Saturday, June 16, 2012

Project Hope

On June 13, 2012, I was contacted by a wonderful woman named Vanessa.  She had been searching Etsy for security, lovey and snuggle blankets and had come across my Snuggle Puppy pattern.  She then contacted me and asked if I would be interested in donating some of the finished items.  This is when I was introduced to Laura and her project Project Hope.

Laura has been blessed with four sweet and precious little babies that she was only able to hold in her arms for a short time because they went on to be with the Lord. You can read more about them here.  She also has three other children who are healthy and strong.

(Click on the picture to find out more about Laura and her family.)

Through Laura's loss...Project Hope was born.  After losing two of her babies, Grace and Faith, Laura received a box from the hospital.  It was a handmade box filled with items like a small prayer printed on a sheet of paper, crocheted booties and hat, a silver coin hand stamped with the word "HOPE", small blanket an other keepsakes.  In Faith's box was a pink bear snuggle blanket with angel wings.  Laura told herself then that she would have another baby girl one day and give her that special blanket.  And through God's goodness and promise, she did.

After Laura's daughter Mia was born, The Lord kept putting it on Laura's heart that there were other mom's out there that needed this same hope to hold onto. In  2011, Laura, with the help of Threads of Love, put together and donated 50 boxed to donate to area hospitals for mother's who have lost a baby.  This year Laura would like to be able to put together at least 100 boxes.  This is where you and anyone you know can help.

Laura is looking for the following items, to fill these boxes, and the help needed to make this happen...

-A committee to help with planning the craft event {local would be great because I would love to get together for planning meetings} 
-Etsy shop, business owners, or handmade shops that would like to donate an item for the memory boxes.
-Etsy Shop, Business owners or handmade shops who like to donate items for door prizes at the craft event. 
-Monetary Donations toward the purchase of the boxes, craft supplies, or the caskets.
-100 Lovies/Bears 
-Bloggers who would like to place a button on your blog for the duration of the project and possibly posting about it to help spread the word.
-Someone with graphics design skills who can help with the buttons and logo.  
-Anyone and everyone with a heart to help spread hope.
***all business and shop owners will be included with links in a blog post as well shout outs on twitter*** 

Project Hope will officially begin June 19th, 2012 and run through August 19th, 2012.  

If you would like to help, you can contact Laura through her blog by using the contact page.  I am going to donate some of the snuggle puppies and try to design a bear or something similar to send.  If you would like to make one of my snuggle puppies to donate please contact me through my comments page and let me know.  I know, that with God's help, together we can send Laura enough to reach and surpass her goal of 100 boxes. Please help spread the about Laura and her cause!!!

To find a Thread's of Love in your area please visit their Website.

(All pictures used came from Laura's blog and are not my own.)


  1. I could not have written this better. Wow, thank you so much for sharing with your readers! So so thankful for your heart to help!


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