Refugee Welcome Mats in the news!

Watch this story about us by Seattle's own King 5 news - March 2, 2019

More stories in the news

Local arts project teaches compassion and crochet at Shorecrest - Wednesday, February 7, 

This is a story about the wonderful work of our beloved Elsa Bouman who did so much during our first two years to help form this group. Without her, this effort would not exist. Thank you, Elsa!



Calling all crafters, fiber artists, and people with big hearts

In today's tumultuous political scene, those of us who care about how the United States treats others--citizens or not--have to step up and do more to counteract the hate and lack of acceptance projected by politicians for their own purposes.


Commit Creative Acts of Kindness


We believe that the tapestry of our country is richer and more beautiful when we embrace people who need our help--no matter where they come from, what they believe, or what they look like. Creative acts of kindness are more important than ever. That's why we are inviting you to join in creating welcome mats which we will gift to refugee families as they settle into their new homes.


Check Out Our Participate page


Look at our for suggestions (on Elsa Bouman's Pinterest page Welcome mat board) or come up with your own. We only ask two things. Keep in mind what might appeal to people from other cultures and pour your love and kindness into whatever you do.


Help Us Deliver on Our Promise to Welcome New Families to Washington State


When your welcome mat is complete, follow the instructions on our Deliver page to make sure your creation gets to a refugee family to enjoy. And please send us a picture of your welcome mat so that we can display it on our Gallery page.


Thank you!


Luanne Brown 

Lake Forest Park, WA