If you or someone you know has lost a precious newborn baby, you can sympathize with the founder of this knitting charity. Care Packages, Inc. collects knitted baby layettes to donate to families who are facing or grieving the loss of a newborn. If you would like to knit for charity and donate items, here are the details.
Knitting charity for babies
Melanie Odette was thrilled when she received the news that she was expecting twins. The excitement soon vanished when she began having complications and delivered her twin boys early at 30 1/2 weeks. Three days later, Robby, one of their twins passed away due to complications. Melanie and her husband were able to hold Robby as he passed away, bundled in a hand-crocheted blanket donated to the hospital by volunteers. This blanket is one of the very few things they have to remember Robby. Realizing that many other families have to face the heartbreak that she and her husband faced, Melanie knew she had to do something to help. She founded a knitting for charity group called Care Packages, Inc. Care Package, Inc. is a non-profit organization that accepts donations of baby layette items. The organizer and founder then matches the layettes and donates them to different hospitals. You can help Melanie with her labor of love in one of two ways. You can knit your item or items and mail them to her or you can start a branch of Care Packages, Inc in your area. If you would like to knit layette items and donate them, you can send them to Melanie at: Melanie Odette 4876 Woods Edge Road Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Start your own branch of Care Packages, Inc.
If you would like to organize a group of volunteers in your area and start your own branch of Care Packages, Inc., you need to do several things. First, find knitters in your area that are interested in the project. Next, contact your area hospitals and find out the needs they have and if they would be interested in accepting donations. Once you have accomplished these two things, find a meeting place and set a date, once every week or once every month, when the knitters can get together, socialize, and knit to help these bereaved families. Melanie is still grieving for her lost son, but is finding comfort by helping others. Knitting charities like this one often provide healing for the founder and the recipients. If you would like to help families at a sad time in their life, consider this knitting charity. You’ll have the benefit of knitting sweet baby items and helping families in need at the same time.