Sunday, April 10, 2011
Meet my Shlomo doll, sent to me as a gift by the lovely Lynda of Leeds.
Not only has Lynda organized a group to regularly knit hats for soldiers, which she mails to me monthly, she's also created this fabulous mascot for our cause...and I love it! Apparently the Shlomo doll gets to attend all kinds of fun events in England, like crafts fairs and Yom HaAtzma'ut (Israel Independence Day) celebrations.
Now Lynda's started another charity knitting group at a local housing complex for seniors. She's a fabulous person with boundless energy, and I am so grateful for her dedication to this cause. Not to mention for the many, many hats she's sent this way -- and, of course, for the new official mascot of Hats for Israeli Soldiers.
In a general update, things are heating up on the southern border and of course hats are always welcome. There are about 2 months in the summer when we don't usually distribute the hats but please do keep making and sending them. If your hat arrives in August, it'll be given out for Rosh Hashanah, so no worries :-)
Thanks again everyone for all your efforts and I wish a wonderful Passover to those who celebrate it.