My daughters have hearts of
gold...big hearts. These two big hearts we have started a family
project called Petunia and Marigold. The goal of our family project is to help
the children at Riley's Hospital for Children and Black Mountain Children's
Home. The girls worked together and have created bookmarks that they have been selling on our family Etsy website called Hi Mamma. The proceeds from the sales goes towards the purchase of supplies for the children's hospital.
To learn more about the Petunia
and Marigold Project you can click this link onHi
Mamma. And we also shared our story onOh My Handmade.
Over the past two years we have also been sewing pillowcases and collecting
gently used clothing for the children at Black Mountain Children's Home. Black Mountain Children's Home has been
caring for in Western North
Carolina for more than a century. It begun by Presbyterian minister Robert Perry
Smith in 1904 as Mountain Orphanage, the Home began its ministry taking in
Appalachian children whose parents had died or disappeared. Today, the ministry
serves youth from birth through college graduation through family foster care,
residential care, transitional living, and independent living.
The girls and I travel to Black Mountain for our family vacations. Two summers ago, our niece/cousin came along with us for the adventure. Having never crossed the state line of North Carolina she was quite excited for the trip. It was fun to see my girls share with her the experiences they have had while in North Carolina.