Bloggers Make Valentines for Veterans and Provide Sew Much Comfort
Each year, the United States and Canada salute our hospitalized veterans during the week leading up to Valentine’s Day. We can all help boost the morale of our wounded veterans by making Valentines for Veterans and delivering them to our local VA Hospital.
I’ve been touring the bloggers who have already posted and am incredibly touched not only by their efforts but also by the comments from their readers–soldiers who are thankful for the support, amputees who recognize the importance of adaptive clothing, people familiar with Sew Much Comfort attesting to this organization’s amazing work, those who never knew about Sew Much Comfort but who want to help, and others who just want to salute our veterans. There’s even a funny discussion about whether or not to “macho” up the valentines for our rough and tumble veterans.
Please show support for the team of bloggers and help each earn an extra $50 for Sew Much Comfort (more will be added as posts come in):
- Fairly Odd Mother
- Life with my Special Ks
- The Ever Changing Life of a Military Wife
- Health, Beauty and Family
- Cora’s Story
- Army Wives Lives
- Emily @ The Jar Group
- You can make Valentines for Veterans, too! Locate your nearest VA hospital and call to make sure they can accept your Valentines. Canada also salutes its vets during this week and has some tips on making Valentines for Vets. Share your project on your blog, facebook, or twitter feed to inspire others to do the same!
- Comment on the posts: Dollar Days will donate $50 retail value in clothing for each post, plus $50 more for each post that receives at least 10 comments. The total donation will be well over $1000 worth of clothing. So, please comment!
- Donate to Sew Much Comfort: Sew Much Comfort provides adaptive clothing free of charge to wounded veterans and is able to do so through generous donations and volunteer hours. Financial donations are always helpful and there is also a list of needed clothing and fabric. Sew Much Comfort specifically would love to receive t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirt or sweat shirts with logos of local sports teams in any area of the United States (size large is most needed). The wounded soldiers love having sport themed clothing but it is hard to get unless you live in that state.
- Volunteer with Sew Much Comfort: Sew Much Comfort relies on its 1600+ volunteer seamstresses to make clothing for wounded soldiers–and they can always use another pair of hands. If you know your way around a sewing machine, find out more about volunteering here.