I have participated in several projects so far, from making bracelets to embellishing flip flops. Each and every project has gone to benefit a worthwhile cause, helping those less fortunate then us. My most favorite projects were Project 17: Aprons for Haiti and Project 23, which was pillowcase dresses for girls in Africa. Both of these projects allowed me to express my personality through my craft, but it was an opportunity for me to offer something beautiful and useful for those who need it most.
We don’t do this for the personal gain, and like many who sew & craft, we do this for the pure joy of helping our fellow man. We use the talents God gave us to give bit of joy to others, to let them know people care and most of all, to offer a ray of hope when all seems hopeless.– Jowanda K. Wiseman (more…)

Worthwhile Causes

My kids and I discovered Craft Hope by buying the book at JoAnnes, we were hooked!!! We formed a Craft Club of my daughters friends and started crafting hope. We have participated in several of the online projects, but also done projects from the book for local charities. Favorites were super hero capes, pet toys for animal shelters, and fancy flip flops. A very powerful one was making washable pads for girls. This helped my girls to really see challenges facing girls around the world. Thank you!

Bernice Cavalluzzi

helped my girls see challenges around the world

Watching my sweet friend, Jade, start Craft Hope filled me with joy and awe. Often, I wanted to get involved with the projects, but didn’t. Then, a project was announced that was close to home. Very close. Helping our family celebrate our son completing his chemo treatments for Leukemia, Craft Hope launched the Littlest Warriors – hats and bags for kids with cancer. I was overwhelmed daily with the love and generosity of people, the world over, showering love, healing words, time, and kindness on children who have no choice but to be brave. So many gifts arrived over a couple of months that our mailman refused to continue delivering packages to our home. Each package came with a note, detailing the time and thoughts that were put into making each item, and I was reminded about the immense humanity and kindness we all have within us when we choose to put someone else above ourselves. Craft Hope binds us all together as one people – showing each of us that we are greater than our differences, and kindness always matters. — Melanie Bimson, Colorado


kindness always matters

Thank you Craft Hope! In the past I participated in a knitted Hat/scarf project. I am currently working on finishing up a Quilt for the hurricane victims. I always follow along to see the good in the world!

Debra Thompsen, Roseville, CA

Good in the World

I am so excited that you will have a website again! I started with Project 11 after I found your book in a sweet little bookstore on a trip and have not missed one yet. The website really brought a feeling of community with people answering questions for one another and sharing ideas-thanks so much for giving us ways to make a difference- and finding groups-some of whom I still support with crafts!

Susan Workman

feeling of community

I have participated in projects for Craft Hope in the past. I was so inspired and in awe of everything you do, that I started my own version (locally) called Craft 4 Change. It is a very small group, but we have been at it for 7 years. Thank you for your dedication to serving others. May God continue to bless you and Craft Hope.

Robyne Cortes

I was so inspired