When a friend's teeth started falling apart after chemo, her closest friends jumped to set up a fundraiser to get them fixed because insurance wouldn't cover it. I set to work crocheting prizes for the top donors. These little molars traveled all across the country to help our friend get her smile back.
When a friend had to have a double mastectomy due to a rare invasive breast cancer, I picked up the softest pink yarn and found the prettiest shawl pattern by a designer with southern roots like my friend and stitched it right up for her. Now it accompanies her to radiation treatments as she continues her battle.
Every year, Foster Care to Success puts together care packages for former foster kids in college to help them feel more like their peers. Handmade scarves are an important part of those packages. Every fall, they collect handmade red scarves. This was my very first contribution, in 2014.
Even when I'm not crocheting projects for specific causes, my crochet is helping to make the world a better place. Each month since Trump has been in office, I have chosen a different organization to donate 75% of my crochet income to. It feels only natural. When I was healthy, I always worked at non-profit organizations. Now that I am disabled, this is a way I can continue to contribute to making the world a better place.