GETTING READY FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON AND WISHING YOU A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING
Year to Date Blanket Report
Our total distribution for this year so far is 2001 blankets!! We have met our number from last year and we still have two more months to go. Thanks to all of you volunteers who sew, buy fabric, contribute, deliver blankets, and in many other ways support our efforts to help children.
We distributed 310 blankets this past month. Now we are looking forward to November when we will again gather blankets for the “Shop With A Cop” program. This event takes place as a Christmas shopping trip for about 100 children. Our volunteers love this project.
Honoring the life of Shauna Dumont of Riverton
Shauna, in her short life, influenced those she knew by her example of never-ending, selfless service. In her honor, her friends and neighbors opted to perform a service for children. They gathered to make these 40 blankets, which were donated to Project Linus for distribution to children in need of comfort.
LIFE START VILLAGE
This quiet beautiful neighborhood in Midvale is the “Life Start Village.” Our Chapter has picked up this new site for our blankets.
Life Start, a transitional and supportive housing for mothers and children, serves 54 families and about 100 children. The three-stage self-sufficiency program helps support mothers’ efforts to leave homelessness, drug-dependency, or domestic violence.
The children who receive our blankets have almost nothing when they come to the program from homelessness. We are so happy to give them a security blanket of their very own.
Make a Blanket Day
Come on over to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church on November 7th to make a blanket with our volunteers. Come any time from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and stay as long as you want. Enjoy snacks, conversation, meet friends, and make blankets for kids.
Happy Blanket Making , Millie
TIP FOR THIS MONTH:
If you are making a no-sew blanket, remember - the longer the fringe - the smaller the blanket. Loop-fringe holes must be max 1/8 inch and both selvage edges must be removed. Never Knots!