Houston, TX, March 28, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- During the first ten months of this year, The Common Thread Circle -- a charity that gives handcrafted fabricworks to patients in hospitals -- donated 10,000 fabricworks to patients in Houston-area hospitals.
Over the last two years, The Common Thread Circle has grown from a small neighborhood group to a powerhouse that donates over 1,000 items a month. Last year, the group donated 5,386 items to patients, having upgraded from roughly 300 items a year for the previous decade.
"Thanks to the hard work of our all-volunteer team, we're able to get comforting fabricwork gifts to patients every hour of the day," said group chairman Rima Blanc. "During this last year, we have comforted 10,000 patients with our handmade items."
Currently working with over twenty Houston-area hospitals, the group consists of 40-60 volunteers who meet seven times a month to churn out pillows, teddy bears, hats, blankets, scarves and other soothing fabricworks.
The group plans to continue its mission at the new higher rate of production, estimating that every hour of every day, a patient in need receives a gift.
About The Common Thread Circle
The Common Thread Circle is a group of volunteers who create handcrafted fabric works to give to patients in local hospitals. Every two hours, a patient receives a handcrafted work from this group.