Thursday, January 28, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
The first step is to admit you have a problem. So in behalf of my family, I Melissa admit that we have a bit of a shoe addiction. And because of this addition, we have caused disorganization that needs attention asap.
* please note, none of these are mine, I actually put my shoes away* and note that Mula's man has a Van's obsession.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The idea to start a children’s foundation formed in 2009, when a friend of mine, who is a foster mother sent me an email, telling me about a foster child that she just received in her home. The little boy’s feet were black from playing in the street, and the only article of clothing he had on was his diaper.
When we heard the news we went right over to our Knuckleheads warehouse and gathered clothing for the child and rushed it right over.
A month went by and another child was placed in the same friend’s care. This child came wearing raggedy clothing and toeless shoes. I felt compelled to help once again, so I sent over a bag of clothing so the child could start in a new school with nice clothes.
In my later discussions with my friend I learned a lot more about foster care. I learned that when a child is pulled from their home, they are taken quickly because of harmful circumstances and they often come to their new foster homes with nothing. The foster families are then left to try to find the right size clothing, shoes, and diapers within an hours notice. Sometimes calls even come in the middle of the night.
I also found out that the foster families don’t get reimbursed for the items they purchase for the children, and this really shocked me. I realized the importance of helping these foster parents get access to new clothing.
I was particularly moved when the foster mother told me the story of a little girl that was placed with her whose clothing was so old and dirty that she got made fun of at her old school; and she was only in kindergarten!
Later on, I was delighted to hear how this little girl was excited to own something new and pretty, and that someone had bought specially for her. It helped her feel confident and happy, and what an awesome feeling for me. I couldn’t get these two events off my mind. I knew that I had to do something.
In 2009, with the help of family and friends, (including my dear friend who is the foster parent in this story) “Little Threads Foundation” was born.
The first purpose of “Little Threads” is to provide clothing, shoes, blankets and an item of comfort to children in distress who are placed into foster care.
The second purpose is to provide essentials to these wonderful foster families giving care to the children and bringing them into their homes, which is often a financial burden.
Please join us and help with our goal of dressing and caring for foster children in need.
Founder and CEO Knuckleheads Clothing
www.littlethreadsfoundation.com (web site coming soon!)
Monday, January 18, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Because we don't have enough on our plate already, we added remodeling a investment house to our list. Ha ha...I know we are crazy, but lets put it this way.........the property is located on the oregon/washington coast line in Long Beach, WA, with a partial ocean view and fresh ocean breeze, who can resist a vacation/get-a-way home like that??