Threads of Hope Team

Have you ever wondered how you could use your sewing skills, knitting or crocheting to make a difference?  Here’s how:

SOAR Kits-Sustainable Hygiene kits

The global need for helping girls and women manage their menstrual cycle has inspired the creation of sustainable washable pads. Now, women around the world sew the pads and send them to countries across the globe. Locally, ladies spend hours sewing washable pads to be hand delivered to the targeted areas by our organization.

“I love to sew, and this was something I had never thought of,” Keri said.

The washable pads are made through a multi-step process, and each completed kit includes two waterproof shields, eight inserts, washcloth, Ziploc bags, underwear, soap, clothespins, instructions, and a cloth bag to hold it all.  It may be that you are your group would be interested in helping us make these sustainable shields and inserts.  It takes hundreds of hours to make this happen, but together we can make a difference in a girls life.  If you are interested, then contact our office.

 

Do you have leftover yard from your crochet or knitting projects? Here is a wonderful idea for you and your friends who crochet or knit!

Vessels of Mercy International will take your handmade 8×8” knitted or crocheted squares and provide them to women in need. They are then taken overseas and women are taught how to assemble them into blankets or other creative items to help them provide for their families.

The people live in desperate conditions with no electricity, no access to clean water, and no viable means for the women to support themselves and their families. Every year Vessels of Mercy Intl. Mission’s teams spend time in these villages, doing Vacation Bible School and also conducting a large distribution of food, clothes, shoes, soap, detergent, tarps, cooking oil, toothbrushes and other basic necessities.

Our teams will take your handmade squares to the women and teach them how to assemble them into blankets and other practical items. The items can then be used for their families or taken to the marketplace and sold to help them buy food to feed their children. We also teach the women how to knit and crochet.

Here’s How It’s Done: 
Crochet or knit 8×8” squares, using closely-woven stitch patterns (for added warmth). TIP! Cut cardboard 8×8 to use as a guide for sizing.
Before tying off, leave a length of yarn approximately 2 1/2 yards long. (These long pieces will be used to assemble the squares together.)
Note: We have crochet patterns available and can email them to you!! Just contact us!
Getting the Squares to Us:
If you or your group would like to participate in this on-going project, please get in touch with us using the contact information on the back of this brochure so that we can make the necessary arrangements to get the squares into the hands of our mission’s teams!