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Sweater Project - Wise County Remote Area Medical Clinic

In 2016, we received an abundant supply of lovely, high end quality yarn that could not be used in our typical comfort items for distribution.  Even after two Dollar Daze sales, we still had too much yarn to store for future Dollar Daze events.  Lois suggested that we offer a knit and crochet along in early 2017 to make warm sweaters for those in the Wise County area who attend the Remote Area Medical Clinic. 

The challenge was received by eager volunteers who wanted to participate for various reasons.  We learned that many volunteers had never made a sweater but wanted to learn but all wanted to make something special for this worthwhile cause.  We anticipated maybe 30 to 40 sweaters but were stunned when nearly 100 completed sweaters were finished in time for shipment to Wise County.

We captured photographs of some of the garments that were made and sent to RAM in July 2017 so everyone can see the success of this project.  Thanks to everyone who gave from their hearts and we hope you will be inspired after viewing this photo presentation.

Blanket Donation Offers Comfort to Homeless Veterans!

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Homeless veterans staying at Liberation Family Services will have a new sense of comfort. Today the non-profit From the Heart dropped off 35 blankets hand-knitted by volunteers across Virginia.

“They offer emotional therapy. They’re red, white and blue, which is patriotic,” Liberation Family Services CEO Jay Patrick says about the blankets. “It is symbolic of their service and reminding them of the time they served our country.”

“It’s such a little thing,” From the Heart Founder Lois Moore says about her group’s donation. “We can’t begin to give back what they’ve given to us. So this is just so small.”



'From our humble beginnings in a Starbucks coffee shop in 2001, to our 1100+ member base today, the volunteer organization From the Heart continues its charitable mission.

From the Heart is involved in numerous projects, from making chemo hats for local cancer centers, preemie baby hats for the tiniest of our recipients, sleeping bags and warm mitten sets for the homeless in the Richmond community.

Heart volunteers are constantly finding new opportunities to help, and encourage anyone who knows of an unmet need in the community to please bring it to our attention.

We invite anyone interested in joining our cause to join us by email, web site, or check the latest newsletter for our schedule and just show up!

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Also take a look at our projects and help needed...listed under Members.

"Our mission is to serve our community by preserving and promoting fiber arts, creating a spirit of fellowship and love among our volunteers and board members, and producing handmade items which bring comfort, love and solace to others."

Volunteers are angels in disguise. Spread your wings...Join From the Heart!

Lois Moore, Founder of From the Heart


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