Project 21: Rally for Roma

Hope.

One simple word that means so much.

Hope shines, motivates, energizes, believes, and endures. Hope brings people together. Strangers from across the globe. United in a cause greater than themselves. To spread HOPE.

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Without further ado, I am excited to announce { Project 21 } Rally for Roma. We have been called upon by Another Child Foundation in a partnership to fill a container with LOVE to send to Romania this summer. Each year ACF sends a container of items to Romania to prepare for the harsh winter. This year, Craft Hope will be on board.

Another Child Foundation’s mission is to reach, teach, and transform the lives of orphaned and at-risk children in Romania. They work directly with children and families in Roma communities to help change generational ideas of prejudice, to help keep families together in extreme poverty, and to help education and encourage orphans and at-risk children, so that they can be productive members of their society.

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Romanian winters are rough. Especially, when gypsy families in the Tarnaveni community are living in condemnded, Soviet era apartment buildings with little or no electricity for heat. Most of the apartment buildings have huge gaps in the walls or broken windows, so there is basically no way of shutting their homes off from the cold and snow. At the end of the summer each year, ACF sends a container of humanitarian aid to Romania. Craft Hope will help to fill the container with blanketshats, and scarvesto help keep these precious people warm and sickness free during the winter.

We would love for you to join us and send HANDMADE blankets, hats, and scarves.

There are no specifics. They can be for babies, kids, and adults. They can be sewn, crochet, or knit. There are no size requirements or specifications. Any donation will be way above and beyond what most people have now. Our objective is warmth… and HOPE, of course.

The deadline for Project 21 is May 20, 2013.

Please send in your handmade blankets, hats, and scarves to us at:

Craft Hope

c/o Jessica Huettel

2930 Manila Lane

Houston, TX 77043

A huge thank you to Jessica for contacting me and making us aware of Another Child Foundation’s mission.

As always, please leave a comment on this post if you’d like to participate in this project. Also, please share this post on facebook and your blog. It takes one person to make a big difference.

“It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” — Anne Frank

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