Friday, April 19, 2013

Upcoming We CAN meeting Tuesday, April 23rd

Tuesday, April 23rd we will be meeting at Carolyn's home at 12:30  to go over to Provo to have lunch, then we'll go on a "Field Trip" to the Christmas Box Project Room.  We'll tour the Project Room (and turn in the summer pajamas we're collecting this month - Boys and Girls: sizes 2T to 14). Then at 3:00 p.m. we will go to "Project Teddy Bear" in Provo to to do an hour or two of service. We will meet Ruth Brasher, who started the project more than 20 years ago.  Ruth is also involved in the Doll House Charity Boutique, so we'll also learn about that while we are there as well.  

This meeting will take place of our normal May 6th meeting - Project Teddy Bear is only open on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Collecting: Summer pajamas for children, sizes 2T to 14

Meeting at: 12:30 at Carolyn's home Tuesday April 23 - returning around 5:30-6:00 p.m.

Come and join us for a few hours of service and bring a friend!  Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Project LInus

“Hugs should be available at the medical stores 24/7. 
Sometimes, they are the best healers for almost everything.” 
― Minhal Mehdi


Our We CAN ( Care And Nurture) met Monday, April 1st at Carolyn's home to make fleece blankets for Project Linus of Utah County.

  Barbara, Lynn, Megan, Vila, Ardis, Carolyn and Sandy all worked on the project. 


These blankets are given to children who are seriously ill or traumatized and distributed through hospitals, shelters or through social service agencies. This is a way of spreading "blanket hugs" to children in need and helping to provide security, warmth and comfort to children.    
Vila, Megan and baby Anders

The ladies worked for a couple of hours to make  nineteen blankets which were taken to the Project  Linus Center in Provo.  .  Everyone also enjoyed a  nice luncheon. 
 The blankets are not tied, but the fabric is pulled through a small hole made at the top center of each fringe, making it a no-sew blanket.  

They are quick and easy. Instructions for these quick no-sew blankets and many other types of blankets  are found on the Project Linus website.