Just now getting started.
I got a request today from a lady in a near by city to see if my pony was still available (we had to give her up......landlord ). She would be enough but her and a colt would be a bit much here so I posted Ginger on our local freecycle. I got this e-mail from a lady that wanted Ginger (she was already gone at this point to her new home on a 25 acre farm)
The lady's e-mail to me inquiring about Ginger:
Re: **OFFER: Carousel Pony I would love to have this pony she would be great for my at risk kids riding program...do you have a phone number where I can call you. My name is cristy and i live in madisonville. We have 8 acres with a pond and is fenced.
I let her know that Ginger was already gone. I thought about what she had just written to me, about her at risk kids.
I wrote this back to her:
Let me ask you this. I have a crochet forum. The ladys do for charities along by making squares and sending them to one person that joins them together.......then they are donated to different places for kids, babys, elderly.....such as that who are in need, or just need a good hug along the way. Could you use such as this with the kids that come there to your place? I could maybe put something together and send it through you for them. Something for each age level. Let me know what you think
kathy, I am in madisonville, ky...I volunteer at two places. I volunteer at and assisted living facility and there are a few people there that I know of that could use a special gift of love just like that.. and also the shelter that I volunteer at were the kids that are in my program are would love to have some blankets all age groups, when some of these kids (and adults) leave their homes to come into shelter they have nothing. And something to hold onto would give them some security, something that was theirs..... I think that is a great idea. I dont know much about crocheting..but maybe i could come up there one weekend and you could show me how to do it. I could get into the act as well.
thanks and God Bless You for your thought.
I have never done this before, but have always wanted to, but here goes...I feel this stronge urging to do this that I have to follow it. I know it is coming from the Lord. This will be my first ever to put together something like this for the kids in need of a handmade hug......and from what (?>"*^) says, there are others here that so need our handmade gifts as well. I am going to put this together and get it all set up to start something for the kids, and then the others here. God's Hand I Feel Is Leading This Desire In Me To Do This. My son winning Ginger in a drawing at a fishing pay lake grand opening last spring. Us Getting to have and enjoy Ginger for a few months, to now finding this great need here right in my neck of the woods. It is so wonderful just how God works. Needing to find a new home for Ginger, lead these kids to finding us. I am going to pray on this and get something planned and set up here in a day or so with all of the perticulars and then I will post it here. I need your prayers for God's help in putting this together. It will be my first and I am not sure just how to begin. I know I need to get up some free patterns and yarn choice for the squares......and something for each age group......... my main need right now is to get this put together in a good organized fashion. Thanks for you prayers in advance, and any helpful tips and advice on how to's and such are so welcome. Thanks for reading this and I hope that maybe you guys can send a square or two now and again
I just got this from her in my e-mail now as I typed the above:
kathy, this is something that i do out of my barn. I have horses that I know the kids will be safe on and we just teach them proper horse care, and then when they have accomplished that we start them in riding lessons...in the round pen. After that another lady takes them that is more advanced when they deciede that the like english, western, jumping or show... and teaches them about showing, clothes, all that...I just have the beginning of the program started now. thanks cristy but with the blankets, you can do this for any shelter... there is a domestic violence shelter in your area.. they always need volunteers and they always need creative things that people can do to brighten the stress level of the people in the shelter.