I have been blessed with a wonderful husband, children, extended family and dedicated friends. We support each other and power through the tough times. Unfortunately, not everyone is as fortunate and many people find themselves facing challenges alone. When I have an opportunity, I like to team up with organizations that share my philosophy to help others. Today, I’d like to tell you about an organization that provides support to those in need and touches lives, one person at a time! ~Maria~
Sick ‘lil Monkeys was founded by Kelli Wohlgemuth. Kelli, her husband (who we hear is a dream) and their two, “furbabies” live in a small farmhouse in Georgia. She is a crafter, designs beautiful custom crochet hooks, crochet patterns and most recently has found artistic release as a Jamberry Nail Wrap representative.
Kelli founded Sick ‘lil Monkeys with a mission to offer HOPE for anyone experiencing hardship, despite the type of hardship. Kelli’s journey began when her stepmother lost her hair to radiation therapy and could not get assistance from insurance to cover a wig. Kelli’s research taught her that there were very few resources available to help people in need, unless they met a very specific set of misfortunes and criteria. Kelli’s view is that LIFE happens to ALL of us, whether we fit into a specific category or not and so she created an organization that would assist with many different types of nees!
The Sick ‘Lil Monkeys Organization helps people in many ways; by providing wigs to cancer patients, shoes to the financially challenged, a sick child’s Chuck E Cheese birthday celebration, holiday meals for families, or something as simple as a handmade gift to brighten the day of those suffering from depression. Each month they select an individual to “sponsor”, with a specific goal to meet, once that goal has been met, they select the next.
If you’d like to support Kelli in her journey to help others, stop by her shops and check out her beautiful handcrafted crochet hooks or unique crochet pattern designs. She’s super friendly and very customer focused too.
To visit her Ravelry shop, click here.
To visit her Etsy click here.