time of the year to help
A number of years, while volunteering at the locked facility in Corvallis for young female felons, I noticed a young woman crocheting a blanket. I asked her to teach me how to crochet and we started making baby blankets and gave them away to the Health Dept. of several counties.
When I returned from Liberia and looked at the photo of that precious baby girl with the club feet, I noticed she wasn't wearing a cap. All new borns in the US have a cap put on their head, to keep their body warmth in and the health community says that many lives are saved by containing that body heat.
A month ago I decided to find my crochet hook and make a couple of caps to send to the clinic at Camphor Mission school. When I told some of my sisters at church what I intended to do, many caps started to till the box I put up at the back of our church. I figure we'll soon have 100 caps to send.
NOW--I know there are some of you who knit or crochet and I challenge you to make a few caps to give away.
New born caps start out (crocheted) chain 4, join for loop, double crochet through loop for a total of 15, then double crochet twice in each loop for a total of 30. Double crochet each successive round until you have 9 rows down. If you want to make this larger for adult size (many local children need caps) start out by chaining 6, the rest of the directions are the same.
Want to mail them to Liberia? William Cleek, 19641 SW Eagle Pt. Rd., McMinnville, OR 97128 or give them to Salvation Army. Don't forget some canned goods for your local Food Bank. Isn't this a good time to share?