Thursday, May 8, 2014

We are Surrounded by Those in Need

"We are surrounded by those in need of our attention, our encouragement, our support, our comfort, our kindness - be they family members, friends, acquaintances, or strangers. We are the Lord's hands here upon the earth, with the mandate to serve and to lift His children. He is dependent upon each of us ..." President Thomas S Monson

Melissa with Rae Lee and Carol
One of the Colorful Kits
May's We Can meeting was held at Lynn's.  Our project was sewing sanitary kits for Days for Girls.  Melissa Clark from the Utah Valley Chapter of Days for Girls came and talked to our group about this wonderful organization and the important work they are doing. She brought beautiful large photographs of girls from Africa which were set around the room to inspire us as we worked. 
Some of the colorful inserts that go in the kits

Ardis, Carol, Rae Lee, Vila, Barbara, Carolyn, Anne, Lynn, Paulette, Paula and Kathy

 Melissa brought all the supplies we needed to work on the projects.  It was like a beehive of activity with ladies marking, cutting, sewing, serging, turning, ironing, top stitching, etc.  There were 12 ladies there:  Lynn, Barbara, Ardis, Paulette, Carol, Anne, Vila, RaeLee, Kathy, Paula, Carolyn, and our speaker, Melissa.

We collected two things (1) pillows for the homeless shelter at the Food and Care Coalition and (2) donations for supplies for Days for Girls.  We Can gave Melissa $105 for Days for Girls.  We turned in 8 pillows to the Food and Care Coalition.  I turned the pillows in on Wednesday, and before I got home, there was a message on my home phone thanking us for our pillow donation!  This was a wonderful meeting and a great project!

We had a yummy Mexican lunch (since our meeting was held on May 5 - Cinco de Mayo).  

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