Sue Scheff: Knit for Kids - Start a Trend in 2010 - Helping Needy Children with Stitches of Love

The holidays are wrapping up, but there are still many needy children. Guideposts has been around many years and when they introduced Knit for Kids, it developed into a worldwide epidemic of people, family, friends and more coming together to knit sweaters for needy children. Homemade sweaters from the heart inspires you to reach out and put a smile on a child's face.

If you haven't heard of this fantastic organization take the time to find out how you can help. Knitting and crocheting is for all ages. What a great idea for something you all can do as a family. Yes, boys can knit and/or crochet and they can also help box them up to ship to World Vision.

Do you have an elderly family member in an assisted living home? Nursing home? Share this opportunity with them, and soon you will have smiles not only on the children's faces, but on the faces of people giving. It is a wonderful way to be needed and a special way to give back.

Do you have a teen that is creative? Are you creative? Start a trend in 2010 and challenge each other to see how many sweaters each can do.

Giving feels so good, and giving to children in need has that extra tingle to it.

Learn more at . They have the easy patterns for both knitting and crocheting.

You have told us that your participation in this program has been a labor of love. Many of you have said that every stitch represents a prayer for the child who will wear the sweater. And you have also told us that your own lives have been changed as result of the program. Retirees, members of church groups, gatherings of friends, prisoners, men as well as women, all have been energized and uplifted by knowing that they are doing something for needy children.

For this New Year's Resolution, make it a goal to give back. It feels so good!

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