Please forgive the delay in getting the newsletter out. As it happens, not much news this month.
I will give you the numbers of blankets donated etc in next newsletter, which will be January 2023.
Last drop off of the year, this upcoming Saturday, November 26th.
From 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.
17621 N 25th Avenue, Phoenix.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I am grateful and give thanks to all the wonderful Blanketeers who tirelessly give their time to create blankets for children in crisis. As I have said many, many times, it takes a village and our wonderful chapter shows that.
As most of you know, we take December off, and I look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year. January 28th, 2023
Blankets collected :- 455
Blankets donated :- 597
Please remember, there are five Saturdays this month. We will be open for drop offs on October 29th from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm at the FSEC office, our storage facility.
Happy Sunday. I hope you are all well and didn’t have any problems with yesterday’s weather. How wonderful to see so much rain. I was lucky to be able to visit my grandson in Minnesota last weekend. He is attending St. Cloud State University and is on the D2 hockey team. Apart from seeing Nick, the ‘best’ thing was the changing colors of the leaves. I had forgotten how much I miss the seasons. The trees were gorgeous. Some of you may remember Nick - he was Linus a few times!
I have heard from a few of you that you are donating a Fiesta Bowl blanket - thank you! As always our Blanketeers are awesome, they always ‘step up to the plate’.
The Project Linus year is almost over. We have two more drop off days. October and November. We take December ‘off’ and so won’t be available until the end of January again.
One piece of exciting news. We now have a new East Valley Coordinator. Her name is Ruth. Welcome, Ruth, to Project Linus. Her information is on the chapter map on the National website. I’m looking forward to ‘working’ with her.
Thank you for everything, happy blanketing making.
Blankets in 277
Blankets out 422
Hoping to see you, September 24th, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm at the FSEC office / our storage facility.
Good afternoon. I hope you have all had a good month. Have you noticed there is a very subtle change in the weather? Not enough to say, “Hooray the summer is over” but we know it won’t be too long, another few weeks.
August was a quiet month. Not many blankets were donated but things are picking up again.
We are getting ready for a busy few months. Billy’s Place and Shop With a Cop will be needing blankets by the end of November. I will be donating to Sleep in Heavenly Peace at the end of September. We donate approximately every quarter to this wonderful organization.
I have had a special request from Sleep in Heavenly Peace. The Fiesta Bowl has ‘adopted’ our local chapter of SiHP, a recipient of Fiesta Bowl Charities. Joe (the Coordinator) was asked if there could be some blankets donated in Fiesta Bowl colors, Joe had told them about Project Linus. This came from the Fiesta Bowl committee. So, Blanketeers, I am asking for special help once again! We will need these blankets by the middle of December. I just found the logo - the colors are yellow, orange, red and white. Quilts, fleece, crocheted will all be accepted. I will find out from Joe how to apply for a grant, perhaps we could be accepted. :-)
One of my pet peeves needs to be addressed one more time. We have a Blanketeer that is wonderful. Her blankets are top notch, fabulous work. She donates frequently, I appreciate her hard work and talent. The problem? Pet Hair. The blankets arrive covered in hair. We have tried to save the blankets, using a lint roller but alas, the hair seems to be stuck in the fabric / flannel. Washing will not work either as the hairs penetrate the fabric even further. These blankets can not be donated from Project Linus, for obvious reasons. PLEASE keep all your blanket supplies away from your pets. I can’t tell you how upset I am not to be able to donate these blankets!
Only three more drop off days until the end of the year. It’s so lovely to see everyone as they drop off their blankets. We can chat for a while, spend a little time together. Long time Blanketeers are amazed at the change in ‘our meeting room’. They completely understand why the need to change our way of collecting the blankets.
As always, thank you to each and everyone of you that continually support our Chapter of Project Linus.
Blankets In: 642
Blankets out: 699
Drop off day - August 27th 9:00am to 12:30pm