Crochet Helps Syrian Refugees in Greece Cope with Boredom

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There are many organizations and crafters sending crochet blankets, toys and clothing to people in Syria. Karen Kirk wanted to do something different to help the Syrian refugees temporarily housed at camps in Greece. She wasn’t sure what skills she could offer but she went to Greece to do her best, and it turned out that crochet skills and supplies were something she could contribute.

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Artist’s Plarn Crochet Sea Turtle Raise Ecological Awareness

Artist Annie Hsiao Weng was impacted by her own travel experience and decided to do something about it. “The plastic sea turtle was made in the hope that it will bring attention to the issues sea turtles and other sea life endure every day as we continue to pollute our oceans with plastics and much much more.

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Update on Undocumented Student Who Crocheted to Pay for College

As an undocumented immigrant in the United States Jose Luis Zelaya did not qualify for funding for higher education so he had to find a way to put himself through college. Ayudó a ganchillo. He started making and selling affordable crochet accessories, particularly hats called DREAMbeanies, to raise funds to support himself. He’s really been successful in his education and is now working hard to encourage education as a path for others.

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