Monday, February 27, 2017

March 2017 Newsletter

This is the month of the First Day of Spring!
Sunshine is coming   

 Hello Blanketers, 

We deliver to the Army National Guard so that they can give security blankets to the children of newly deployed soldiers.  Here is a note from one mom.

      “My kids received blankets from your organization right before their
      dad got deployed.  They love the blankets! 
                      Thanks so much,
                      A Soldier’s Wife”

From Shriners Hospital:

     “It is such a pleasure to accept these many gifts of 16 hand made blankets…”  “Your generosity and thoughtfulness will help make a difference in the lives of the children we serve and further our mission in pr9oviding quality orthopedic care regardless of the patient or patient’s family’s ability to pay.” 

Sweet Charity Sisters

If you have a group of 20 or 30 quilters, you better have a very large home to work in, as setting up three quilt frames takes a lot of space.  That’s what Sharon Allred and her daughter DeMae have, and they share it with all their quilting friends every other Tuesday.  They gather and work all day, enjoying lunch together that the members host on a rotating schedule.
Claudeen Luckart recently contacted me to pick up 17 beautiful hand-made quilts donated to PL.  This group of ambitious women also makes other kinds of blankets and they participate in many other charity projects.  They are privately funded by the volunteer participants, so are always up for receiving donations and fabric.
     Their purpose is to serve and they share an enthusiasm for sewing, giving, and charity. 

DeMae,  Claudeen, Sharon,                 Karen, Claudeen, Janene

 “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”     Mahatma Gandhi

Thanks to all of you who give your time and talent to Project Linus.  It may be sewing, cutting, delivering, packaging, labeling, shopping – no matter what you do it helps accomplish our goal.  By working together we can improve the lives of children and put smiles on their faces.  

Happy Spring!       Millie

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