Do you wonder how to help sick infants with Threads of Love? What is Threads of Love, and why should you get involved? Do you want to know how to get started with this charity? This article will cover it all!
We’ll answer all of those questions and more! Threads of Love is a non-profit organization in the United States and London that provides clothing, baby blankets, and other handmade items to sick infants or premature babies. They also provide burial gowns for those infants who did not survive their intensive care.
Threads of Love has provided over 2.5 million packets to families in need to date! What a great cause to be involved in!
Plus, getting involved is easy; there are many ways you can help! Just fill out a form and start your own chapter of Threads of Love or create items that are given to families in need. Also, you can donate money easily on their website, spread the word about this worthy cause, or pray for this ministry and its success.
Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I consecrated you. – Jeremiah 1:5
What Is Threads Of Love?
Threads of Love is a 501(c) charitable organization with chapters located across the United States and London. This charity is dedicated to helping sick infants or those who have died after childbirth by offering them a packet full of goodies, such as a baby cap, gown, doll, and healing prayer. There are many ways to get involved in this worthy cause.
The charity also provides clothing, blankets, and other handmade items to tiny premature and sick infants as a way to show God’s love and compassion to parents and families who are in unspeakable pain or going through a period of uncertainty with their newborn infant.
The mission of Threads of Love is to show God’s love and to offer comfort to the family members and loved ones of tiny premature and sick infants in their time of uncertainty. The goal of this charity is to help those who are in incomprehensible pain so that they might know a certain kind of peace and serenity that goes beyond the situation they are currently in.
The gifts for those families in need include packets, which are made of a crocheted or knitted baby cap, a day gown, a lovie doll, and a prayer for healing. At this time, I believe that in order to follow the mission of Threads of Love, you need to offer your gift by saying the Serenity Prayer for the families that will receive your homemade gift.
Threads of Love helps parents who have lost their infants through miscarriage, stillbirth, or illness. The charity is dedicated to giving these families homemade packets, showing God’s love through their craft skills.
The cause was made to silently tell these parents that “You are loved.” All of the homemade items are made by volunteers and donated materials. Any type of sewing talent is appreciated.
Read more about the story of how Threads of Love (also known as Binding Hearts Together) began.
God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. – Psalm 46:1
Why You Should Help Threads Of Love
1. Bring God’s Love And Compassion To Others.
When you join forces with a great cause like Threads of Love, you get a chance to share love and compassion from a distance in an appropriate way to someone that may really need it – more than you could imagine.
By showing God’s care and compassion, you are letting these people know that He truly does exist and cares when they need Him the most. Often, when people are hurting or in disbelief, they doubt God when He has never left their side.
I love the Footprints in the Sand poem that is worded:
I love you, and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10
2. Make A Difference In The Lives Who Need It Most.
You get a chance to make a difference in this world if you get involved with a great charity like Threads of Love. They are in the trenches, reaching families who are going through a truly rough period of time, and you get a chance to do something beautiful for them, something that can touch their hearts in an unspeakable manner.
In other words, you won’t have to use other words or actions to have an impact on these people’s lives. Your act of kindness did the trick! Being involved in Threads of Love gives you the opportunity to offer peace and serenity to those who are in unimaginable pain and suffering. They may have already lost a child or are about to.
Sometimes, you don’t know what a person is feeling or going through unless you are very close to the situation. Since you can’t be close to every circumstance where tragedy is taking place, Threads of Love connects you in a unique way!
Who doesn’t love the “warm fuzzies” (goosebumps) that come from doing good in the lives of others? Giving encouragement often gives you more rewards than the recipient!
Find out more about how this ministry has touched the lives of others by reading the testimonials of recipients of the care packages.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. – Colossians 3:17
3. Give Back To The World Using Your Creativity.
If you are a gifted person with great artistic ability (or are even a beginner who is just learning how to do a craft), you may have talent that you didn’t realize you had. By joining a charity like Threads of Love, you can share your creative efforts in a magical way.
You don’t have to worry about being inspired because doing good for others is truly motivational! You may find that you had more creativity in you than you knew! You’ll start to experiment with different craft techniques or various colors, something that may have never happened if you were just making homemade items for your friends or family.
You see, when we create arts and crafts with a purpose, we tend to go beyond our limitations and reach the brink of our creativity. We want to do better because we have a goal in mind – a wonderful purpose and a worthwhile mission!
For Threads of Love, you might think about the people you are making the handmade items for when you do your craft. When you do this, you will get so many intrinsic rewards out of your craft than if you were to do it blindly without thinking about the recipient, who would be the parents of the infant/baby in this case.
They share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered forever. They will have influence and honor. – Psalm 112:9
4. Use Your Talents In An Effort To Comfort Those In Need.
While it’s true that you can make money with your talents, it’s a difficult thing to do, even if you are an extremely talented pro! What’s even more awesome is the fact that you can use a charity like Threads of Love to share your love with those in need. These parents need to know that they are not alone in their suffering.
Granted, your efforts with Threads of Love will not bring their child back to life or save their life if they have not yet passed on, but they can offer support and great comfort to those who are feeling hopeless and lost during this time. Think about how you would feel if you were in their shoes; practice empathy and try to imagine what you would need.
If you are a gifted knitter or crochet expert, you could knit or crochet baby hats for sick infants that are reached by the Threads of Love ministry. Use your beautiful talent to do something marvelous for someone who greatly needs it right now. They will be touched by your generosity and shown what God’s love is truly all about.
For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. – Philippians 2:13
How To Get Involved With Threads Of Love
1. Help Create And Donate A Gift Packet For Threads Of Love Recipients.
Step One: Locate a chapter of Threads of Love near you.
Note: There is also a chapter of Threads of Love in London.
Step Two: Contact a local chapter near you to donate your items or contact Threads of Love directly at:
Threads of Love
P.O. BOX 561
Denham Springs, LA 70785
Alternatively, you can use their contact form to reach them online or request more information.
Step Three: Create homemade items and donate them with a prayer, showing support and compassion to those families in need.
Step Four: Reap the intrinsic rewards and benefits you get from giving back to others!!
2. Start A Local Chapter For This Charity.
Threads of Love has an easy application process, so anyone can start a chapter today! Just fill out a Chapter Application to register your chapter of this charity. Each chapter can be made up of an individual or a group. As a chapter leader, you will be the point of contact and hold regular meetings.
To start your own chapter, just fill out the application and mail it in! Read more about the process of starting your own chapter today! Threads of Love would love for you to join their ministry!
3. Adopt A Hospital.
Adopting a hospital means that you register your hospital with Threads of Love to receive the packets for needy families. To adopt a hospital, all you need to do is fill out a form, and then you can provide comfort to those in need during this time of uncertainty.
There are three things that remain: faith, hope, and love, and the greatest of these is love. – 1 Corinthians 13:13
4. Donate Money.
To donate funds to the Threads of Love ministry, visit their home page. Donations are only used to support the charity; this is a non-profit organization.
5. Spread the Word.
Threads of Love would appreciate it if you could spread the word about their charitable efforts. They say that you do not have to have expert sewing skills in order to participate in their charity. With most chapters, the leader is happy to teach you how to sew or create other homemade items for the packets.
6. Donate Supplies.
Threads of Love takes donations of lace, fabric, or ribbon to their local chapters. You could contact them about this, but they probably accept other supplies used to create the homemade items in the packets. For example, to create knitted hats for this charity, you could donate yarn or needlepoint supplies.
If you know how to pray and can do so, it would be a nice thing to do for this charity. Threads of Love asks that you pray for their ministry and thank God for the many blessings He has given this growing ministry! What a worthy cause to get involved in! Remember, prayer can improve lives!
Where To Find Free Patterns For Threads Of Love
You may be wondering how you can create items for the gift packets for Threads of Love. Here is a list of resources where you can learn more about free patterns for Threads of Love.
- Free Burial Gown Patterns
- Free Preemie Gown Patterns
- All Free Sewing Free Patterns
- Free Patterns Website
- All Crafts Free Baby Patterns
For more awesome patterns, I recommend checking out Ravelry, a free database full of free and paid patterns for any type of project. You do have to sign up, but the membership is free!
If you are interested in knitting or crocheting the baby caps or blankets for Threads of Love, be sure to check out my articles on knitting hats for charity and the Snuggles Project, which have free patterns listed, as well.
A Threads of Love Video
For more information about Threads of Love, check out their YouTube video here:
Hopefully, you now know how to help sick infants with Threads of Love. We’ve covered what Threads of Love is, why you should get involved in this charity, and how you can get started today! We’ve even covered some free patterns for Threads of Love, so you can begin working with this charity right away.
Do you know of a great charity you would like to have written about? Did you enjoy this article? Are you excited to read about more exciting charities?
Make sure you read about the Snuggles Project, a charity devoted to cats and dogs in animal shelters. Basically, you can knit, crochet, or sew blankets for these animals, so they are not laying on the cold floor. What is sweeter than that, except this great charity?
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In the same way, let your light shine before others so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father, who is in heaven. – Matthew 5:16