Mission

The mission of The Common Thread Circle of volunteers is to provide Houston area hospital patients with comforting handcrafted items.  We hope to bring some joy and comfort to these patients during their difficult hospital stay.  We make pillows in shapes of large and small hearts.  The large hearts are useful as a cough pillow during respiration therapy for patients following heart surgery as well as other surgeries.  Also,  breast cancer patients use them to protect their ports.  We donate our stuffed toys which we call “critters” and knitted bears to hospitalized children.  Our knitters and crocheters make lovely scarves, hats, and shawls for both adults and children.  Blankets and tote bags are helpful during the patient’s stay.  The “therapy dolls” prepare children for their treatments.  We use colorful materials that are 100% hypoallergenic and irritant free.

The Common Thread Circle is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization affiliated with Memorial Drive United Methodist Church and its affiliated organizations.  Our efforts are very much appreciated by the hospitals and patients.  Letters of appreciation sent to us can be read in our Testimonial section.

The Common Thread Circle would like to invite anyone who has an interest in making comforting handcrafted works to be donated to patients in our hospitals to join us at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079, on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, downstairs in Room D126, from 9:30 a.m. till noon.  Please join us to sew, knit, crochet, stuff pillows, and fellowship.  For those who cannot attend our Tuesday meetings, we meet every Monday at Memorial Drive UMC in Room D126 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. For questions or if you have materials you wish to donate, please contact Lenore Alfredson at 281-579-8551 or lenore.alfredson @gmail.com   Please come join us.