Handiworks of love
By Julie Hasling
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might…” (Ecclesiastes 9:10 NIV)
It began in the fall of 2017, after watching a video clip of handmade scarves being left on public benches during the winter months for the homeless. I thought, “I would love to do that!” Assuming it was just a passing thought, I mentioned it to a friend who challenged me, “So, why don’t you do it?” Challenge accepted and Project: Knitted Together was born!
By the spring of 2018 the group had grown to over twenty ladies of all ages and from all walks of life. They too had the desire to take a hobby and turn it into something useful for the destitute and displaced in our community. Our group makes items for the infant to the elderly—from booties to blankets. And to every item we attach a special note from God’s Word to bring hope and assurance that the One who created them also cares deeply for them.
Project: Knitted Together goes into nursing homes all over Acadiana to visit with the residents, leaving them a tangible gift of love. We also distribute our goods at non-profit events throughout the year such as the upcoming “Day of Thanksgiving” event scheduled for November 23rd.
This year we have a special addition! The Bombas sock company donated 2,500 pairs of men’s and women’s socks to us (specifically for the homeless.) We are so excited about providing these high-quality socks to those in need.
Moses prayed in Psalm 90:17, “Let the kindness of the Lord our God be over us. Make the work of our hands last. Make the work of our hands last!” (CEB)
With just a little effort, anyone can make a significant impact in the life of an unfortunate person in their area. Don’t let another busy month or year go by—make it a year of LASTING Kingdom purpose! Contact Julie Hasling at (337) 504-4454 or email email@example.com!
If you don’t know how to knit or crochet and would like to learn, we’d love to teach you! We have all the materials you’ll need; all you have to do is contact us.