Friday, November 11, 2011

Project Hope

Have you ever read a post that was so inspiring that it truly touched your heart?
Touched it in a way that as soon as you read it that you had to get involved?
Well...that was me when I met Laura- and heard her story.
I invited Laura to share her story and inspiring project with you today!
Everyone meet Laura
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Hi there! I'm Laura, the girl behind the blog Splendor. 
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I am so honored to be here with you today, sharing something that has a huge part of my heart. Project Hope. A project I recently started in order to reach out and offer hope to other mom's like myself who have lost precious babies.

When I lost my first daughter Grace Ann at 20weeks, I was given a box filled with sweet little things to remember her. It meant so much. I couldn't believe people I had never met could care so much. Instead of leaving completely empty handed, I had a box full of special little things to take with me. Her little life valued and honored.

When we lost our second daughter Faith Marie at 24 weeks, we were given a box again. In that box was a little pink bear with a small blanket attached. I can remember holding on to it that night, telling myself I would have another healthy baby girl and I would give her that bear as her own one day.

We were blessed with another baby girl. Our precious daughter Mia Glory. That little bear is her favorite. She has to have it with her all of the time. To see her with it, means more to me than I can ever say. It serves as a reminder of her sweet sister, and of God's goodness and promises fulfilled.
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To read more about the heart behind this project you can start here.

I have teamed up with an organization called Threads of Love that makes these memory boxes. I am working with one of the San Antonio chapters, but the organization is nation wide.

October 15th, Project Hope was launched with a goal to make 50 of these boxes.  I am beyond blessed by the hearts of women who have wanted to donate not only their time, but their gifts and talents as well. Each item that will go into these boxes is handmade. Crochet hats and booties, handstamped tokens with the word Hope, and prints of the verse Jeremiah 29:11 are just a few of the items that have been so graciously donated.

Currently we are in need of craft supplies to make these boxes. Each box is decorated special and unique. We need any kind of craft supply you could think of: scrapbook paper, modge podge, lace, strands of pearl, ribbon. 


Also, if you crochet, we could use more hats and booties. These can be used by the mom to be put into a shadow box and made as a memory of the baby. 

Monetary donations can also be made. Funds will go toward the purchase of craft supplies as well as the boxes. 5$ will buy one of the craft boxes that can be purchased at Hobby Lobby.

You can also go here for a full list of the items needed for the boxes.

If you would like to partner with us to make this possible, I would love to hear from you. You can email me at bitsofsplendor@yahoo.com.

Also, to get updated on all of the Project Hope posts, just click on the "Project Hope Start Here" button on the sidebar of my blog.

You can also help by grabbing a button and spreading the word about Project Hope
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Most of all, please keep this is in your prayers as we strive to bring hope to mom's in the moments of their greatest despair. We can't give them all the answers but we can point them in the direction of the One who can!


Thank you for allowing me to share this Andrea. It really means so much to me!!






I'm so excited and honored at the same time to be able to use my crafting ability that God gave me to help benefit a worthy cause!
I know we all know of someone who has lost a child--so why not help out and give these women something special!-Even if it's just donating $5 towards a memory box.




I have recently learned how to crochet--So I am making a special effort to crochet my first baby hat and donate it to Project Hope. Along with other crafting supplies!






Happy Weekend!! 


4 comments:

  1. Oh, what an amazing project!! And what an amazing story, too.

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  2. What a great project to get behind! Thanks for introducing us all to this Andrea!

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  3. oh wow! :) that's such an inspirational project. thanks for sharing..

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  4. what a beautiful story, this project is so meaningful, thanks for sharing. Will definitely check out the site.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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