So for my mid-life crisis, I rediscovered the quiet joy of latch hooking. It was something I did as a kid and it's something I can do while I spend time with my wife after a busy day at work. And it's something I can do to help others.
I typically either sell the rugs and donate any profits over the cost of materials to a charity. Or I'll donate the rugs outright, such as to Recycled Reads
or the Austin Pets Alive! thrift store.
Unfortunately, as with all things, it costs money to make a latch hook. There's the cost of the kit, cost for materials, labor, etc. I've already plunked down a good chunk of money, but as my day job is at a non-profit, this is a relatively expensive hobby for me.
I really just want to help others. It's why I've chosen to work at non-profits during my adult life, and I'm very excited that I've found something I can do outside of work that speaks to me creatively but can still benefit others, both by raising money for good causes and providing a unique gift for loved ones.
This will hopefully be an ongoing, life-long project, and I promise I will be unbelievably appreciative if you can help support me in helping others in a fun and unique way.
You can learn more about Heroic Yarns at my website, heroicyarns.com