Leaving A Legacy 

Read about our partner charity and see the items we are crafting 

Read the Project Must-Knows 

Pick a pattern from our approved or suggested pattern collection

Shipping address, print a care slip & tally your donation

 
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Raising Hope For Others is a local 501(c)3 with the mission to help community members offset overwhelming medical costs. We are specifically helping them with their Leaving A Legacy project.

 

The Leaving a Legacy project was created in 2017 as a memorial to Patrice Berman's beloved husband, Eddie. Partice, the Founder of Raising Hope For Others, took her grief and turned it into this project. His giving spirit and compassion for all is reflected in their comfort bags. The charitable bags are given for free to anyone in need of comfort. This serves a local need, bringing neighbors together to support each other during trying times. The contents of each bag are specifically chosen to meet the needs of its recipient. 

 what are we crafting? 

Item Requested
Craft Type
Quantity Requested
Quantity Still Needed
Bags
Sew
100
31
Chemo Cap
Sew/Knit/Crochet
100
38
Cosmetic Bags
Sew
100
16
Masks: Adult
Sew
100
0
Mini Tissue Holder
Sew/Crochet
143
0
Port Pillow
Sew/Knit/Crochet
182
0

 project must-knows 

1) Pandemic Relief Masks - Leaving A Legacy would like to put a mask in each bag. These masks need to be 2 layers with a filter pocket or 3 layers. The 3rd layers needs to be a non-woven material like polypropylene. This location prefers elastic ear loops to ties. The CDC recommends nose wires in masks, as do we. We recommend that these are removable, so when they break, they can be replaced and the entire mask does not get tossed.

2) Tote Bags (Sewn) - We have many variations of tote bags that will work for this project, please review our project overview sheet first before starting your tote bag so you have an idea of what this partner charity is looking for. You can find this easily in our pattern section below. This location will accept most any tote bags that are approximately 16x16 in size and we are looking for a wide variety of fabrics to appeal to men, women and everyone in between! 

3) Port Pillows - (Sewn/Knit/Crochet)-This project is fast and easy. We have one pattern for each crafty type that we have approved. We like this pattern because it has two straps to secure the pillow to the seat belt. We understand that there are many ways to make a port pillow, however this is the port pillow that has been approved for this project. Please follow this pattern for this partner. 

4) Mini Tissue Holders - (Sewn/Crochet) This scrap buster is sure to be popular and we encourage you to tally just a few at a time with the other items you will be sending Leaving a Legacy to allow everyone to participate in making these fun little scrap busters! 

5) Cosmetic Bag - (Sewn) This little zip up pouch is a fun project and we have several approved patterns to make these up!

6) Chemo Caps - (Sewn/Knit/Crochet) We have many wonderful patterns for sewing, knitting or crocheting up soft and comfortable chemo caps. If knitting/crocheting these caps please follow our approved/tested yarn list. It is especially important for the sensitive scalps of a patient going through chemotherapy to get the right kind of yarn. Our Advisory Board spends a lot of time testing yarns so you don't have to. Please trust that they have our recipients best interest at heart. We have a wide selection of yarns at every price point available on our approved list. List available below in our pattern section. 

 
 

 tote bags 

 
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Tote Bag Project Overview

Project Overview Sheet for Tote Bags: Start Here for this project.

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DIY Tote-Beginner

Basic lined beginner friendly tote bag

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Earth Day Jean Tote

Easy reusable tote up-cycled from an old pair of jeans

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Two-Tone Fabric Tote

Cute two toned fabric totes made two ways

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DIY Simple Jean Tote

Video tutorial for simple jean tote bag

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Box Corner Tutorial

Helpful tutorial on making box corners

 chemo caps - crochet 

 
All Fiber Arts

Crafting Change Recommended & Tested Yarn List

Recommended & Tested Yarn List for all partner projects

Crochet

Dove & Peacock Chemo Caps

Easy & modern chemo caps

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Clochette

This cute brimmed hat is sure to be hit with anyone!

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Any Size Shell Stitch Hat

This basic hat uses only a few crochet stitches to make a beautiful cap

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Basketweave Vertical Stripe Cap

Crochet for Cancer Basketweave Vertical Stripe Cap.

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Elegant Hat

Hat is worked in continuous rounds and anyone will be lucky to receive it!

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Little Sister's Hat

Quick and easy pattern in 4 sizes for all the sisters in your life

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Crochet Chemo Turban

A lightweight hat for the summer months

 chemo caps - knit and sewn 

 
All Fiber Arts

Recommended & Tested Yarn List

Crafting Change Recommended & Tested Yarn List for our Partner Projects

Knit

Mock J Crew Ribbed Watchman Cap

Comfortable pattern sure to please any head.

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Twist Top Slouchy Beanie

Easy to sew beanie is soft and stylish

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Daydream Believer Updated Scarf

Easy, fun and popular style of head covering requested by our charity partner.

Knit

Glinda's Chemo Hat

This unisex cap is easy to knit!

Knit

Knots of Love Geri's Cables

Versatile hat, brim can be worn up or down.

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The Turban Project Pattern

The written pattern for the basic Turban Project turban.

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Christian's Cap

This striped unisex hat is easy to knit!

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Boho Beanie/Chemo Cap

This comfortable, elasticated cap won't slip off.

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The Turban Project Video Tutorial

Video partner for the Turban Project pattern

 port pillows and tissue holders 

 
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Project Overview Sheet Port Pillow

Project Overview Sheet for Sewn Port Pillow

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2-strap Sewn Port Pillow

Simple and secure sewn port pillow

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Fabric Mini Tissue Holder

This sewn mini tissue holder is real scrap buster!

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Project Overview Sheet Mini Tissue Holder

Project Overview Sheet for sewn mini tissue holder

Knit

Knit Port Pillow

Crafting Change Port Pillow by Robyn Peters

Crochet

Crochet Mini Tissue Holder

These mini tissue holders have a cute pocket too!

All Fiber Arts

Crafting Change Recommended & Tested Yarn List

Our recommended and tested yarns for our partner projects

Crochet

Crochet Port Pillow

Crafting Change Port Pillow by Melanie Shovelski

 cosmetic bags 

 
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Cosmetic Bag Project Overview Sheet

Project Overview Sheet for cosmetic bags for Leaving A Legacy. Start Here!

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15 Minute Zipper Pouch

Fast & Easy cosmetic bag

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So Sew Easy Cosmetic Bag

This fast and easy zippered cosmetic bag is roomy and fun to make!

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Crafting Change Zippered Cosmetic Bag

Drawn pattern for easy cosmetic bag by Kathy Lawrence

 masks 

 
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Crafting Change Face Mask FAQ

Our FAQ on mask making!

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We Can Sew It (Rosie)

The original "We Can Sew It" aka Rosie pattern. Can be easily modified to add elastic on the sides by using a bias tape strip instead of ties! Adult size only.

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Craft Passion Video Tutorial

Video companion for the Craft Passion mask

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Sewing Seeds of Love

This is a popular and easy to sew kids mask.

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Japanese Sewing Book 3D

Easy 3D (origami) style mask (no nose wire required)! Pattern & Video!

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Deaconess

Pleated mask great for kids

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SSOL Video Tutorial

Video companion for the Sewing Seeds of Love pattern

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Craft Passion

This contoured mask has multiple sizes great for kids.

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Deaconess Video Tutorial

Watch this tutorial to add a filter pocket to the Deaconess!

 shipping guidelines 

Leaving A Legacy is happy to accept your shipment when you are able to send it. Please include a Crafting Change Care Slip in your package and mail to: 

Leaving A Legacy

461 Tennent Road

Manalapan, NJ 07726