Saturday, January 23, 2010

Mother Bear Project...

Mother Bear Project....Bear #1 finished!

The Mother Bear Project is dedicated to providing comfort and hope to children affected by HIV/AIDS in emerging nations, by giving them a gift of love in the form of a hand-knit or crocheted bear. The simple gift of a hand-knit bear with a tag signed by the knitter has touched children with the message that they are unconditionally loved.

This is a KAL/CAL that Dr. Gemma from the Cogknitive Podcast is doing and thought you might want to go over and join in with this!

Get out those scraps and warm up those hooks and/or needles!
Send completed bears with $3.00 to cover cost of postage for shipping to Africa to:


Mother Bear Project P.O. Box 62188 Minneapolis, MN 55426


Volunteers will sew a red felt heart onto your bear’s chest. If you did not buy a tag from them, volunteers will also fill out one for you, with your name or anyone’s name you suggest on it, to be attached to your bear.
These bears are meant to be personal, so each child will know the name of a person who loves them and is thinking of them!

For more info on the KAL/CAL check out Wolfe Farms group on Rav or the Cogknitive Podcast group. Super fun to make!

7 comments:

KnitNurd said...

Very cute bear! If it's ok Dawn, I'd also like to mention that if you are going to Stitches West, you can drop your bears off at booth 111 where the Mother Bear team will be! :=)

Channon said...

Wonderful idea! We use rescue bears on medical calls to help calm little patients...

Fru-la-la! said...

I saw these featured on Knit & Crochet Today a while ago. I'ma see when I can crank one out for a good cause!!

Christine said...

I love the Mother Bear Project! I've been knitting bears for them for a couple of years-I know there is a knit in the round Mother Bear pattern floating around on Ravelry, though I haven't used it yet. Sometimes all those ends to sew in....

Courtney said...

That is a very cute bear!! Great job!

g-girl said...

cute bear!

gracielynn's said...

oh.. so cute. I knit a cute one for one of my youngest great nephews.. he just tugs in with his teeth ;_)
naughty GN !