Thursday, May 06, 2010

Off to Liberia!

My bags are going to Liberia... my bean bags! I made these for Craft Hope's current project. A school in Liberia wanted some of these to help their kids learn letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. The commercially produced products were too expensive for them, so Craft Hope came to the rescue!

People all over the world are making these. I made mine in honor of Kelley Rae!





I made a bag for my bags, and tomorrow I'll send them off to their first stop in Virginia. From there they will go on to Liberia, to these sweet kids:



who go to school here:



If you don't know your history, Liberia recently suffered through some terrible years of war. Many children were left without parents. This project is called Liberia Orphan Education Project. I was happy to help!

3 comments:

goodnightgram said...

OMG! When I called up your blog, the only thing I saw was the title of your post. I thought you retired early and were going out of the country!!! Well - I can see that your heart has been sent to Liberia. You are such a good person.

Michele Bilyeu said...

Wonderful project and such a great job of helping with it. Love the extra touch of the alphabet bag to carry them in!

Pat said...

What a fun blog entry! Such fun in sharing and thank you for sharing with us too!