Welcome to our "Crocheter Spotlight" Page!
This page is dedicated to Crocheter's from around the world who share their love of crocheting by giving back to their communities ~ giving of themselves so that others might live more meaningful lives!
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Trudy Serres ~ Waukesha, Wisconsin
We LOVE hearing inspiring stories sharing one's love of crocheting and how they use this beautiful art to positively affect the lives of others!
Please take a minute to read Trudy Serres' story!
Trudy is a bus driver and spends a lot of her free time on and off her bus doing what she loves to do ... crocheting!
Recently, one of the elementary students on her bus challenged her to make him a taco.
She returned with this adorable crocheted taco! Needless to say, he was impressed!
Sure enough, he showed all the other students on the bus what Trudy had made for him and they were equally impressed!
The next thing Trudy knew, every student was requesting their very own special crocheted item!
Trudy knew just how happy it would make her children, so she got to work crocheting EACH of them their own special gift!
She writes, "The children got to pick what they wanted and I crocheted it.
They all loved them!"
"I found out from parents that some take them to bed, some go to church with them. Some had to go on vacation with them!
It all started with a taco, and it ended up being 34 items!"
A picture of her students showing off the gifts Trudy crocheted especially for them!
She continues, "Makes my heart melt that these little gifts mean so much to these beautiful children."
Trudy's story "melts our hearts", too!
Tracy Harshman Wells ~ Rincon, Georgia
Caring For Others One Stitch At A Time is the mission of the charity my mom, Pam Harshman, and I co-founded together, Crochet for Cancer, Inc.
My mom was diagnosed with stage 3a uterine cancer in November, 2011.
A month prior to her first chemotherapy treatment we had heard about a non-profit in her community in Indiana called River Bend Cancer Services.
They donate wigs and other items to cancer fighters. She was given a wig, a couple crocheted hats and other items.
It was right then that I felt a tug from the Lord on my heart telling me to do something but I wasn't exactly sure what I was suppose to do.
It was winter in northern Indiana and my mom wanted a few more caps to wear.
Over the next few weeks
she crocheted herself the most adorable hats.
I knew the instant I saw them that God wanted us to make more and donate them to help others fighting cancer.
My mom taught me the basics of crochet
and so began our journey making and donating hats, scarves and lap blankets to cancer patients, each tagged with an uplifting scripture.
Since that day at River Bend, God has blessed our ministry and it has grown by leaps and bounds inspiring men, women and even young children from around the world to make and donate caps to their local hospitals and oncology offices.
Crochet for Cancer, Inc. was formed
in February, 2012
and is a registered non-profit corporation which has now partnered with various cancer centers and founded numerous chapters throughout the US, Canada and Australia.
We have answered God’s call and He has truly blessed us with a beautiful ministry helping others as they fight cancer.
My mom began her new victorious life in heaven on March 5, 2014. I miss her everyday. She was an incredible roll
model and inspiration to me.
I have continued Crochet for Cancer in her memory and I feel like each item that is donated to a cancer fighter is a part of her legacy.
For more information about our cause, find free patterns, donation guidelines or to find a chapter near you, please visit our website:
Barbara Davis ~ Palm Bay, Florida
Many of our Shelties are recovering from neglect, abuse or have been abandoned by people they loved.
Our primary concern is placing each Sheltie into a loving, FUREVER home. The Shelties we take in are owner surrenders and also come from Animal Shelters.
We then foster the Shelties in our own homes, as if they were our own. We learn their temperament in order to place them in the best matched, forever home.
Sandy Umphrey ~ Midland, Michigan