Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and, to honor Dr. King's legacy of service to his community, our university hosts a Day of Caring where people sign up to work on service projects all around the city. The thought is that just having the day off to do nothing wasn't really what Dr. King and his tireless efforts were all about. The Education Students Advisory Council, the group that I am President of, decided to hold one of our Crafters for a Cause events today to do service for others.
The 15 blankets shown here were made in the two hour crafting session for Crafters for a Cause (CFC). CFC is the organization I started at school last semester that makes blankets for wounded soldiers overseas and for infants and children here in the US going through traumatic events. Check out the websites for Project Linus and Soldiers Angels-Blankets of Hope for organizations in your area that make blankets for those in need. It takes minimal crafting skills and doesn't take much time to do. In the 3 sessions we had last semester we made 101 blankets for people in need. We hope to make even more this semester! We already have 15 down and we have 3 more sessions left to go!!