Wednesday, October 11, 2006

holiday warm hug program begins on October 15th!


As you may or may not know, that Project Warm Hug began with a very simple promise to my dad that I would carry forward our family legacy of humanitarian work.

Bill Moser, my father spent a lot of time in Eastern Europe working towards democracy. I promised that I would make 50 fleece hats and scarves and deliver them to an orphanage in Kosovo. He passed away shortly after this promise was made. I ended up having surgery that fall, and donated them instead to the organization my grandmother began over 50 years ago, Friends Outside of Santa Clara.

This is our third year of making fleece hats and scarves and donating them to local children in need. The first year the 50 turned into 200, the second year the 200 turned into 500 sets and now in our third year the original 50 has turned into 2000!

And in addition, Project Warm Hug has donated over 12000 items in the last 7 months to local families in need. We currently serve 10 local organizations that provide housing to local families in need, including Shelter Network.

The Warm Hug Program is the foundation of our giving and the foundation of our fund raising. In order to be successful, we need your help. We ask the community to share the wealth in two ways- Either sponsor a number of fleece items at $10 each. You can use, with the recipient address as or drop by a ck at 1030 Curtis Street, Suite 201, Menlo Park.


Help us create the 2000 items. I will be scheduling sewing workshops at the Menlo Park studio. You do not need to know how to sew! Gift cards from Joanne's fabrics are also very helpful for purchasing the fleece, thread and so on we will need.

If you belong to a group or want to collect a few friends, I will supply the materials and instructions and the group can do the sewing at their location!

This is great for scout troops, high school community service projects, a mom's club, a neighborhood, and so on.

This project will launch this Sunday, October 15th at Noon! stop by and say hello, meet the new addition to my family, William Aiden (11 months), have some cake!!! my dad loved desserts!!! and let the fleece fun begin! (my dad would have turned 81 on the 15th)

Join us at 1030 Curtis Street, Suite 201, Menlo Park. You can also visit The Polka Dot Shop, our new children's clothing recycling shop. Please forward this email to your friends and family. Please email me with any questions, comments, suggestions....

Thanks so much
With many warm hugs,

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