What a busy year!! In January 2019, we were approved as a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization. After gifting our comfort creations since 2015, the decision to make it an Official Charitable Organization was reason to celebrate. This means your donations, whether financial or in-kind, are tax deductible within tax laws and, more importantly, it means we can do so much more for our communities with your support! Thank you to our volunteers, located here and all over the country. Your dedication and love of all things handmade are beyond words. We keep pushing boundaries and I’m grateful from the bottom of my heart. Thank you to our supporters. I’m humbled and indebted knowing you believe in Circle of Love XO the way I do. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
In February, we turned 5 years old!! And many of the volunteers still creating were with me from the start. We’ve grown from a few of us making preemie hats to over 35 active members crocheting, knitting and sewing a list of comfort items we are so proud of. Looking forward to continued growth.
Throughout the year, there were fundraisers, friendship events, even a speaking event, Hats for Holidays program, homeless programs, toy drive, but one of the things I always look forward to are our meetings where our family of volunteers come together to share their comfort items created with love and prayers, prepare packaging, share ideas and break bread together. It is indeed a beautiful experience. When everything is boxed up and ready to go and then delivered to all who need them, well, nothing quite beats that feeling as a favorite time as well. What a busy year!!