Monday, June 24, 2013

July 2013 newsletter

June 25, 2013                                  Blankets delivered:     10742

Dear Blanketeers,

 A Scheduling Note From Millie:
      July Make a Blanket Day will be pushed  from the 1st to the 8th of July.  This will allow everyone to get through the Independence Day (week) activities without conflicts.

     August Make a Blanket Day will be on August 5th the first Monday of the month as usual.  Since I will be out of town that day, I will not be doing any fabric cutting.  The procedure for the day will otherwise be the same as usual. 
      You will be able to turn in your new blankets and mark them on the check-in roster.  Robyn Frost, the church secretary, will keep them in her office until I return on Thursday of that week.  I will also leave with her fleece that can be fringed that day, as well as some of the small blankets on which we have been completing the fringe. 
      If you like, you can also leave your fleece that you want to have punched for crochet. Leave it in a bag with your name.   I will cut it on the weekend and get it back to you to pick up.  I know that you all know exactly what to do with or without me there.   Thanks

“Make a Blanket Day” for north VALLEY WILL be Monday july 8th... come join us at Our Saviour’s Lutheran church 3900 S. 2500 E. From 10-2.   Bring your lunch – we have a wonderful time!! 

Blanketeer spotlight - carol holmes

 Carol has been a participant in Project Linus since our Salt Lake County chapter was first organized by Kathy Morrow.  When it became difficult to schedule a convenient place to meet and make blankets, Carol arranged with Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church to accommodate our project.  She has crocheted scores of blankets herself and has taught several women to crochet also.  She brings her granddaughter, Jessica, to blanket day when ever school doesn’t conflict.  
      Carol holds a special spot in her heart for children, and also a great respect for our military service personnel. She was instrumental in organizing TAPS (the grief counseling camp for bereaved children of military service people.)  In fact, for three years, she and her husband Larry paid the shipping costs to send our blankets to Washington DC. 
     In addition to the service she has given Project Linus, Carol has had a long career as a Registered Nurse – 50 years as a matter of fact.   She earned her degree from University of Oregon and spent many years as an operating room nurse working with out-patient surgeries.  Service has been her life and we are so happy to have her with our chapter.  A huge thanks goes out to Carol for her amazing service and devotion to Project Linus.

Neighborhood House Celebrates Its Founders 

  Neighborhood House, has been a positive force in the lives of little children for many years.  Their mission is to provide education in the regular public school setting as well as aftercare and summer programs for children of low-income families.


In many cases, parents would not be able to work if not for the help this organization offers in child-care.  Their enrollment at most times hovers around 300 kids.  In the summer there are more.  Project Linus has continued to supply them with blankets for these children.

 Last week the children attended the traditional summer celebration where each one of them was given a handmade blanket and a book.  Here are some pictures of the children with their blankets and also of the volunteers who distributed them.  The kids had a great time – free hot dogs, and snow cones, as well as interaction with police and fire fighters.
                                                                       Such great smiles on all the faces of the children of Neighborhood house!

We still have denim!!  If you are a sewing type, please let Millie or I know if you'd be interested in making some denim quilts.  We have lots of materials that need to be used up and made into blankets for donation.

Thank you for all you continue to do!!  We know summer gets busy & we appreciate you keeping up the good work all year long!  Have a safe & fun 4th of July!  We hope to see you all soon!

Hugs to you all,

Millie & Kristin
Millie #801-272-4024

Sunday, June 23, 2013

blanket day for July

Because of the 4th of July holiday - we will hold north valley blanket day on Monday, July 8th.  Hope to see you there!

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