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Monday, September 12, 2011

Hugs for Japan - A Journey

Our portion of this journey began shortly after the March 11th earthquake in Japan and ended today as Yumiko Alexander picked up the last of the Hugs for Japan scarves.  From across the U.S.A. we received handmade donations of scarves (based on Yumiko's patterns), hats, sweaters, blankets and childrens items.  You, yes YOU, made over 900 scarves, plus several hundred items.  Take a bow!

But journey doesn't end here.  Items are now being carried and shipped to Iwate Prefecture to an organization called Save Iwate.

Iwate Prefecture is the second largest prefecture of Japan.  Iwate is known for its abundant nature. When the earthquake hit in March Iwate Prefecture was heavily damaged.

The items you made will greatly improve the quality of life for those impacted by the earthquake.

In addition to the handmade items, with the help of Christina Skye (Knitting Diaries), we also raised $367.54 to help offset the shipping costs of sending the items to Japan.

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