I'm helping my friend Michelle with a fund raising knitting marathon for her upcoming service with Mercy Ships. Mercy Ships is an organization that provides medical care, surgery, dental care, and job training in underprivileged countries. She will serve on a hospital ship for 6 months while it is docked in Liberia. She needs to raise $5500 to pay for her room, board, and vaccinations. (See www.mercyships.org for more info.)
So, the knitting marathon will take place on Saturday, February 16th from 11am-9pm. I will be knitting for as many hours straight as possible (with a maximum cap of 10 hours -- which I will totally do, of course! :)). I am currently seeking people to sponsor me by the hour! (I have already found a good number of people to sponsor me, very exciting!)
Also, during the marathon, I will be knitting hats and booties to donate to Stitches from the Heart, which donates hand-knit items to hospitals to give to premature babies and newborns from needy families.
All are invited to the marathon event, where we will have snacks and movies and fellowship and good times. Stop by whenever you want and say hi, or meet some new folks. For really exciting times, come by in the last hour and cheer us on!
To read more about this in Michelle's own words, go visit her blog: http://livinlavidaliberia.blogspot.com/
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