Amy Berman shares the Mother Bear Project
Amy Berman shares the Mother Bear Project on the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird.
A native of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Amy Berman is a graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia with a major in journalism. She lived in the Pacific Northwest for almost 15 years and worked in advertising. Married and the mother of two children, she always wanted to make a difference for women and their children. She does that through Mother Bear Project which she founded in 2003 as a way to help children in Africa that are in regions highly affected by HIV/AIDS. She has traveled to Africa numerous times to distribute bears and to identify organizations who will distribute the bears as unconditional gifts of comfort and hope to children who often have too little of both.
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The Mother Bear Project is dedicated to providing comfort and hope to children affected by HIV/AIDS in emerging nations, by giving them a gift of love in the form of a hand-knit or crocheted bear. The simple gift of a hand-knit bear with a tag signed by the knitter has touched children with the message that they are unconditionally loved.
The response has been overwhelming, with people wanting to help from all over the world. Thousands of patterns have been distributed, and wonderful bears have been received from people of all ages, backgrounds and knitting abilities. It has brought people together to do something kind in the face of a horrible problem.
If you have a little time, there are pictures of children with their bears at THIS LINK. It is a precious collection, we think will have you gathering your materials and casting on right away.
If you missed getting to watch or hear this visit when it was live, it has been recorded and posted, the video from Marly’s studio is in her Facebook page, and the audio is at the podcast location: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2017/05/30/amy-berman-shares-the-mother-bear-project
Yarn Suggestions for Bears
In the FBLive broadcast, many of the commenters mentioned that they love using Red Heart Yarns to make these Mother Bears.
Red Heart Yarns makes a variety of wonderful acrylic worsted weight yarns that would be perfect for a bear. Here are some Marly Picked:
FB Live Broadcast
5/30/17: Behind the Scenes of the Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird. Guest: Mother Bear Project.
Posted by Marly Bird on Tuesday, May 30, 2017