You may have noticed that we take a break from meeting in July. This doesn’t mean that our work stops. In the past, at least 50 scarves have been needed this month to offer comfort to survivors! We hope you’re continuing to work on ones that we can package next month.
Also, our other July project is to start getting ready for the fair. It’s time to register for the Oklahoma State Fair Creative Arts Competition! Registration happens all online.
You can check out all the fair’s rules here. Please note that the deadline to register is August 15th at 5pm. Scarves must be dropped off at the fair on September 7th or 8th.
We can deliver your scarf to the fair for you! We’ll just need your scarf delivered to us by September 6th.
Whether you want to try a new pattern or one you’ve done many times, we hope you’ll take time to register and create a scarf for the fair. It’s so encouraging to see the display there amidst all the other needlework crafts.
Have you been thinking about entering a scarf in the Oklahoma State Fair, but just aren’t sure? I totally understand -before this option to enter a scarf as a donation to Threads of Compassion my last fair experience had been as a kiddo in 4-H.
I was surprised at how fun it was to see my item on display at the fair! So, whether you want to go see it on display or are just willing to donate, we hope you’ll join us this year.
This could be a great opportunity to try out a new pattern or do one that you’re really familiar with, all are welcome and appreciated.
There’s still time to register, and even more time to complete your scarf.
The Fearless K is this coming weekend and you can participate!
There’s still time to register and help support the awesome services the YWCA OKC provides.
This event has previously been called the 5 Minute 5 K. This year it has a new name, and a few new options. There’s the Kiddie K, a 3K fun run/walk, a 5K run, a 5 K with obstacle course, and a no K option – Snooze for SSAM (sexual assault awareness month).
So, whether you want to run or walk, or just support the cause, we hope you’ll join our team!
We’re getting ready for next year! We’ve looked at the calendar and done our best to stick to our 1st Sunday of the month schedule, working around holidays. We also take a break in July.
If you’ve been wanting to come to a work day but weren’t sure you wanted to give it a whole Sunday afternoon, no problem! It’s totally fine to stop by for just a few minutes of our time together, whatever works best for your schedule.
And, if you have a kiddo or 2 you need to bring, that’s ok too. Just be sure to bring something to keep them entertained while we’re all together.
Have you been thinking about joining us at the Oklahoma State Fair but just aren’t sure yet? We thought a bit of info may be helpful as you’re deciding…
Registration has begun! It’s free and available online until 5pm on August 15th.
Items need to be dropped off at the fair Saturday September 9th or Sunday the 10th from 9am-4pm. (so you still have over 2 months to make your scarf!)
If you’d like us to drop off your scarves, we’ll be glad to take them for you! Just be sure to register on time and print out your registration receipt, we’ll need that when we drop it off.
Since your scarves will be donated to us you don’t need to pick it back up, but you can pick up your ribbon Monday 9/25 from 2-7 pm or Tuesday 9/26 from 10am-2pm. If you’d like us to pick up your ribbon, we can do that, just be sure to get your receipt to us before pick up time.
We are so excited to be partnering with LuLa Roe Kari Littlejohn this month! In honor of sexual assault awareness month, this business is working to provide leggings to victims of sexual assault.
Kari with a pair of leggings
Wrapped for delivery
The way it works is that you can purchase a pair of leggings and then donate a pair as well. There’s a $10 discount on the 2nd pair that will be donated, so for $40 you can have a cool, comfy pair for you and provide one to be donated!
If you haven’t tried LuLa Roe leggings before, you may be surprised by how soft and comfy they are. I’ve heard so many people say “they’re like butter”. They really are the softest, most comfy item in my wardrobe.
The donated pairs will be delivered to the YWCA in order to be distributed by their staff. A selection of both sizes of leggings will be delivered in order to try to serve as many as possible.
You can shop online for your leggings, or you can contact Kari to make arrangements to shop in person in Edmond. If you don’t live close by, no problem, you can select your leggings online and take advantage of discounted shipping for this project.
To learn a bit more about LuLa Roe Kari Littlejohn and see her announcement of this project, check out her Facebook Live video from April 4th.