A friend of mine has a business where she recycles wool sweaters into ‘longies’ or wool pants and shorts that can serve double duty as adorable pants, shorts AND diaper covers. We LOVE them.

Because finding cute WOOL sweaters can be challenge, she has offered to pay $4.00 a sweater for each sweater sent to her…….that $4.00 would then go straight into Parker’s medical fund.

So I am wondering if anyone that reads Parkers blog may have a stash of wool sweaters they no longer need to please let me know if you would be willing to participate in this program and allow the proceeds to benefit Parker’s fund.

As you may remember, Parker spent the majority of the summer in the hospital and then had to have surgery to have his trach placed. Those bills have started to pour in. It hasn’t been pretty.

If you have 1 or 2 sweaters to donate you would just send them straight to me. If you had a lot of sweaters to donate…….like 10, then you would send them directly to Shannon.

Here are some of the guidelines:

*The fabrics must be very soft and must contain at least a 70% wool content. Any blended amount of cotton, ramie, silk, or rayon is not acceptable as these are wicking materials.

*Please no solid red wools as they tend to bleed color excessively (exception is cashmere… red cashmere is OK and doesn’t seem to have the same bleeding issues) Bright colors and patterns are preferred.

*Acceptable wools are cashmere, lambswool, merino, alpaca, some 100% wools (must be tested for softness). Please NO Shetland wools. They are most often too scratchy.

*If in doubt about a sweater simply tagged 100% wool, please place it up to your neck or place your arm in the sleeve and rub it on the skin. If it is rough at all, it is not acceptable.

*Sweaters from homes where someone smokes cannot be accepted.

Please feel free to pass this information on to your blog readers, family and friends.

Tons of Parky hugs coming your way!


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