joann.com to that person. Cost for all of that new yarn from Joann.com was about the same as I would payed for shipping my yarn to her. She was very happy so was I !! :).

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I agree Krys. However what is sensible vs inspiring goes into play.  Lol. It’s a two way process of getting enjoyment for creating and giving and learning the joy it brought to the receivers.  I did stop making blankets and switched to sweaters or cardigans and sending fleece blankets for the babies.   But even crocheted blankets are better than none. They can use them to fill in drafty areas etc

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