Monday, February 11, 2013

Chugga Chugga Chi Chi!!

Chubby Cheeks "Chi Chi" that is! Isabel and Melina have recently embarked on an endeavor to help send two hundred knitted hats to a mission in Costa Rica. An outreach of Mission Challenge, Chubby Cheeks "Chi Chi" shares Christ's love with mothers who give birth in the social hospital of Heredia, Costa Rica.

In Heredia, the hospital provides the newborn with their first diaper, a hospital gown, and pediatric medical care while the mother is responsible for all other supplies during their stay.  Chubby Cheeks Chi Chi desires to equip moms with "new mother care packages" that contain basic mother and baby necessities needed during the hospital stay.  A basic kit includes a hat, diapers, a washcloth, baby soap, a collapsible water bottle, and Christian literature.  

This is where the girls come in! They are knitting hats and enlisting the help of friends and others who would like to join them.  A baby hat using a knitting loom can be made quickly and easily and the loom kit can be purchased locally for under ten dollars.  Isabel and Melina are also willing to teach anyone who wants to help! If you are interested in joining them, contact us and pledge to make hats today!

Want to help but not knit? They are also taking donations (wipes, washcloths, etc) to add to the kits and monetary donations to enable the missionaries to purchase materials for the kits in Costa Rica as well.  You can read more about this ministry at the Chubby Cheeks "Chi Chi" website.

Details for afternoon knitting meetings and fun will be posted soon! Blessings and happy knitting!