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 ENDING 12/31/14!
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. The contest ends on December 31, 2014.
PART TWO: This may make you want to put down those Christmas projects and take a little time to knit or crochet one (or two) items 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 enough yarn to make an Alice's Embrace prayer shawl or lap blanket. Vera Bradley has generously donated a few gorgeous Vera Bradley tote bags for this special contest. These bags are so nice and sturdy and really are terrific project bags. Again, the yarn won from this contest is intended to go to an Eskaton memory care resident who is suffering with Alzheimer's Disease. You can take a look at the Facebook posting to see the beautiful bags that will be donated for this contest. Knit or crochet quickly....this is an exciting and fun contest and we don't want you to miss out.
DELIVERY ON DECEMBER 18TH was a huge success
Our much anticipated delivery has happened. It could not have come to fruition without all of you! Thank you for your many hours of knitting and crocheting. We, and the recipients of an Alice's Embrace lap blanket or prayer shawl, are so appreciative. Please go to our Facebook page to see pictures and read a little about this special morning.