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Knitting Scarves for Battered Women = Wishes Delivered

Posted By Guy Googins II, TNNA Staff, Friday, December 4, 2015

Sometimes we come across needlearts news that's just too nifty not to share.
This came our way this week…

Leslye Borden,founder of Handmade Especially for You, has been named one of the recipients in the UPS Wishes Delivered campaign. Handmade Especially for You creates and sends handmade scarves to women’s shelters across Southern and Central California.

Her story highlights the power of craft and the passion that drives our industry:

The UPS Wishes Delivered campaign encourages exceptional individuals to tell their story how they, or someone else, is making wishes come true for others.

A few fast facts about Handmade Especially for You:

  • Each scarf is accompanied with a ribbon and a note signed by the giver.  Often, this is the first gift ever received by the recipient.
  • In 2014 alone, 12,000 scarves were made and sent to 60 shelters for abused women throughout Southern and Central California.
  • Since its inception in October 2008, they have distributed almost 76,000 scarves.

 Learn more at

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