FEBRUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER
February Blanket Making days:
February 5th, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church 10:00 to 2:00.
February 23rd Riverton Senior Center 9:30 to noon.
Some very kind person (I never found out who) nominated our P.L. Chapter to be considered by “Pay It Forward” to receive a donation!
The team from Channel 2, and representative from Mountain America Bank showed up at our January blanket-making day to interview us, and film blanket making. They presented our chapter with $500.00 to be used in the purchase of supplies, fabric, yarn, or whatever we need. The presentation was shown on the January 4 evening news broadcast.
West Valley Club, whose president is Richard Brown, has supported our chapter in the past. They also made a generous donation this past month. Thanks Kiwanis people.
Claudia Howard, of West Valley, has donated two large plastic bags full of yarn - every color and weight. Please contact me if you are crocheting for PL and need yarn. You can come over to my house and pick out what you like or I can bring you colors you ask for.
PROJECT LINUS NATIONAL
We do not act alone in our quest to send blanket-love to children. Our National organization is the vehicle that puts us in the volunteer business.
To maintain chapter status all PL chapters are required to raise at least $500.00 every calendar year, which is sent to PL headquarters. From that donation, 20% is used for operational expense at that level and 80% our chapter uses. It is really a comfort to have our finances in order before the end of January.
OUR NEW ASSISTANT COORDINATOR
I have been fortunate to enlist the help of an official Chapter Assistant Coordinator. Patsy Bueno who has been with our P L project for two years, has agreed to accept this role. Her experience in school administration and her organizational abilities will be a great value to our chapter.
This is a big time commitment for her, as the job requires being available at any time; responding to phone and email inquiries; willingness to organize and handle blanket-making events in our county; and responsibility for quality control inspection of everything we deliver.
I wish to welcome Patsy to this role. I sure hope she will still have time to crochet and make the blankets she loves to create.
BLANKETEERS ARE TEAM WORKERS
All the parts of getting beautiful blankets into the hands of children in crisis are shared by all of us. You shop, raise funds, sew (and no-sew) crochet, knit, rescue and remake, label, package, distribute and deliver. Thank You
Drop Off Locations: (don’t forget to leave your contact information)
Wool Cabin, (in Ivy Place)
2020 East 3300 South, SLC
Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
The Cotton Shop
9441 South 700 East, Sandy
Hours: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
8720 South State, Sandy
Hours 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
The Quilt Shop (inside the Fabric Center)
9135 So. Redwood Road
Hours: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm