HOW IT WORKS --- This year the Community Projects committee decided to accept ALL types of projects for our local needs. Most of these projects are then picked-up by those persons in charge of that single area and distributed. This means, we are collecting all projects every month. Our tallies so far, have exceeded all our expectations. At the May Salad Supper, we will give the yearly totals.
In February, we received 4 baby blankets, 4 Comfort Cancer quilts, 1 Valor quilt, 24 Fidgit quilts, and 53 pillow cases. We handed out all of the kits for pillow cases that were cut, and have more kits ready for the March meeting. We donated an accumulated 31 Fidgit quilts to 2 local facilities. Two additional locations have also requested more as soon as they are ready.
THINK baby blankets. March 17th is National quilt Day and Ladonna Marshall will be giving all of the blankets we and she have accumulated to the local hospitals. Then we start on a new collection for next year. Comfort Cancer quilts 40” X 60” are also collected continually.
Nancy Stone announced February 1st that she is already collecting twin size blankets for next October’s ‘Bed Blitz’. Last October 2017, we gave 81 quilts to this ‘newer’ concern. She is asking for 60 this year, mostly for younger children, 12 and under, ‘FUN’ or bright colors. They will still need a few quilts for older children in perhaps more age appropriate colors and patterns. These larger quilts take more time and thought; so you now have 6 months to make it happen.
A BIG THANK YOU to all of you who have found the extra time and donated to the Committee Projects this year.
Carol Lou Eisenhardt and Cathie Lockwood