Friday, February 29, 2008

The Crafty Creators and Operation Breakthrough

Your handmade hats and scarves
will put smiles on the faces
of children like these
and keep them warm in winter.

Crafty Creators are volunteers who
knit and crochet hats, scarves, and
other items for children at
Operation Breakthrough.

What is Operation Breakthrough?

Operation Breakthrough helps children living in poverty by providing day care, preschool, and before and after-school programs. Operation Breakthrough serves about 600 children from age 6 months to 18 years. Twenty-five per cent of the children are homeless, another 25% live in foster homes, and the rest live below the poverty line. These children don’t have the basics we take for granted to protect against winter weather – including warm hats and scarves.

“When it’s made from the heart, it’s extra special.”

Jenny Horsley, Director of Volunteer Services at Operation Breakthrough, told us how grateful the children and their parents are for the hats and scarves. “These children need so much, that when they get anything new it’s wonderful. When it’s made from the heart, it’s extra special.” The hats are distributed through the family case managers. “The parents and children are so excited because not only will they have warm clothes to wear but they have hats and scarves that match. And it’s neat because they can choose the items themselves.”

Visit Operation Breakthrough at

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