Alice's Embrace is a non-profit organization devoted to providing hand-knit and hand-crocheted prayer shawls and lap blankets to those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. We seek volunteers to knit and crochet the patterns that we have created. Through the loving hands of many generous and talented people, this endeavor will help warm, comfort, and soothe these dear folks facing the daily challenges of the disease. Together, we're making a difference.
Nearly every day, lap blankets and prayer shawls arrive in the mail for our recipients. We always share photos of these beauties on our Facebook page.
Enjoy some of those fun shots right here.
you Bet, It’s Stockinette! 2019 second quarter contest
Betsy and Diane recently met Charan at STITCHES West. He is a very talented man who does amazing things with clay. Charan's company is called Creative With Clay, and these mugs are just a sample of the beautiful work he does. Three of our second quarter item contributors will win one of these gorgeous and unique mugs along with a Starbucks Gift Card. We can't wait for these special gifts to find their way into your home. If you're not a coffee drinker, the mug would be great to sit next to your spot where you create Alice's Embrace items... maybe even with some scissors and other accessories inside?
For each item you knit or crochet for us (using the patterns we’ve created) from April 1st through June 30th, we will add your name to the drawing. Complete as many as you can and we will happily put your name into the contest that many times. Thank you very much! Happy Creating!
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LAP BLANKET AND PRAYER SHAWL COLOR & SIZE UPDATE
We will try to keep you in the loop as to what we have on hand as well as which colors are in short supply. After our long road trip and the Alzheimer’s Walk, we are in need of some sizes and colors. When you see the colors listed below, remember, we can use them in pale, medium, and dark (solid and variegated) shades of that color. Updated 4/24/19
Short on Hand:
Blues - Prayer Shawls
Grays/Browns - Prayer Shawls
Greens (Grass, Lime, Forest, Sage, Kelly) - Lap Blankets
Orange/Peach - Lap Blankets
Reds (Red reds) - Lap Blankets
Plenty on Hand:
Teals - Lap Blankets and Prayer Shawls
Yellows - Lap Blankets and Prayer Shawls
The creation of this special society is a small way for us to acknowledge some of our amazing contributors. Each person who knits or crochets at least 15 lap blankets or prayer shawls for Alice's Embrace and each person who gives $500 in monetary donations, or a combination of both, will receive this recognition and the pin shown here.
Our hope with creating The Alice Society is that the members will wear their pins and when asked, they will happily engage in conversations about what we do here at Alice's Embrace... since the pin is an eye-catcher, they will be asked. As our donors qualify for The Alice Society, we will put the unique pin into the mail.
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We have received items from all the purple highlighted states... only four more to go!
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Alice's Embrace has teamed up with Amazon in their Amazon Smile program. When you click the link above, you will add us as the charity you support and we will receive a donation for each purchase you make. Please consider doing this... every little bit helps. Amazingly enough, since joining the program in 2016, we’ve received over $1,600! Thank you so much for taking a moment to do this to help us continue to do what we do!
Please check out our Facebook page... we post to it nearly every day. You will see all our latest contributions as well as photos from deliveries.