Friday, October 15, 2010

year 7!! of our holiday giving program


can you believe it? this is year 7 of project warm hug's holiday giving program.

started off with a promise i made to my dad to carry forward his humanitarian efforts in eastern europe by delivering fleece hats and scarves to the children's embassy in kosovo.
when i had to have surgery that fall, i wasn't able to travel so i decided to move my efforts to our own community. with the help of amazing women with the menlo park lds, over 300 sets of fleece hats and scarves were delivered to friends outside, the non profit my maternal grandmother had started over 50 years ago.

during the first 3 years, hundreds of fleece hats and scarves and flannel baby blankets have been delivered to local children in need.

then i met tami, the nutritionist/case worker with the pre to three program in san mateo county. we decided to join forces and start an adopt a family holiday program. she would identify the families in need, i would rally the community for giving. for three years, we have gifted over 100 families!!

this year, tami was gifted herself with an amazing baby girl!! she is on maternity leave until the holidays.

so, this year's program is going back to basics. we will be gifting flannel baby blankets to local moms with children in need. my hope is that we can deliver over 200!!

i have put kits together which include the fabrics, ribbons, and intructions so you can make them yourselves or we can make them for you. each pack is $7.50. this is a great project for families to do together... girl scout troups, church groups, etc...

let me know how many kits you would like!! and let's get sewing!!
i will be hosting a couple of days where we can make them together!! tba.

thanks for your continued support!!
megan rosenhart