November 25, 2023
Where We Are and What’s Next
Wow! Year 2023 is flying by! Already we are planning our Christmas deliveries to kids - starting right after our December 4th Blanket Making Day.
Put it on your calendar and please plan to come see everyone on blanket making day – the first Monday in December – that’s the 4th. We will work on blankets from 10:00 to 12:00 and then pause for our annual sharing of a Christmas lunch.
Since we will be planning for food - it would be great to know if you are planning to attend. Thanks for a heads up.
Blanket Making Days for 2024
Karen Heaton and I sponsor the Millcreek one at OSLC, and our meeting days are listed here:
January 8, February 5, March 4, April 8, May 6, June 3, July 8, August 5, September 9, October 7, November 4, December 2.
Jackie Cohen and Chris Nash sponsor the Riverton blanket making day. Their meeting days have been the third Wednesday. This year they may have a change of date – to be announced.
You are welcome at either or both days. Sometimes these dates are flexible depending on other events or holidays.
Quilts Donated by “Megs & Me”
Meagan Taylor and her mom Kristi Castagno started in 2010 designing quilt patterns. They say that making designer quilts, “mostly was an excuse to spend more time together.” They love applique and embroidery quilts. They found Project Linus and were happy to support our great cause. They donated 33 beautifully done baby and small quilts for us to give to babies. We are so happy to be able to give these beautifully made quilts to kids. Thanks Megs and Mom.
Stretching to Reach the Many Needy Children
Thanks for your diligent devotion to kids who need a blanket hug. We project that when we finish delivering in December, we will be over 2500 blankets out to kids. This only happens because of your work and contributions. You are all to be congratulated.
Where Do Our Blankets Go?
They are delivered anywhere a child is in crisis or in need. Here are some of the places we regularly deliver for these children.
St Marks NICU
Alta View New Borne
Guardian ad Litem
Children’s Justice Center
Family Road Home
Hearts Knit Together
DDI Vantage Program
Royal Family Kids
Individual Kids in Crisis
Emergency and Police
And maybe others when a need arises.
Your giving, and your work for these kids is important, appreciated and needed.
Sending you all wishes for a wonderful December. Happy Christmas,
Millie and Karen