Granny squares are easily my favorite crochet items. I’m amazed how they can showcase a lovely yarn, be made in any color, size, theme and then connected in a million different ways to create gabillion different creations.
So the idea of making granny squares for a purpose, to help others and to bring comfort to hurting families makes perfect sense to me.
Join the Love is a young organization, really just a group of people, that have come together to create memory blankets for families suffering from the recent loss of a child. Nothing can or will ever fill the void that a child has left behind, but when a family receives a blanket from Join the Love, they know that their child is not forgotten and that there are caring folks out there that are praying for them and thinking about them. Ultimately, the blanket is telling the families that they are not alone and that their child lives on in love, in memory and in eternity.
What started as a handful of women, making a few memory blankets, has blossomed into a network of over 100 volunteers and more requests than the group can keep up with. If you make granny squares, won’t you please consider donating your compassion, one square at a time, to Join the Love?
Join the Love is looking for avid square makers and skillful assemblers as well. The volunteers are worldwide, the need is universal, unfortunately there will always be families that are suffering this particular loss. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit this page to find out more.
If you have the skill and time, please search your heart to see if you have room to help, thank you.