This week, I’m crocheting with a special purpose. It’s fall again and time for the fourth annual Softies for Mirabel drive (more on what Mirabel is below). I first learned about Softies for Mirabel last year from Amber at Cthulhu Crochet. Her post this week reminded me that I was planning to get in on it too. I’d actually already made one Cuddly Cthulhu for it, and I want to make at least 2 more Cthulhus for it this week.
When I’m doing, I’ll post pics here and on the Facebook page.
The drive has an awesome Flickr group which posts pics of what crafters are donating. You can use it for inspiration or just enjoy all the awesome giving that people are doing.
You can sign up for the drive here.
If You Make Amigurumi/Stuffies/Softies, Why Not Give?
If you’ve got the skills to make something for this group, why not do it? I adored my stuffies as a kid; we had adventures and shared secrets. These toys are going to kids in at-risk situations or who’ve suffered a great deal of loss and neglect…these kids need stuffies even more (and other things the Mirabel Foundation provides). The Softies for Mirabel drive takes all kinds of softies for all kinds of kids. From the site:
Toys can be knitted, crocheted or sewn. Keep in mind that some toys will go to cute lil babies, so we need some without buttons and other choking hazards. But we also need some for older kids too :: so make the kind of toy YOU would love to receive.
What is Mirabel?
From the Mirabel Foundation website
Mirabel assists children who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental illicit drug use and are now in the care of extended family (kinship care). Mirabel believes that every child deserves a childhood and its mission is to break the destructive cycle of addiction.
Mirabel supports children aged 0-17 years and works at restoring a child’s sense of self-worth, belonging and hope for the future in order for them to reach their full potential as young adults
So if you’ve got some crafting skills and even a little time, why not make something to send? Shipping to Australia is surprisingly reasonable.