About Comfort Cases
You know that every quarter, FreshStitches picks a new charity in need of receiving lovingly made, crocheted stuffed animals. Last quarter’s drive, animals for Kids Need to Read, was a huge success… and I am over-the-moon excited about this one!
This quarter, we’re making stuffed animals to put in the backpacks distributed by Comfort Cases to children in foster care. Did you know that most foster children move from foster home to foster home with their belongings in a trash bag? Doesn’t that absolutely break your heart?
Comfort Cases is dedicated to providing foster children with a backpack (and some supplies) of their very own. And we’re going to be making stuffed animals to add to the packs! For children without families who can rotate through a number of homes, a handmade stuffed animal is just a little reminder to a sweet child that they’re cared for.
When I began organizing FreshStitches charity drives, my first goal was to connect with local foster care systems. However, when I contacted them, they told me they were simply too overwhelmed to collect and distribute stuffed animals. That’s why a charity like Comfort Cases is so important. They’re collecting and distributing supplies for foster kids, a task that is too logistically complicated for the overworked foster care systems to do themselves. I am so happy to have found them!
(As a total aside, I highly recommend the touching movie Butter, about an adopted girl who doesn’t really believe she’s been adopted permanently… there’s a super-sweet moment when she finally decides to unpack her little suitcase.)
How to Donate
We’ve connected with Robyn, a Comfort Cases volunteer, who will be collecting our stuffed animals to put into backpacks. She has a current request for 450 backpacks… so start crocheting!
This sweet duckie is April’s exclusive pattern for Ami Club members… join to download!
When you have finished an animal (or a few!), mail them to: Robbyn Lessig, 3671 Cottage Pines Lane, Spring, Texas, 77386.
I know we can get together a huge collection! And I know we specialize in crocheted animals, if you want to sew or knit a stuffed animal, feel free to send those along, too!
We also have a giveaway that just started today for Ami Club members! You can win the yarn you’ll need for May’s pattern as well as a big collection of eyes!
Head on over to this thread to enter! I’ll pick a winner Tuesday, April 25th!