Alice's Embrace is devoted to providing hand-knit and hand-crocheted prayer shawls and lap blankets to those suffering from Alzheimer's Disease. We seek volunteers to knit and crochet the patterns that we have created. Through the loving hands of many generous and talented people, this endeavor will help ease the anxiety that is often present in those suffering from the disease.
HUMDINGER OF A CONTEST!
Excitingly, the Eskaton Foundation has offered to purchase yarn for eight lucky winners. Each winner will receive enough yarn to make a lap blanket or prayer shawl (using our patterns) for an Eskaton memory care resident. There are two parts to this fun contest, so be sure to pay attention!
PART ONE: We will be giving away yarn to make Alice's Embrace lap blankets and prayer shawls. Anyone can enter!! Please email us if you would like to be in a drawing to win some yarn to make an Alice's Embrace item. The finished items from this generous gift from the Eskaton Foundation are intended to go to residents in their memory care facilities. It will be wonderful to see which patterns are used when the items come back in, all completed.
PART TWO: This may make you want to put down those Christmas projects and take a little time to knit one (or two) of our patterns for Alice's Embrace. Those who donate an item (using one of our patterns) between October 1st and December 31st of this year will be entered into a drawing for one of three Vera Bradley tote bags full of yarn to make an Alice's Embrace prayer shawl or lap blanket. Vera Bradley has generously offered to donate a few Vera Bradley tote bags for this special contest. These bags are so nice and sturdy and oh! the amount of pockets! They really are terrific project bags! Again, the yarn donated for this contest is intended to be used to make a completed Alice's Embrace item that will come back to us and then given to a special person who is suffering with Alzheimer's Disease. Please go to our Facebook page to see a picture of these wonderful bags.
ALWAYS ACCEPTING NEW DONATIONS
We have a big delivery coming up which will take most of our stock on hand. We are in a continual need of Alice's Embrace donated items. Please go to the HOW TO HELP page to find out the steps required to help us. Remember that you can drop your donation off at one of our wonderful partnering yarns shops or send it in the mail directly to us. Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful donation.