Our members knit, crochet, and weave as an outward and visible sign of our real work: knitting together the global Beloved Community. As we knit/crochet/weave, we pray in languages and traditions that are as varied as the colors of the rainbow. We pray for each other; we pray for the recipients of the items we create; and we pray for hope, healing and peace in our world. We do our work one stitch at a time … one day at a time … stitch after stitch and day after day. The tangible items we create are personally delivered to women, teens, children, infants, and families in local and global areas of conflict. Our items include:
We serve a growing community of women, teens, children, infants, and families in areas of local and global suffering and conflict. Click on the Deliveries link to read about the countries we have served and continue to serve. If you would like to become a Delivery Agent for us, click on the Join Us link in our header bar.
We create an ever-expanding group of items, responding to requests from those we serve. When our work began in 2006 we created one item: Peace Shawls for women in global areas of conflict. A year later, in preparation for a trip to impoverished villages in Southern Sudan, we began creating Peace Pals, knit dolls for boys and girls. Since then these comforting “pals” have become our most frequently and urgently requested item. In 2009 we were commissioned to create 100 preemie caps for a medical mission trip to Sierra Leone, a country with no incubators where a simple preemie cap literally could save a life. News spread and we were asked to include preemie caps in deliveries to many countries where our caps continue to regularly save lives. Older children and teens began asking for caps they could wear, too, and Caps4Kids was born. The following year (2010) we learned about dental missions that needed colorful scarves for their patients (5-16 years old) and we added Scarves4Peace to our work. Since then we have been asked to create warm scarves for children in areas where temperatures are quite cold and warm clothing is scarce. In 2010 we also became aware of the dire conditions on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota where winter temperatures frequently plummet to fifty degrees below zero and many homes have little or no heat. In response, we began creating Blankets of Peace in the sacred colors of the Oglalla Lakota: red, yellow, white and black. In 2013 we began creating Winter Socks for homeless men struggling to stay warm through the winter months. Although our primary focus is women and their children we also recognize the overwhelming suffering of men with no home and little clothing.
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