Sunday, January 31, 2016

Our drops in the Ocean ~ 2015 Our Year of Service in Review

January 2015
  1. Colored Alphabet Sheets for the AF Humanitarian Center School Kits
  2. Covered Journals for Hearts Knit Together (serving Utah's battered women's shelters)
Collected: Matching Shampoo & Conditioner for Hearts Knit Together

February 2015
Project: Made 135 homemade valentines for Payson and Santaquin Nursing Homes

Collected: Items for birthday kits for the Food Bank.  Each kit had 6 things: cake mix, candles, matches, birthday banner, birthday card and a small toy.  We donated 23 Birthday Kits.

March 2015
Project: We met at the Food Bank in Provo for 1 1/2 hours service and a tour of the facility, then we went out to lunch.
Collected: Items for the backpack kits for the Food Bank.  School teachers put the kits in backpacks of school kids who will need food for the weekend.  We turned in 30 completed kits plus items for many more.

April 2015
Project: Made shape toys for school kits for American Fork Humanitarian Center.
Collected: Hair spray, shampoo and condition for the Center for Women and Children in Crisis.

May 2015
Project: Sewed 200 diapers for birth kits for the American Fork Humanitarian Center

Collected: White temple clothing for Tijuana Temple and items for troop support for Military Appreciation Month

June 2015
Project: Made flannel boards and felt flannel board figures for the Festival of Trees boutique for Primary Childrens' Hospital.
Collected: Premie and newborn clothing for Newborns in Need

July 2015
Project: Made ornaments for our Festival of Trees tree - pinwheels, lanterns, Tinkerbell clocks
Collected: Clothes for Ukraine and temple clothing for Tijuana Temple patrons

August 2015
Project: Worked on ornaments for our Festival of Trees Peter Pan themed tree
Collected: School supplies for school kits for the Food Bank

September 2015
Project: Made the garland for the Festival of Trees Peter Pan themed tree
Collected: Supplies for Days for Girls

October 2015
Project:Filled Christmas socks for soldiers and finished the tree garlands; made shape toys for the AF Humanitarian Center
Collected: Items to fill the soldier Christmas socks

November 2015
Project: Made 163 assorted neighbor gifts to be sold at Festival of Trees Gift Boutique
Collected: Muffin mixes for some of the neighbor gifts we were making

December 2015
Project: Set up our tree at the Festival of Trees.  This is the 7th tree We CAN has donated ~ we especially appreciate all of Paula's artistic design and hard work to get the tree ready.  This year's tree sold for $950.  With the tree, neighbor gifts and flannel boards that we made for the Festival of Trees Boutique, our We CAN group helped raise $1300 for Primary Childrens' Hospital.

A HUGE THANK YOU!!!! to all you beautiful ladies and  you kind gentlemen who work so hard putting a few more drops of love into the world's ocean of humanity.   2015 has been a Terrific Year!

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