On Wednesday night (and also two Wednesday nights ago), the young women of our church assembled together for a service project.
It was no ordinary service project. It was one in honor of our good friend, Caitlin. Caitlin died in a car accident in November, and her family bravely donated her organs.
Our service project was two-fold. We wanted to finish the last two ten-hour projects for Caitlin's Personal Progress. Knowledge and Good Works. We also wanted to show our love and support to her family and make a donation to the Living Legacy Foundation.
Before she died, the foundation made cast handprints from Caitlin's hand and gave them to the family in small drawstring bags sewn from butterfly fabric. The butterfly fabric signifying of the changes in life.
Butterfly fabric was donated by members of our church and about fifty of us set out to trace, cut, press, sew, and string the bags. The first night was the busiest with the tracing and cutting (while some of us did sew). This past Wednesday was mostly sewing and stringing.
I brought home a few bags to finish, as did a few other ladies in our church. When all is said and done, we will be able to donate approximately 250 bags to the foundation. In Caitlin's memory. We are so thrilled to be able to do this for Caitlin. Her family. And the foundation.