T21 Traveling Afghan

I’m a little bit late in posting this, but in case you haven’t heard, the amazing CJ of Little Miss E has created a fun way to connect families, spread joy, and increase DS awareness.  It’s called the T21 Traveling Afghan, and here’s how she explains it:

There is a T21 Afghan that is about to begin an amazing adventure!!

The handmade blanket is going to ship out to families who have a family member with Down Syndrome. The family member can be of any age, from birth through the senior years. The family can also be located anywhere on the globe.

The afghan will travel from one family to another, along with a journal.

Each family, upon receiving the afghan, takes a picture of their little one with it and we post it on a “T21 Traveling Afghan” page. After having the afghan for bit, the family writes a note in the journal and sends it off to the next family,who’s address I will email to them.

I would LOVE to see the afghan hit all fifty states and as many countries as possible! Let’s send this baby far and wide to include all the families who would like to participate!

Please post about this on your blogs, FaceBook, MySpace, Twitter, etc. with a link back to this page. That way we can spread the the word out as far and wide as possible.

Shipping cost will be the responsibility of the sending party, therefore, I will make a smaller sized afghan.

To sign up, please send an email (subject: T21 Afghan) to littlemisse21@gmail.com with the following information:

1. Name
2. Address
3. Blog url
4. Name and age of child or person with T21
5. Whether or not you would be willing to ship the afghan out of your country of residence

Woo hoo! Let’s get the ‘ghan rolling!!

Please feel free to respond with any questions, comments or specifics I may have overlooked!

Here is the button that you can put on your blog to help spread the word! The code is located on my sidebar under the button. Clicking on the button will link back to this post so everyone can be aware of how it works!

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Grab the button and spread the word!

UPDATED TO ADD: Here’s a link to the Google map of the T21 Traveling Afghan’s progress.

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I am a daughter, sister, wife, and mother to three sons. I am a cookie-baker, storyteller, kisser-of-boo-boos, and an advocate for children with disabilities. Pinwheels is my blog about life as the mother of a boy with Down syndrome. I also have a website at www.jennifergrafgroneberg.com
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2 Responses to T21 Traveling Afghan

  1. Trish says:

    What a great idea! I’m sure the journal itself would be a great read – best wishes with the project. :)

  2. Ellen says:

    Wow, this is AWESOME!!! We did a traveling quilt for Pediatric Stroke Awareness, but didn’t have anything as organized as posting photos of kids with it, such a great idea.

    Anything we can do to raise awareness about our kids is an incredible thing.

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