Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Project Update

Thank you for all the generous donations we have received thus far:

Monetary: $932 received - Goal $2,500 (which is what we need to do the April one-week workshop and to pay the women 1/2 of the profit of the next batch of bags. We cannot have the women wait until we sell the bags in order to get paid.)

Yarn Donations: 
We now have enough yarn for 156 bags - 244 bags to go (we need to bring enough yarn to make more 400 bags)
Crochet hooks: 
166 hooks (I am increasing the total # of hooks needed to a higher # since they are different sizes)
In addition to having the ladies who are participating in the fanm pou fanm crochet the Haitian Market Bags, they will be learning how to crochet several types of hats. Aren't these cute?

April Hat #1 
April Hat #2
Each hat takes 200 yards of DK or worsted weight yarn. We made these hats out of cotton and cotton/linen yarn. However, we can also use acrylic yarn for these hats. I will be posting more photos as we finish some of the prototype garments and accessories that we will be teaching the ladies to make. 
PLEASE  keep the donations coming! We need your continued support.

Monetary Donations:
International Child Foundation, Inc. 
11449 N. Mandarin Lane 
Tucson, AZ 85737
Make checks payable to “International Child Foundation” and make a note on the check that it is for the “Fanm pou Fanm, Haiti” project.
Or you may make a donation at - then click on the paypal button, make sure to mark the donation “fanm pou fanm, Haiti”. 
International Child Foundation is a 501(c)(3).
Yarn & Crochet Hook Donations:
Fanm pou Fanm
6711 Denny Ave
N Hollywood, CA 91606

Do you want to volunteer to teach crochet and other skills to the women in the project? We can always use volunteers. Please email if you would like more information.

1 comment:

  1. Bon voyage and good luck to you both and all the ladies! Please take photos. Looking forward to hearing about the trip!