The title of this blog post says it all!
The Little Yellow Duck Project has only been going for 2 weeks now but in that short space of time so many amazing things have happened.
Here are three of the top highlights during that time:
1. The support we have received:
I have been blown away by the way this little project has been taken into the hearts of people around the world in such a short space of time.
From the crafting community around the world to those who have been personally touched by blood, organ, tissue and bone marrow donation; from professional designers who have got behind us and given us their time to the support of parents who have lost a child awaiting a transplant; from magazine editors to individual bloggers; I’m been so touched by the support and interest this little project has ignited.
For every person who is knitting, sewing, crocheting ducks and for every person who is spreading the word by sharing news of it around the world, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!
2. Ducks Going Global:
We now have ducks marked as found from 6 different countries around the world!
So far we have ducks marked from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and France. We also have volunteers working away in South Africa and Germany, as well as people planning to take ducks with them on their travels to Spain, Italy, the Phillipines, India, Abu Dhabi, Turkey, Mauritius and Ireland.
As word spreads about the Little Yellow Duck Project, I can’t wait to that map becoming a sea of red spots marking the spread of little ducks (and their lifesaving message) across the globe!
3. The messages being received:
There is nothing more exciting than opening my inbox to find messages from those who have found out about the project and those who have found ducks. It is so amazing to know that the Little Yellow Duck Project is motivating people to make a difference, making people smile and bringing people together to spread its life-saving message about donation.
However the most heart-warming messages of all are those from people who have said that the project has encouraged them to register as a donor of some form. This project really can save lives and all of you who are getting involved are making that happen!
Here is an example of two lovely messages received today from those who found ducks in the UK and Australia:
“Good luck with everything you do to spread the word about being a donor. I am a blood donor, aged 65. My son needed lots of blood after a road traffic accident, so I appreciate how important donors are, of every type. I will check out the patterns available for ducks, and will maybe make one to pass on….it brightened my day.”
“Thanks for the lovely little one, he becomes one of my family members now.”