Tuesday, October 07, 2008

More Hope!

Well, the Hopps for Hope project has gone a wee bit over schedule. That is entirely my fault. I am sloooow. Really, ask Tracyb or Jax, or, well, just about anyone who has ever seen me with fiber near me...Oh, look something shiny. See, it happened again!

It should be in the mail Thursday. Let’s say Friday just to be safe. Prize winners, that means you too.

But wait!!!! Cancer never rests! That means we can’t either! Are you bored? Don’t know what to knit? Whip up a quick prayer shawl and send it to

HOPE Lodge
129 Jefferson SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Stitching Memories in Portage, MI and Threadbear Fiber Arts, Lansing, MI WERE also local drop off points. Please call before making a donation to those locations.

If you have more questions proach1015 (ravelry) is heading up this awesome project.

Full Hope Lodge info from Pam…

          HOPE LODGE and Prayer Shawls

Hope Lodge, in downtown Grand Rapids , is open to guests. It is a housing option for cancer patients, sponsored entirely by the American Cancer Society. Cancer patients being treated in Grand Rapids may choose this free, comfortable and safe option instead of staying in the hospital, a hotel or dealing with long daily travel. Also, guests may have a family member or friend stay with them. This eases the financial burden to patients and their families by offering free lodging along with a supportive and encouraging environment.

We want to present each guest with a prayer shawl. These are knitted or crocheted by volunteers who know that the shawl will not only provide warmth ( which is so needed when you are going through treatment) but also the guest will know that someone took the time to give of themselves. Trust me, the person who makes a prayer shawl is given back as much as the guest who receives it!

If you would like to help with the prayer shawls- feel free to contact me- Pam Roach at proach1015@yahoo.com or1-616- 457-2453. This will be an on going project- please join us in ‘giving back’. Thank you, Pam


pam said...

Thank you to all of you who are helping with this project of the prayer shawls. I can never ever tell you how much it means to me to have these beautiful shawls to give to all the cancer 'guests'. Pam Roach

Knit and fall back in it said...

I'll see what I can come up with. You are so awesome, I don't know how you do it.