Saturday, August 16, 2008

Beads of Courage

Beads of Courage is an amazing organization for children with serious illnesses. Beads are given to the children throughout the course of their treatment for certain milestones etc (check out their website for more info!)

I have posted before about my collection of beads that I have been saving for them and tonight I finally got them packaged up and almost ready to go. I don't know why I keep hesitating to send them, I keep thinking, in a few more days I could add some more...

I add to the pile each time I torch, sometimes one or two, sometimes everything I make in one session is specifically for them because I feel it is a great program. I have lost friends and loved ones to cancer as I'm sure many of you have; it's part of the reason I became a try and help in whatever way I can. I believe that there are times when even a tiny amount of encouragement or hope can be all a person needs to help them get through the next treatment, the rest of the day....the rest of the week....

I counted them up tonight and there are over 300 beads in the picture below, some are big and some are small, but each one was made with caring and love; and I even added a piece of courage to each of them!

Please check out their website to see the ways that everyone can help this great organization!

Just for reference, the surface covered in this pic is over 3 ft square.


Maggie said...

WOW! What a showering of love for those kids. I feel like a slacker now, last time I gave only 122 beads to Beads of Courage. They are one of my favorite causes. Way to go!

Kathy Martin Studio said...

What a great thing you are doing!

Have a great weekend,


Leaping Lizard Glass Art said...

I only just heard about Beads of Courage recently. I love the idea of it all. Great post!

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