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“When my wife passed away in 2010, I felt the loss that everybody feels, and I had nothing to do,” said Rutherford. “(My son) said to me, ‘If you want to help yourself, help somebody else.'”
Knitting the socks for homeless shelters has given him a purpose.
That’s what this blog, Joy with Purpose, is all about! By focusing on helping others, surprisingly, joy begins to bubble up within our own hearts. Check out my Aunt Ida’s story HERE. She crocheted over 3000 hats by the age of 98.
“There’s a lot of us, as we grow older, we sit at home and look at the wall with nothing to do. And Socks by Bob has given me that something to do. I think everybody has to have this. I think people have to reach out and touch other people. And I can do this by touching the socks.
For more on the story about Bob, check out CBC News – CLICK HERE
If you would like to read about more check out all the Charities and also all the Crafts that can be donated to charity that I’ve posted on JOY with Purpose.