O…Orphaned No More
P…Patterns With Purpose
E…Even the Least of These
Create H.O.P.E Designs is an organization that was started in September of 2011 by a group of women with a collective desire to make a difference with their talents. It was obvious what could be done, we all shared something in common, we are designers. We are a collection of artists selling our patterns to those crafter’s in the world that share our need to beautify our surroundings. It was with this goal in mind that Create H.O.P.E Designs or Create H.O.P.E was launched. Our goal is to provide beautiful patterns or tutorials for a very affordable price. All of the designs are down-loadable PDF files, ensuring that Create H.O.P.E will operate overhead-free. 100% of all funds generated will benefit designated foundations serving orphans and their communities.
Create H.O.P.E will benefit children from all corners of the world. Every four months a new collection of patterns or tutorials will be released benefiting a particular foundation working with orphans. The patterns released for that foundation will always benefit that foundation, ensuring continued support from crafters around the world.
It is estimated that there are approximately *143 to 210 MILLION orphans worldwide. The approximate population of the US is 300 million, does that put this issue in perspective? Everyday 5,760 children become orphans, these children are orphaned for many reasons, poverty, disease, war and government regulations of family size. Sadly, every 2.2 seconds another orphan “ages out” with no family or home, making them vulnerable to abuse, prostitution, becoming child soldiers, and suicide. Orphans literally are the most vulnerable part of any society. In Africa, every 15 seconds a child becomes and orphan because of the AIDS epidemic. Orphans have no family, voice, or ability to control what life hands to them. It is our desire to aid those that are trying to make a difference without simply asking for money with nothing in return. It only takes a little from everyone to make big differences. We can talk about statistics all day, but the important thing to remember is that EVERY orphan is an innocent child, a living, breathing precious child.
* UNICEF 2011 report
Create H.O.P.E designers are leaders in the crafting industry. They are professionals who take their jobs seriously. The patterns that you will find are very well done, we believe they are a great bargain at only 5.00 each. You will find detailed instructions, professionally drafted pattern pieces and beautiful photography with each design offered. We feel it a privilege to use our talents to bless the children of the world, we understand that it is OUR responsibility to make a difference.
How can you help? Buy the patterns. Share this site and info with your friends, family and colleagues. Design for Create H.O.P.E, if you have something you’d like to contribute, we’d love to have it. We are hoping to fill our store with arts and crafts of all mediums. Finally, pray for the children and their caregivers. Be grateful for all you have and have compassion for those that were born into a situation not of their choosing.
Remember that you may be everything to someone with nothing.