Help Make The Season Bright for Delmarva: Calling All Crafters!

www.delmarvacrafters.org. Help make the season bright for our community! Calling all Delmarva crafters to craft for good & make a difference for those in need! Get involved. The background image is a woman and young children looking at candy and gifts.
Image ID: http://www.delmarvacrafters.org. Help make the season bright for our community! Calling all Delmarva crafters to craft for good & make a difference for those in need! Get involved. The background image is a woman and young children looking at candy and gifts.

Some people say that the holidays aren’t here until it’s Thanksgiving, but I think crafters can agree that it’s the few weeks leading up to Thanksgiving that make all the difference.

Most of all, it’s starting to get to cold… and not everyone has the ability to stay warm. If you want to make an impact in your community during this time, it’s totally possible to do that because we have projects to sign up for as a community. You can enjoy a holiday movie— and make a scarf for someone in need! Win, win!

If you would like to donate supplies, please reach out to me! I am in need of ALL crafting supplies – including arts and crafts supplies to make cards! For monetary donations, please donate to our GoFundMe.

This winter holiday project will be updated as non-profits, local organizations and faith organizations reach out. Please check back periodically for any updates if you are not a Facebook member of our Craft Club Facebook group.

  • Winter Holiday Card Drive: you can make Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or just general winter themed cards! No matter what you make, it’s sure to raise the spirits of those who need it! The goal is to collect as many cards as possible to donate to senior facilities, orgs/non-profits, faith organizations and citizens in isolation. If your organization needs cards or a citizen needs a card, please reach out.
  • Face Masks are still in need for many orgs! Please make sure to always check out our Sign Up Genius right here! It will go to your email and it will help me to stay on track on for who is signing up for what project. If that is too hard, I am happy to collect your masks (or project) to pick up from you!
  • Sewn Face Masks & ear savers for Lower Shore Vulnerable Populations: we have partnered with Tri Community Meditation (a local non-profit) who leads the Vulnerable Populations Task Force for Salisbury & Wicomico County, MD since May to provide face masks for those affected by poverty, immigrants, disabled, etc, at community outreach events called “One-Stop-Shop” events.
  • Red, White & Blue Twin Sized Quilts or Crochet/Knit Blankets for Coastal Hospice’s “We Honor a Veteran” Program: yarn and materials must be new! Please make sure fabric is washed! If making blankets for this program, please let me know & I will retrieve blanket squares for it from the Warm Up America box.
  • Soap SACKS: we will be donating knitted and crocheted SOAP soaps and bars of soaps to the Lower Shore Vulnerable Populations Task Force events (and any other org/faith org) that requests these. The pattern for the Soap SACK is here. Cotton yarn only! Please reach out to me to pick up yarn!
  • Warm Up Wicomico: they are in need of scarves, hats, gloves, mittens, blankets (please read below), etc. You can knit, crochet or sew these items! These will be given out to the homeless shelters and to those being affected by poverty in Wicomico County.
  • Assemble Blanket Squares & Sew/Crochet Blanket Squares: From the incredible non-profit “Warm Up America” – we got a box of 500 squares for blanket. These squares are assembled via crocheting or sewing (via yarn) to assemble into blankets. You can pick up as many squares as you would like via my house. Warm Up America requires the number of blankets to be counted and photos helps with their funding so please make sure to keep an accurate tally & take pics. Thank you!!

One-Stop-Shop: November 8th at Doverdale Park!

One-Stop-Shop Event Presented by Lower Shore Vulnerable Populations Task Force 

Sunday, November 8th
 2 p.m - 4 p.m 
Doverdale Park
922 Johnson St., Salisbury, MD 21804 Wheelchair accessible; near Shore Transit Bus Stop 114. 

FREE FOOD Fresh produce boxes and non- perishable items. Milk, cheese, and meat may also be available – FREE FACE MASKS & HAND SANITIZER – FLU SHOTS – RENTAL ASSISTANCE – NARCAN TRAINING & DISTRIBUTION – HEALTHCARE INFORMATION & SCREENINGS – AND OTHER RESOURCES & GIVEAWAYS!!! WE FOLLOW CDC SAFETY GUIDELINES: Everyone is required to wear masks and maintain physical distancing at the event. If you are feeling unwell please stay home. Let’s all keep each other safe!
Image ID: FREE FOOD Fresh produce boxes and non- perishable items. Milk, cheese, and meat may also be available – FREE FACE MASKS & HAND SANITIZER – FLU SHOTS – RENTAL ASSISTANCE – NARCAN TRAINING & DISTRIBUTION – HEALTHCARE INFORMATION & SCREENINGS – AND OTHER RESOURCES & GIVEAWAYS!!! WE FOLLOW CDC SAFETY GUIDELINES: Everyone is required to wear masks and maintain physical distancing at the event. If you are feeling unwell please stay home. Let’s all keep each other safe!

The Lower Shore Vulnerable Populations Task Force will be hosting another One-Stop-Shop again this upcoming Sunday on the 8th in Salisbury.

One major component is making sure that the word is getting OUT! If you want to share the Facebook event, you can do that by checking it out here. Otherwise, we kindly ask you to share these flyers on your social media or within your neighborhood!

If you’re concerned about ink, you can download the low ink options, via the Drive or via Facebook. By distributing them to friends, local business or your church (for example), it allows everyone to find out about them! We want to help all.

Below are the links and files:

Google Drive (all files; you can download them individually or all of them)

The Task Force is in need masks, soap, and sanitizer to provide at the events. Our underserved communities are in need of help! Delmarva Crafters will provide fabric, elastic, etc, if you will commit to sewing! Not nearby? You can ship masks! Reach out to me with any questions that you have.

Evento en una Sola Parada
Presentado por el Grupo de Trabajo con la Población Vulnerable de la costa baja

Domingo 7 de Noviembre, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Doverdale Park
922 Johnson St., Salisbury MD 21804

Accesible para sillas de ruedas; La parada de autobús más cercana es 114

ALIMENTOS GRATUITOS
Cajas de productos frescos y artículos no perecederos. Leche, queso y carne también pueden estar disponibles

– MASCARILLAS Y DESINFECTANTE DE MANOS GRATUITO
– VACUNA CONTRA LA GRIPE
– AYUDA CON EL ALQUILER
– ADIESTRAMIENTO DE NARCAN Y DISTRIBUCIÓN
– INFORMACIÓN Y EXÁMENES MÉDICOS
– ¡Y OTROS RECURSOS Y REGALOS!!!

SEGUIMOS LAS PAUTAS DE SEGURIDAD DEL CDC
Todo el mundo está obligado a usar mascarillas y mantener el distanciamiento físico en el evento. Si te sientes mal, por favor quédate en casa.


Evenman Resous Kolektif
Se Lower Shore Vulnerable Populations Task Force ki prezante evènman sa a

Dimanch 8 Novanm, 2 è pou 4 è nan aprèmidi
Doverdale Park
922 Johnson St., Salisbury MD 21804

Aksèsib pou chèz roulant; arè otobis ki pi pre se 114

MANJE GRATIS
Bwat fwi ak legim frè ak manje ki pa ka gate. Lèt, fromaj ak vyann gendwa disponib tou.

– MASK AK ALKÒL POU LAVE MEN
– VAKSEN POU GRIP LA
– ÈD POU PEYE LWAYE
– FÒMASYON AK DISTRIBISYON POU NARCAN (NAKEN)
– ENFÒMASYON KONSÈNAN SWEN SANTE AK DEPISTAJ
– AK LÒT RESOUS AK KADÒ!!!

NOU SUIV RÈG SEKIRITE SOTI NAN CDC:
Tout moun nan evènman sa a dwe mete mask epi kenbe yon distans sosyal. Si w santi w pa byen tanpri rete lakay ou. Annou tout kenbe youn lot an sekirite!
Evenman Resous Kolektif
Se Lower Shore Vulnerable Populations Task Force ki prezante evènman sa a

Dimanch 8 Novanm, 2 è pou 4 è nan aprèmidi
Doverdale Park
922 Johnson St., Salisbury MD 21804

Aksèsib pou chèz roulant; arè otobis ki pi pre se 114

MANJE GRATIS
Bwat fwi ak legim frè ak manje ki pa ka gate. Lèt, fromaj ak vyann gendwa disponib tou.

– MASK AK ALKÒL POU LAVE MEN
– VAKSEN POU GRIP LA
– ÈD POU PEYE LWAYE
– FÒMASYON AK DISTRIBISYON POU NARCAN (NAKEN)
– ENFÒMASYON KONSÈNAN SWEN SANTE AK DEPISTAJ
– AK LÒT RESOUS AK KADÒ!!!

NOU SUIV RÈG SEKIRITE SOTI NAN CDC:
Tout moun nan evènman sa a dwe mete mask epi kenbe yon distans sosyal. Si w santi w pa byen tanpri rete lakay ou. Annou tout kenbe youn lot an sekirite!

Group Announcement

an older Singer from the 20-30s with a wooden base board is sewing red cotton fabric. It reads GROUP ANNOUNCEMENT. The group is in the corner
Image ID: an older Singer from the 20-30s with a wooden base board is sewing red cotton fabric. It reads GROUP ANNOUNCEMENT. The group is in the corner.
IMPORTANT: For volunteers who have contributed, please comment or email contact@delmarvacovidcrafters. I need you to message you via Facebook or email, so you can be “logged” for an upcoming thank you! If you would like to participate in the Masks On Maryland video, please make sure I have a photo (or video) of you. Thanks!

We’ll now be going into November. Wow, right? A few months ago in March, I had a vision of starting a mask group because there was a mask shortage. So many of you have done so much– and made so many masks.

Wow, what a journey of mask making, donations, and volunteering from you all. I am so impressed by what this journey of love has been. Together, we have made so many friends. It’s fair to say that we can be so proud of what we have done together! When we can get together, I look forward to a nice night out together with all of us!!

I know a lot of you have gone back to work, are doing virtual learning with kiddos, grandkids, or loved ones. Maybe you’re just experiencing a sense of fatigue from all of the sewing (or crochet/knit from our fiber volunteers)!

Either way, you have contributed to this little group. It is an incredible journey because of YOU!

As we head into winter, it has left me to wonder: how do we continue to contribute? The needs are not just masks, but winter goods. We have an entire community here of needs that are rushing in. They need help… and we can help!

Ironically, there is a blanket nearby that is waiting to be finished. It’s a grief gift for someone who recently lost a loved one. Items like that remind me of the mission of this group.

We can craft compassion in a time of distance.

With this new shift, I will be moving forward in new ways. Instead of just focusing on masks, I will be encouraging others to come to “us” about other community initiatives– such as for nursing homes, the elderly, and many others. Quilts for dementia for example are a need, just to use that as one example.

We will still make masks, but will also serve all– and be a bit more open and relaxed, too. I hope to foster Zooms for us to stitch together (knit, sew, crochet, and whatever crafts we enjoy together), encourage volunteerism, and a center of the charitable community that we have been. If there are projects to participate in, I will make sure that others know about them. My role is, and always will be, to serve our community. I have a lot of visions of how this can happen— including in our “new normal.” I know we got this!

I think being relaxed will encourage others to serve along with us, too! I hope you will still participate with this little group here that was formed on love. I will be shifting our name to reflect the new reality and the way that I want us to move forward. Most of all, I hope you will keeping on this journey.

Keep posted for the next update!

Love, Dom

One-Stop-Shop: October 24th at Prince Street Elementary!

Volunteers talking to people in our community. There are multiple booths, people, and they are interacting. All people are wearing masks. It is taken in a mall parking lot at the One-Stop-Shop.
Image ID: this is an image of volunteers talking to people in our community. There are multiple booths, people, and they are interacting. All people are wearing masks. It is taken in a mall parking lot at the One-Stop-Shop.

One-Stop-Shops are organized by the Lower Shore Vulnerable Populations Task Force to provide invaluable community resources. The Task Force and its partnerships rely on your help to keep providing for those who need it!

Delmarva COVID Crafters is really thankful to play a part in our community. We encourage you to print out these flyers, share in your community even if it’s via social media, and reach out to us for ways that you can get involved!

The Task Force has a Facebook and an Instagram! Many know that our grassroots organization started because our community needed masks. As the pandemic continues, we are learning new ways to help use our platform. You can subscribe to “blog updates” to get these updates if you’re a more traditional website user.

Our website (thanks to Jessica Oddi) has been updated to be more accessible. Our goal has always been to be accessible and inclusive. We are so happy that we will be happy to grow in this effort. As we more forward in this pandemic, we are growing too. Look forward to new projects as we ease into winter – such as providing winter goods, new community initiatives and ways that we can contribute as crafters. I believe in crafting for change, especially in 2020.

Love, Dom

Want to help? We need masks, soap, and sanitizer. Our underserved communities are in need of help! Delmarva COVID Crafters will provide fabric, elastic, etc, if you will commit to sewing! Not nearby? You can ship masks!

One-Stop-Shop Flyers for October 24th

Please feel free to download these! You can share directly from the Facebook page as well! The Image Descriptions for all 3 Flyers are below as well.

Google Drive Folder (All Files – you can download them individually & share)

One-Stop-Shop Event Presented by Lower Shore Vulnerable Populations Task Force Saturday, October 17th, 9 a.m. - 12 NOON 

Prince Street Elementary 400 Prince St, Salisbury, MD 21804 Wheelchair accessible; near Shore Transit Bus Stop 154

FREE FOOD 
Fresh produce boxes and non- perishable items. Milk, cheese, and meat may also be available 

- FREE FACE MASKS & HAND SANITIZER 

- FLU SHOTS 

- RENTAL ASSISTANCE 

- NARCAN TRAINING & DISTRIBUTION 

- HEALTHCARE INFORMATION & SCREENINGS

- AND OTHER RESOURCES & GIVEAWAYS!!! 

WE FOLLOW CDC SAFETY GUIDELINES: Everyone is required to wear masks and maintain physical distancing at the event. If you are feeling unwell please stay home. Let's all keep each other safe!
One-Stop-Shop Event Presented by Lower Shore Vulnerable Populations Task Force Saturday, October 17th, 9 a.m. – 12 NOON Prince Street Elementary 400 Prince St, Salisbury, MD 21804 Wheelchair accessible; near Shore Transit Bus Stop 154. FREE FOOD Fresh produce boxes and non- perishable items. Milk, cheese, and meat may also be available – FREE FACE MASKS & HAND SANITIZER – FLU SHOTS – RENTAL ASSISTANCE – NARCAN TRAINING & DISTRIBUTION – HEALTHCARE INFORMATION & SCREENINGS – AND OTHER RESOURCES & GIVEAWAYS!!! WE FOLLOW CDC SAFETY GUIDELINES: Everyone is required to wear masks and maintain physical distancing at the event. If you are feeling unwell please stay home. Let’s all keep each other safe!
Evento en una Sola Parada
Presentado por el Grupo de Trabajo con la Población Vulnerable de la costa baja

Sábado, 24 de Octubre, 9 a.m. - 12 del mediodía
Prince Street Elementary 
400 Prince St., Salisbury MD 21804

Accesible para sillas de ruedas; La parada de autobús más cercana es 154

ALIMENTOS GRATUITOS
Cajas de productos frescos y artículos no perecederos. Leche, queso y carne también pueden estar disponibles

- MASCARILLAS Y DESINFECTANTE DE MANOS GRATUITO
- VACUNA CONTRA LA GRIPE
- AYUDA CON EL ALQUILER 
- ADIESTRAMIENTO DE NARCAN Y DISTRIBUCIÓN
- INFORMACIÓN Y EXÁMENES MÉDICOS 
- ¡Y OTROS RECURSOS Y REGALOS!!!

SEGUIMOS LAS PAUTAS DE SEGURIDAD DEL CDC
Todo el mundo está obligado a usar mascarillas y mantener el distanciamiento físico en el evento. Si te sientes mal, por favor quédate en casa.
Evento en una Sola Parada
Presentado por el Grupo de Trabajo con la Población Vulnerable de la costa baja

Sábado, 24 de Octubre, 9 a.m. – 12 del mediodía
Prince Street Elementary
400 Prince St., Salisbury MD 21804

Accesible para sillas de ruedas; La parada de autobús más cercana es 154

ALIMENTOS GRATUITOS
Cajas de productos frescos y artículos no perecederos. Leche, queso y carne también pueden estar disponibles

– MASCARILLAS Y DESINFECTANTE DE MANOS GRATUITO
– VACUNA CONTRA LA GRIPE
– AYUDA CON EL ALQUILER
– ADIESTRAMIENTO DE NARCAN Y DISTRIBUCIÓN
– INFORMACIÓN Y EXÁMENES MÉDICOS
– ¡Y OTROS RECURSOS Y REGALOS!!!

SEGUIMOS LAS PAUTAS DE SEGURIDAD DEL CDC
Todo el mundo está obligado a usar mascarillas y mantener el distanciamiento físico en el evento. Si te sientes mal, por favor quédate en casa.
Evenman Resous Kolektif
Se Lower Shore Vulnerable Populations Task Force ki prezante evènman sa a

Samdi 24 Oktòb, 9 è nan maten pou MIDI
Prince Street Elementary
400 Prince St., Salisbury MD 21804

Aksèsib pou chèz roulant; arè otobis ki pi pre se 154

MANJE GRATIS
Bwat fwi ak legim frè ak manje ki pa ka gate. Lèt, fromaj ak vyann gendwa disponib tou.

- MASK AK ALKÒL POU LAVE MEN
- VAKSEN POU GRIP LA
- ÈD POU PEYE LWAYE 
- FÒMASYON AK DISTRIBISYON POU NARCAN (NAKEN)
- ENFÒMASYON KONSÈNAN SWEN SANTE AK DEPISTAJ
- AK LÒT RESOUS AK KADÒ!!!

NOU SUIV RÈG SEKIRITE SOTI NAN CDC:
Tout moun nan evènman sa a dwe mete mask epi kenbe yon distans sosyal. Si w santi w pa byen tanpri rete lakay ou. Annou tout kenbe youn lot an sekirite!
Evenman Resous Kolektif
Se Lower Shore Vulnerable Populations Task Force ki prezante evènman sa a

Samdi 24 Oktòb, 9 è nan maten pou MIDI
Prince Street Elementary
400 Prince St., Salisbury MD 21804

Aksèsib pou chèz roulant; arè otobis ki pi pre se 154

MANJE GRATIS
Bwat fwi ak legim frè ak manje ki pa ka gate. Lèt, fromaj ak vyann gendwa disponib tou.

– MASK AK ALKÒL POU LAVE MEN
– VAKSEN POU GRIP LA
– ÈD POU PEYE LWAYE
– FÒMASYON AK DISTRIBISYON POU NARCAN (NAKEN)
– ENFÒMASYON KONSÈNAN SWEN SANTE AK DEPISTAJ
– AK LÒT RESOUS AK KADÒ!!!

NOU SUIV RÈG SEKIRITE SOTI NAN CDC:
Tout moun nan evènman sa a dwe mete mask epi kenbe yon distans sosyal. Si w santi w pa byen tanpri rete lakay ou. Annou tout kenbe youn lot an sekirite!