Wednesday, January 18, 2017

To Those who will be Really Happy ~ January 2017

“I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” ~Albert Schweitzer

Barbara - working on the fleece quilts
On January 9th, we met at Barbara's home to cut and tie fleece blankets for the Utah County Home Visit Welcome Baby program
A few of the lovely fleece quilts that were made for the Welcome Baby program

Ardis working on felt hearts and Kathy working on fleece quilts

RaeLee tying a baby quilt

 We also worked on Felt Hearts for Hearts Knit Together This is a program that provides basic necessities and personal items for people who are seeking shelter from dangerous or abusive situations.  Small Felt Hearts are placed in each Gift Bag.These kits are distributed through violence shelters, victim support centers, and refugee organizations, to children and adults across the state of Utah.

We also had a lovely potluck lunch.  

Our next meeting will be Monday, February 6th.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

2016 We CAN ~ Goodness is the Accumulation of Many Small Acts

“Though my work may be menial, 
though my contribution may be small, 
I can perform it with dignity and offer it with unselfishness. 
My talents may not be great, 
but I can use them to bless the lives of others.... 
The goodness of the world in which we live is the accumulated goodness of many small 
and seemingly inconsequential acts.” 
~Gordon B. Hinckley

January ~ We collected eyeglasses for third world countries and items for activity grab bags for pediatric patients at Utah Valley Hospital and began working on Sugar Buddy dolls for children who are in the hospital.

February-this month we collected items to fill purses for homeless women (scarf, gloves, ear warmer headbands, socks, chapstick, fruit snacks, hand warmers, hats, lotion, body powder, hand sanitizer and brushes.) These were delivered to the Road Home Shelter in Salt Lake.  We also made homemade Valentines for nursing homes in Payson and Elk Ridge.  

 March- We collected and filled Easter Candy for treat bags for United Way Food Bank for underprivileged children whose parents are taking the "Circles" course to learn skills needed to enhance their home and family life.  We also stuffed the Buddy dolls for UVRMC pediatric units, and covered journals for Hearts Knit Together.  

April-We collected and assembled items for 20 Birthday Bags for the Food Bank.  We also covered another 39 journals for Hearts Knit Together so we delivered 50 total the the Women's Shelter, 

May ~ This month we collected items for Refugee Kits (towels, shaving cream, razors, toothpaste, and cleanser).  We also began working on ornaments for our Festival of Trees tree.

June- This month we collected diapers and wipes for Utah Refugee Center and assembled lady bug craft kits for Primary Childrens and Utah Valley Hospitals.

July- summer break

August - We collected school supplies for school kits for the Community Action Food Bank and made ornaments for our Festival of Trees tree.


September~We collected money to purchase our Christmas tree for the Festival of Trees and worked on ABC/123 books for the American Fork Humanitarian Center.

October~We collected and put together Christmas socks for soldiers, finished ABC/123 books and tied baby blankets for the Utah County Health Department home visit program for at risk babies.  We also worked on shape toys for the American Fork Humanitarian Center and finished the "Friends" pillow for the Festival of Trees.

November~ We collected supplies for and put together 21 sewing kits for the Refugee Action Network (scissors, safety pins, straight pins, buttons, thread, tape measure, hand sewing needles). We also put Snowman tags on water bottles for the Festival Trees Shoppe, made shape ornaments for the American Fork Humanitarian Center and finished making our ornaments for the Festival of Trees tree.

December ~ We set up our tree for the Festival of Trees.  Our Raggedy Ann and Andy tree sold for $450.00 and our water bottles with Snowman tags sold for $160.00 so we raised $610.00 for Primary Childrens' Hospital. 

It's been a great year, ladies!  Thank you for all the good you do!