Monday, December 6, 2010

Alright, so here is the deal…

Do you remember that we posted on the FB page a week or more ago that we would be having some promotional things coming up that we need your help with and to watch the blog for more information? Well here it is, the awaited blog with all the information.
We here at the Recovery Buddies Project are working on a few promotional projects. We have plans that we are very excited about that require us to have some promotional materials. For example, one is we are going to try to run for a Pepsi Refresh Grant in December.
We are trying to put together a brochure and a promotional video.
The video is a bit time sensitive, we are hoping to have it together so we can run for a Pepsi refresh grant in December. If you are going to send us things for it, please have it to us ASAP.
What it comes down to is this; we need to get our name out there. We want to be able to help more people and continue to help people, but right now we are lacking in funding and knitters/crocheters. We are hoping that some of the promotional projects we are doing will help.
However, WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want you all to be included in these promotional projects. So here are a few things we need specifically, and I have broken it down into groups so hopefully everyone can find a way they can participate.
PLEASE NOTE: For anyone that sends us comments/video/pictures/ ect. Please tell us somewhere in the email that it is ok for us to use what you have sent us. Please also let us know if we can use your name (first name only), or if you would prefer for us to change it. Without these things, we will not be able to use your comments/photos/video clips.We would also appreciate if you would tell us what state you are from.
Have you received a buddie from us?
We would LOVE to hear from you. Comments are always welcome. We would love to hear what receiving a buddie meant to you. Or what your buddie means to you now as you are working on recovery. Any comments are welcome.
We would love it as well if you would be willing to send us photos of you and your buddie. These make our day. It makes it real to us to see the buddie with the person. Don’t feel comfortable sending us a photo with you in it? That’s ok too. Be creative! Maybe take a photo of your buddie at your favorite place or doing something you love (like at the park, the coffee shop, in your bedroom, surfing facebook, be creative with this!) We need lots of photos for this video. Seriously, overload our inbox with photos, we’d love it. We’d love to have so many photos that we won’t be able to use them all.
Also, and I know this one is asking a lot… For the video we would really like to have video clips of you talking about what you buddie means to you. Would anyone be willing to do this? Please email us and let us know!!
Have you sent us comments/photos before? PLEASE let us know if it is ok if we use these if you have not already. We need to know this.
Have you knitted/crocheted a buddie for us?
We would also love to hear from knitters and crocheters! Was it rewarding to make a buddie for us knowing you would be helping someone else? Please tell us about it!
Photos are welcome of you making the buddies, so are videos of you talking about why you make buddies.
Do you attend a knitting/crochet group? What about suggesting to your group a Knit-A-Long/Crochet-A-Long for the Recovery Buddies Project?
Are you on our waiting list?
We haven’t forgotten about you :)! We would like to hear from you why you think receiving a buddie will be helpful for your recovery.
Are you just a supporter? That is ok; we might have a possible job for you too!!
*Do you have skills in video editing and would be willing to donate your time to edit the video for us? We would provide you with all of the info, you would just compile it. Is there anyone up for this? Email us please.
*Would anyone be up for putting brochures in places where they would be seen by people that could use a buddie/people willing to make them for us? Like a “street team” of sorts, help us get our name out there and what we do. Ideas for places would be like mental health offices, yarn stores, ect.
*Are you a mental health professional that would be willing to put some brochures in your office (we might even send a buddie along as an example to sit in your office if you’d request it)? Please let us know through email, we are trying to get a general idea of where we could put these brochures and who we could give them to.
Thanks so much everyone!
Keep on rocking everyone!
Bethany.
Recoverybuddies@gmail.com

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Meet Michael

Michael is a ball of energy and is a real whiz at computers. He is very protective of his friends and always stands up for others. Michael loves movies that have sword fights because, well, sword fights are just awesome. He also would really like to take fencing lessons, since that's the next best thing to a sword fight. So watch him around pointy things. He likes to pretend...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Meet Kitty

Kitty is a bit outspoken but very kind. She is a great artist but also likes to do fun things like color in coloring books and do connect-the-dots and such. Kitty likes to write letters and usually fills the margins with stickers and cute little doodles. Kitty LOVES stickers. Especially shiny ones and the scratch and sniff kind...although the puffy ones and the fuzzy ones beat all. When no one is looking, Kitty will dance like crazy even if no music is on. She has found her own rhythm in her life and she is learning how to dance to it!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Meet Maggie!

Maggie is sweet and joyful. She loves to play with her friends and watch old movies. Maggie is very persistent and very brave and courageous. She thinks dragons are cool, definitely not scary. If she had a pet dragon, she would name it George. Maggie gets cold pretty easily so make sure you snuggle up with her as much as possible and keep her warm!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Meet Jeremiah!

 
Jeremiah is very friendly and kind. He loves to help sick people feel better and he is very wise so he is good at giving advice. Jeremiah is not very good with technology. He knows how to turn the computer on, and that's about as far as it goes. So you might want to teach him a few things. Jeremiah loves the sound of rain pitter-pattering on the roof and his favorite smell is fresh laundry. He's a bit of an odd duck, but he's okay with that.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Meet Jenni!

Jenni is very eager and helpful. Jenni likes to skip rather than walk because it's so much more fun, and her favorite color is pink. She absolutely loves coloring in coloring books, and she loves to laugh. Jenni is a very good singer and loves listening to music. She is very good at encouraging other people. Jenni may be small but she has a big heart!

Meet Angela!





Angela is full of energy and always determined to do the right thing. She loves learning and wants to be a teacher when she grows up. She loves to watch funny movies and read adventure stories. Angela has never traveled but would love to go to Italy some day because she has heard it is really beautiful. She hopes she can learn to speak Italian before she goes. Angela is very caring and is always ready to give out hugs!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Meet Aaron!!

Meet Aaron!!  Aaron is a true outdoorsman.  He loves hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and exploring new places.  He especially loves the mountains.  He hopes to one day become a park ranger.  Aaron is very shy at first but quick to warm up once he gets to know you.

Monday, September 27, 2010

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Meet Jacinta!

Jacinta is very sweet and caring, and she takes things very seriously when given an important task to do. However, she can be a bit of a smart aleck and sometimes likes to see if there are any shortcuts to take. Jacinta is very playful and energetic and hates going to bed on time. There's always something to do! She loves to paint, draw, color, read, tell knock-knock jokes (although they usually don't make much sense), run in circles, write silly songs...the list is endless! But if you sing her a lullaby, she will fall fast asleep!

Meet Emilia!

Emilia loves the outdoors and is very playful. She is also very sensitive and wise and can be quite determined when she puts her mind to it. Emilia likes playing with hula-hoops and jump ropes. Her favorite month is August. One of Emilia's favorite things to do when she needs to relax is to lie on the grass outside and look at the clouds.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Nina


Nina loves algebra; she says that doing an algebra problem to her is like trying to solve a complicated puzzle. She thinks that it is fun.

Nina really likes puzzles. She could spend hours working on them.

Nina really loves ice cream. She will eat too much of it if you let her.

Nina is scared of being alone so take extra good care of her for me!

Bridgette


Say hello to Bridgette!

Bridgette loves to travel. It is her dream to one day travel the world. She thinks other people and cultures are fascinating.

Bridgette is not afraid of anything. Sometimes that isn’t a good thing, as she doesn’t always think things through.

She loves to jump rope. She is pretty good at it.

Iesha

Meet Iesha!

Iesha is very shy and reserved until you get to know her. So don’t take it personal if she doesn’t say much when she first meets you.

Iesha loves salsa music. That doesn’t mean she likes to dance, but she loves the music.

She has a big heart and really loves her friends deeply.

Carmin

Meet Carmin!

Carmin loves to shop, even if she does not get to buy anything. She would love to spend all day at the mall.

Carmin’s favorite game is Bananagrams, and she is very completive. She is always the one that makes sure everyone is follows all the rules.

Carmin loves music, especially classical music. She would love to go see an orchestra concert.

Tina

Meet Tina!

Tina really likes big cities and lots of people, but she would not want to live there. She would love to live on the outskirts of a big city that she can visit any time she wants. She thinks riding the subway would be a lot of fun.

Tina hates water. She thinks that it tastes gross. She would much rather drink coffee. You’ll need to make sure she drinks enough water.

Tina also has a love of shoes. She could spend all day in the shoe store. It might be a good idea to just avoid the shoe department completely if you go shopping with her.

Skyler


Skyler loves glitter and all things that sparkle. She loves to do crafts if she can add glitter to the project... just don't let her do that on her own because they last time I did she made a mess. She and it all over herself and the floor. She still has it all over her in this picture.

Skyler is not a Twilight fan though. She doesn't think vampires should sparkle. (I teased her about this when I saw she had glitter all over her and she didn't find it at all funny)

Skyler really likes Mac and Cheese. I think it might partly have to do with it being orange, she really likes that color.

Leah


Say hello to Leah!

Leah loves to play board games. She is very competitive when she plays them. Her favorite is scrabble.

Leah wants to be a librarian when she grows up. She loves the library and thinks it would be awesome to work there everyday.

Leah doesn't like chocolate. She thinks it is gross.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Marcie


Marcie thinks penguins are awesome, and she would love to study them in Antarctica. But she doesn't like snow.

Marcie really loves Ensure. She thinks that it tastes yummy. Her favorite is the mixed berry flavor.

Marcie wants to go to school to be a veterinarian. She loves animals.

Lexi


Meet Lexi!

Lexi's favorite movie is Finding Nemo. She can quote almost every line of the movie. She will watch it every day if you let her.

Lexi likes to scrapbook. She likes to do anything where she can create.

She also really can't stand being cold. She hates winter, so if she starts to get cold cuddle her a little extra!

Kayla

Kayla loves to go to school. She loves school so much that when she grows up she wants to be a teacher. She loves getting to learn new things.

Kayla thinks that play-doh is the best thing ever. She loves playing with it and could spend hours with it. But she doesn't always understand that she shouldn't mix the colors because they won't come back apart.

She also really loves playing with bubbles. She and I love to have contests to see who can blow the bigger bubble.

Fern


Meet Fern!

Fern is a bit of a girly girl and loves to wear bows in her hair. She loves to get all dressed up even if she isn't going anywhere. She would love to have a tea party with you as she loves tea.

Fern likes to be outside in her garden. She loves the feeling of dirt in her hands as she plants new things. It's relaxing for her, and rewarding to watch the new life she planted grow into something beautiful. Her garden isn't always perfectly kept however; she finds beauty in the mess.

Peter


Peter really loves movies. His favorite is The Matrix. He would tell you that he hates chick flicks... but I've caught him watching a few. I think he secretly loves them.

Peter likes music. He wants to learn to play the guitar.

His favorite food is spinach, but he doesn't find Popeye all that funny. I don't understand this.

Take good care of him for me!

Sally


Sally likes to be outside. She would love to do camping and hiking trips. She loves nature. but she doesn't much care for bugs. I've told her this is a bit strange because you just have to expect bugs on camping trips.

Sally has a great sense of humor and is a bit of a prankster, so you might want to keep an eye on her!

But Sally loves with her whole heart. She is very loyal to her friends.

Audrey


Meet Audrey!

Audrey loves books. She loves to read, but would much rather be read to. She loves Dr Seuss books. Her favorite book is “Oh the Places You Will Go” by Dr Seuss.

Audrey really likes the color blue

Audrey shouldn’t drink any caffeine. She really loves tea, but if she drinks it make sure that it is caffeine free. She will be up for day and be very hyper if you let her have any caffeine. So watch out for that!

She is so excited for the trip to meet you!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hailey


Meet Hailey!

Hailey loves bright colors, especially orange. Bright colors make her happy.

She loves to bake and cook yummy food for her friends. Her favorite thing to make are chocolate chip cookies. She really loves chocolate anything though.

Hailey loves to watch old movies. Her favorite is Gone With the Wind. She can quote it line for line.

Take good care of her for me Sara! Oh, and she is afraid of the dark... So you will want to hold her extra tight at night.

Josh

Josh loves to make other people laugh. He doesn't mind making himself look like a fool if it will make someone else smile.

Josh has a very kind and warm heart even if he doesn't always show it.

He loves trying to figure out the mechanics of how things work. He is very smart but he doesn't always see that in himself.

He also loves to cook, but he might leave you a mess if you let him cook for you!

Public Waiting List!



If the above is not working, go HERE to see the spread sheet as a webpage

How to use:

If you have requested a Recovery Buddie you should have been emailed an ID number. Look down the list for your ID number.
You will then be able to see where your Buddie is on our list.
The list will move from the top down.
The IDs will be deleted from the list one week after a Buddie is mailed.

LeAnne

Meet LeAnne!

LeAnne loves the winter. I personally don't understand this. But she tells me that its because she gets to wear scarves and play in the snow. She loves a cold day so she can curl up with a mug of hot tea.

LeAnne likes to cuddle. She loves to be held.

She can't wait to meet you.

Elisa


Elisa likes to create. She loves art and being able to express herself through it. She really loves painting. I let her paint once and oh what a mess she made! so if you decide to let her paint, make sure she cleans up after herself!

Elisa loves root beer floats. But even a little sugar makes her really hyper! So only let her have it in moderation!

Elisa loves to color. She is insisting that I let her bring along her favorite coloring page for the both of you to color together. She is so excited to meet you!

Meet Andrew!


I'd like for you to meet Andrew!

Andrew loves to be outdoors in nature. He even likes the bugs! He would love to so some extreme sports like rock climbing and snow boarding if you'd let him. He feels like life should be lived to the fullest and no day should be wasted.

Andrew likes to appear that he is tough and not scared of anything, but truth be told he is a big softy. He just is scared to let people in enough to see that about him when they first meet him.

Meet Rosie!



I'd like for you to meet Rosie!

She loves to spend time in her garden planting beautiful flowers. She enjoys picking fragrant bouquets to give to friends and family. She always wears flowers in her hair too!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Meet Bailey!!

Meet Bailey!  Bailey is a bright, loveable, easy-going girl.  She loves berries, especially red raspberries.  She loves to be outside and her favorite thing to do is watch sunsets.  She is extremely loyal and will stick by your side.  She loves to smile and laugh.  She is a snuggler and loves to snuggle up with you and watch movies, her favorites are Sleeping Beauty and Snow White.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Meet Vincent!

Vincent is a cheerful little soul and really likes to help others. He is very chipper and tends to get a bit hyper, so keep him away from the sugar or he'll be bouncing off the walls (although this can be highly amusing). Vincent loves to dance and listen to all sorts of fun music.

Meet Pia Jolene!

Pia Jolene is very determined and down to earth. She also has a great sense of humor and is very brave. Pia Jolene likes to meditate to calming music and beach sounds to help her de-stress. She thinks it would be really cool to fly an airplane some day.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Meet Mychael

Mychael is very brave and is very protective of his friends. He loves vanilla ice cream with extra rainbow sprinkles. Mychael thinks movies that have cool sword fights are the best and would love to try fencing sometime.Mychael is a very good listener and he gives really great hugs.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Meet Paulina

Paulina is kind and determined. She wants to be a nurse one day and thinks it would be really awesome to go to China if the air quality ever improves. She likes to dance to just about any kind of music and is pretty good at cheering other people up.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Just wanted to introduce myself :)

Hey Everybody!! My name is Mary and I am a new knitter for the buddies!! I just wanted to say "hi!" and let you all know who I am and see my face!  I am very excited to start knitting and just went out this morning and got my supplies all ready today!! I will give you all a little background about me, I am currently 25 years old, from VA.  I have my bachelor's degree in Psych and I am hoping to start my Master's in Art Therapy sometime soon :)  I am in recovery from and Eating Disorder, mainly Anorexia, and was diagnosed at age 17.  I want you all to know that there is hope!!  My greatest wish is that through the buddies I can help someone who is suffering, and bring a smile to their face!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Meet Claire!

Claire loves nature and being in nature. She loves the spring when everything is in bloom and full of life. Her favorite flower is a tulip.

Claire would love to do extreme things like rock climb. She is very brave and loves to try something that others might see as scary. She even things that parachuting might be fun.

Even though Claire seems really brave, she is scared of spiders. She wouldn't tell you this though. She wants to appear fearless.

She can't wait to meet you!

Liz


I'd like you to meet Liz!

Liz loves to go shopping. Even if she doesn't buy anything, she loves spending a day in the mall.

Liz loves peanut butter. A lot. She will just eat it by the spoon if you let her. Silly girl.

Liz really loves action movies. Her favorite is the Matrix trilogy. She asked me if you would watch those with her, but I told her that she would just have to wait and ask you when she gets there. She said that it's ok if you don't want to. She just really wants to spend time with you.

Watch out though, cause she can be a bit of a prankster. She though it was really funny to switch my salt and sugar out the other day.

Meet Ruth!


I'd like you to meet Ruth!

Ruth, or Ruthie, loves all things that glitter. She likes to play dress up and pretend that she is a princess. However, she tells me that she doesn't need a prince to come rescue he from the dragon, she says that she can slay the dragon herself.

Ruthie loves to color. She told me she is hoping that you will like to color too. She wants to color a picture with you when she get there. She is bringing you one to color with her. :).

Ruthie loves to cuddle so give her lots of cuddles for me. And she is afraid of the dark, so be sure to hold her at night so she doesn't get to scared.

Edwin


Meet Edwin!

Edwin is a real sweetheart, and cares deeply about his friends.

Edwin has problems with procrastinating. He always waits until the very last possible moment to do things. But he always gets things done in the end.

Edwin loves caffeine a little to much. He is slightly addicted to it. But he tends to rely on it when he procrastinates and has to pull all-nighters to get things done. Maybe you can help in break his addiction. You might want to start limiting his caffeine.

Edwin really loves his friends. Love him lots in return!

Chad


I'd like you to meet Chad!

Chad loves music. He wants to learn to play the guitar. But he doesn't really want to put in the time to practice it. But he loves to listen to music. His favorite band is Switchfoot.

Chad really loves peanut butter banana sandwiches. They are his favorite food.

Chad likes the winter and the snow. He is crazy in my opinion. But he likes the snow, and building snow forts.

Moriah


Meet Moriah!

Moriah loves to watch old Disney movies, epically ones about princesses. Her favorite is Sleeping Beauty. She one day watched it 4 times, and probably would have watched it again if I didn't hide it from her! She is just silly :).

Moriah is very scared of worms. She wouldn't like that I've told you this though, because she tries to pretend that she isn't scared of anything.

She is very excited to meet you, she is hoping that you will watch a Disney movie together we she gets to you. I told her that you might not even like Disney movies, she said that was OK as long as you don't make fun of her for liking it. I think she would just be happy to spend time with you no matter what the two of you do.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Meet Ginny


Ginny wants to be a rock star when she grows up. She wants to learn the saxophone and be in a ska band. She thinks that she can bring back the ska movement. She loves to listen to the OC Supertones.

Ginny loves to do crafty things too. She likes activities that let her express her unique self.

Ginny is so excited to meet you Catie! take good care of her for me!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Phoebe


Phoebe Juliette is an artist at heart and loves anything creative. She loves activities that let her express her creativity. She especially loves to paint, even if she makes a big mess when she does.

Phoebe loves to read as well. She loves books, and would it if you would read her a bedtime story.

Phoebe tries to act like she is not afraid of anything. But she is terrified of spiders. Absolutely terrified. But don't tell her that I told you!

She loves strawberry Boost. I tell her this is really strange, but she doesn't care what others think about her.

Phoebe has a real heart for her friends. And she will be there for you when you need!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Meet Grace!



Meet Grace!

Grace is very shy when she first meets you. She is a little insecure and it takes her a little while to trust that she can be herself around you without being rejected. But once she opens up, oh goodness is this girl fun!

Grace loves a good adventure. She loves to rock climb and do extreme sports like that. But however she doesn't like to skateboard, she tried it and fell, and refuses to try again.

Grace loves action movies. She tells me that it's not a good movie if things don't blow up. I know that she secretly loves romantic comedies though, she just wouldn't admit it.

Take good care of her for me! She needs lots of love!

I'd like you to meet Katrina!


Katrina, or Kat for short, is one of the sweetest girls I know. She will drop almost everything for a friend that needs help. She will always be there.

Kat loves the winter. She likes the cool weather because that means lots of nights all cozy curled up with a blanket and a hot mug of tea. Her favorite kind of tea is raspberry. She also likes it when it's cooler because that means lots of cuddles, she loves to cuddle.

Kat loves to be with her friends. She loves Music. And she thinks mac and cheese is gross. She is just herself though, and she doesn't care what others think about her.

Marley


I'd like for you to meet Marley!

Marley is so creative! He loves to play with Legos and build new things. I think He wants to be an architect. He loves to design new buildings.

Marley loves music. His favorite is Jazz. He loves the sound of the saxophone. It's soothing for him, so if he gets upset Jennifer, this is a good way to calm him down!

He loves hugs and cuddles, be sure to give him lots for me, Jennifer!