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Prayer Shawls for Rush Charity Drive 2016: Last Chance!


Prayer Shawls for Rush Charity Drive [3]

Last chance!! If you haven’t yet sent in your knit or crochet prayer shawl for our Prayer Shawls for Rush Charity Drive [3], today, December 5th is the last day to ship a package to be entered in our grand prize giveaway!

Our original plan was to announce a winner today, but the shawls just keep coming in and show no signs of stopping – wow! So, to give all the shawls a chance to make it to our office, we’re going to hold off on announcing a winner for just a bit longer. That leaves you with today to complete your shawl, so finish off those last few rows and head to the post office!

To hold you over until then, check out some of the beautiful shawls we’ve gotten in so far! How many do you think we’re up to? A big thank you to everyone who’s sent one (or more!) in so far.

Prayer Shawls for Rush Charity Drive [3]

If you need a refresher on the prayer shawl drive or Rush University Medical Center’s mission, be sure to check out our video!

Knit or Crochet Shawl Requirements:

Free Crochet Prayer Shawls [5]If you’re stuck on ideas, our friend Marie Segares has generously donated this crochet prayer shawl pattern [6], and Jessica Anderson has contributed this knit prayer shawl pattern [7] just for this event! If you’d like a little more inspiration, check out the free patterns in our eBook, Free Crochet Prayer Shawls [5].

And, if you’re feeling extra charitable, don’t miss AllFreeKnitting’s [8] “Knitting for Charity: 23 Free Hat Patterns” [9] collection.


Plus, in addition to the warm feelings that come with helping someone in need, if you send in a knit or crochet prayer shawl you’ll automatically be entered to win the exclusive yarn bundle seen below!

Prayer Shawls for Rush Charity Drive Giveaway [3]As a reminder, the rules are as follows:

Knit or crochet a shawl, big enough to comfort someone, and weave a few warm and healing thoughts into it as you work.  Then, box it up and send it to us.  The only thing you MUST DO is put a slip of paper/card/something INSIDE the box so we know who sent it.  Information on the outside of the box does not count!  

What is your favorite comforting quote or thought?