Helping

Next Saturday, September 14th, we crafters get to do some good. For the third year running, HandmAid, the Dublin charity craft day, is happening in the Damer Hall on Stephen’s Green, from 10.30am to 4.30pm. You’ll find full details over on their website at this link.

This year every cent raised goes to the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People, who provide close on a thousand meals a day for men, women and children (this Irish Times article about the work they do is an informative and sobering read).

If you haven’t been to HandmAid before, it’s a day of craft and good will down the granite steps of the Damer Hall:

At the bottom of the stairs, there’s a big room simply full of delight. You can take a class (there’s a huge range of classes from origami to wheel spinning, and you can book online at this link), you can enjoy tea or coffee and bake-sale cake, you can sit and stitch with friends…

…and there’s a huge heaping market stall: there’s terrific yarn and craft supplies at extremely reduced prices (made possible by the generosity of many businesses and individuals), there’s paper patterns and books, there’s finished objects to buy…

This is how we can make a difference. Let’s!

All photos in this post are the work of Julie of halfadreamaway.com, © handmAid, and used with permission.