You can SHARE this website or the Facebook Page with your friends. Mention the project to people at work, church, Synagogue, Bible Study groups, women's or men's organizations or needlework/knitting clubs.
If you belong to a pro-Life group, bring this to their attention. If you are with the media or have a media contact give them the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
You are welcome to provide pink, white or blue ribbons that honor wanted babies that you or a family member has lost due to miscarriage or stillbirth, or early death. It will be pinned to a square of the blanket. Use 1 small ribbon, 1/4" - 1/2" wide.
This question is asked a lot, and although I have some ideas and answers, it may not be exactly what I plan. I'm not The One in charge. I'd like to see it used in Pro-Life Marches or as an instructional aid at churches and schools. I was able to wear one at a State "Right to Life" March in January 2020. The 9 Squares are sewn into a Section and 2 Sections can become a" Poncho" to be used for the marches. (There's a video on the Facebook Page that shows this, as well of a picture of me "wearing" one.)
I'd like to meet with groups from each State that attend the large March for Life rally in DC. I could supply them the number of Sections that represent the unfortunate numbers from their own state and they could also be used for State Rallies.
If the Blanket does not find a permanent home after fulfilling its first purposes, it can be dismantled into the Sections and distributed to charity organizations that focus on children. I had several people at the "Right to Life" March ask me where they could buy one! I suppose they could be sold and the proceeds going to various Pro-Life groups or to Charitable Childrens' Causes. Rest assured that it will be used and displayed at as many places and venues that can be arranged and will not just disappear.
There needs to be consistency for the most visual impact, so follow the instructions for KNIT or CROCHET. If you wish to honor a living child or a much wanted NeverBorn that was lost, attach a small ribbon with a safety pin when you mail your squares.
Please do NOT use a knitting machine. It makes a real statement knowing every stitch was done by someone who truly cares for these NeverBorn.
I ask that everyone contribute their personal time, money and energy. However, if there is no other way you can help and really want to, please see the information below regarding The Lightcatcher Foundation.
Please do! This is very much a grass roots effort and it will take a lot of Squares!
I'm glad you have your own personal cause. Unfortunately in today's world there's plenty to go around. Actually, many of the people participating ARE "Charity Knitters" and do other items for hospitals, the homeless and other needful groups.
This has been MY cause. It truly saddens me that abortion is used so casually as a means of birth control. We are the only species that deliberately chooses to kill its young in the womb. That horrifies me and offends me beyond words. From the comments and participation I receive, 99.9% are folks who feel much the way I do. I just want to honor those precious lives in some way.
At the beginning of 2020 I started a family charitable Foundation, The Lightcatcher Foundation. Its Mission Statement is as follows:
…to promote the life and well-being of children, both pre-born and through early childhood. This will include children’s shelters, pro-life causes, children’s hospitals and charitable feeding programs that focus on early childhood. It may also use grants as a means to help individuals who strive to make a better place for children by their selfless and dedicated effort.
It is a 501(c)3 registered in Arkansas.
Any donations can be mailed to The Lightcatcher Foundation, 1132 Kissinger Ave, Springdale, AR 72762