Here are more of what I am planning on giving to the single mothers that are members of ESTHER Single Mother’s Outreach Ministry. Some of the items will be given to their children because I made them in a smaller size.
I have been crocheting since last November for Christmas 2017. Why so early a start? I was crocheting gift for my family then was told we were not getting together for Christmas. I then decided that I would gift them to the single mothers I used to attend a weekly Bible study with. So now I had a good start on what I am giving to them to say thank you for being a good friend.
Another reason I am crocheting for this group is because I have a large amount of yarn that my husband thinks it in the way of is hobby, trains. Some of my yarn is stored underneath his model train set up on a platform. I would like to use much of the yarn as I can so I can store less used items there. Much of the yarn used was left over from other projects or part of a skein some one had given me. This is a good why to make use of all this yarn.
In the slide show is just some of what I have been crocheting. All items are finished at the time I posted the pictures.
I have a need for a manikin so I can take better pictures of hats. I crochet much better than I take pictures of what I crochet.
ESTHER Single Mother’s Outreach
Founded in 2006
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the spiritual, emotional, & physical needs of single mothers and their children. We accomplish this by encouraging healthy relationships while providing mothers and children with a safe harbor for healing and restoration.
To bring COMPLETE wholeness to the hearts and minds of single mothers and their children.We are founded by a core of beliefs to:
Encourage: to inspire with courage and confidence. Strengthen: to make and grow stronger…Teach: impart knowledge and skills to help learn as by example. Help: to provide what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need. Equip: to prepare intellectually. Restore: to bring back to an original or former, more desirable condition.
I am now volunteering with a bread and food ministry at my church that also has a table that we put out used clothing for the taking. As I help hand out the food I noticed many children. Many of them look like they are wearing hand-me-down clothes. I have started to crochet hats to hand out when the weather gets colder here in sunny Florida. I am hoping that the parents and grandparents will give them to the little ones to wear during our short winter and then save them for them to wear the following year. Many of the hats will also fit the older children and the adults as I make them to fit me or larger. I also have scarves for them as well and for the adults. Some of the scarves are those fashion ruffle style that can be worn while dressed up in nicer clothes for going to parties or church. Many of them are more for fun or just warmth.