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The Handmade team

At Handmade Especially for You, we knit and crochet comfort scarves and donate them to shelters for abused women. Each scarf is like a hug to the woman who receives it. Almost every recipient has never before received a personal gift, much less a handmade gift. The gift is a very welcome surprise to the woman. The shelters give them to the women because they have been brave enough to escape from their abusive environment. Often the scarf helps the woman change her self perception; she feels worthwhile enough to consider changing her life.

In 2012, Handmade distributed 12,000 comfort scarves to all the shelters in Southern CA. In 2013, we want to continue supporting our 60 shelters.

Abuse is ongoing. We donate at least 800 scarves each month. Please participate!

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About Handmade Especially for You


30065 Grandpoint Lane, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, US

Mission Statement

Handmade Especially for You knits/crochets comfort scarves and donates them to abused women who have sought safety from their abusive environment . Our scarves tell these women that we care about them, we think they are valuable, and we think they have a happy future ahead. Most of the women who receive our scarves have never before received a personal gift, much less a handmade personal gift. They are amazed that someone who doesn't even know them has given them something so valuable and beautiful. The directors at the shelters tell us that receiving a scarf lifts the woman's usually low self-esteem. The directors use this ah-ha moment to begin counseling and therapy that will change the woman's life. We never expected our scarves would be so powerful, but we are glad they are.


At Handmade Especially for You we make and distribute "comfort scarves" for abused women living in shelters. We tie each scarf with a ribbon and include a note signed by the maker. The intention of making these scarves is to provide a gift of comfort to someone who may have never received a gift before and to show that someone cares. In 2023 we made almost 10,000 scarves and delivered them to 70 shelters for abused women throughout California. But we have barely scratched the surface of the need. Please participate in our worthy project.

If you are a knitter or crocheter, or if you want to help abused women, please contact us at:



Handmade Especially for You c/o Leslye Borden
30065 Grandpoint Lane
Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275

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Crisis Support
Community, Crisis Support, Women


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