November Information
NOVEMBER 16, 2014

EVENING MEETING at CNIB - 7 P.M. - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26; DAY MEETING at EASTERN STAR TEMPLE – 10 A.M. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27. Please bring all items that you have made for the next sale – Thursday, December 11th and Friday, December 12th at the Talbot Centre, Dufferin Street west of Richmond. There will be sign-up sheets at both meetings for anyone who can help out at this sale.

DECEMBER MEETINGS Please note the dates for the December Meetings EVENING MEETING at CNIB - 7 P.M. - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17; DAY MEETING at EASTERN STAR TEMPLE – 10 A.M. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18.

WALMART SALE – This weekend's sale at Walmart, Fanshawe Park Road was a success – check out the picture of two of our happy customers in the Photo Gallery! Thanks to all who helped out by making sale items and by manning the booth. Special thanks to non-member Kayla Coddington who helped us sell on Saturday.

Fall 2014 Distribution Meetings.

At the October 2014 meetings, 451 blankets were distributed to 17 London and area agencies. This brings the total number of blankets distributed to close to 8,742(this number includes blankets given for Silent Auctions, etc.) in our 12 year history! As of September 30, 2014 we have also given sway 1404 pet blankets.

Agencies receiving blankets were Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre; ACFO; The John Gordon Home; Craigwood Youth Services; Mission Services of London; Rotholme; Birthright; Lifespin; Merrymount Children's Centre; N'Amerind; HIV Client Services; McCormick Home; Atlohsa; Victim Services of Middlesex County; Extendicare; Southdale London Chaplaincy; and Kingsway Lodge.

The following is a Thank You received from Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre: Hello Members of the Crochet Club of London,

Thanks very much to all of the members and supporters of the Crochet Club of London. Your beautiful blankets will be enjoyed and cherished by many people in the Hamilton Road neighbourhood. Your collective work is truly inspiring and touches so many people. Your gift of warmth, beauty and colour is very, very much appreciated.

Sincerely,

Christine

Other items that have been donated are – Lifespin - 6 baby sweaters; ST. John’s - 35 scarves, 1 hat & scarf set and 1 fingerless mittens; Camp Kee-Mo-Kee - 33 dishcloths: London Community News Drive- 20 hats, 8 mittens and 1 scarf & mitten set.

The Crochet Club's 10th Anniversary!
March 2012
March, 2012 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Crochet Club of London ! At this point we have made over 6600 donations to over 100 local charitable organizations. We hope to continue to "Blanket the Community" for many years to come.
Devastating Loss For The Crochet Club Of London
June 2011
The Crochet Club has suffered a great loss as a result of the sinkhole that developed on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at the intersection of Richmond and Oxford Streets in downtown London. For the past several years, the basement of the Scotiabank at this corner has kindly donated space for us to store our yarn, and their basement was flooded because of the sinkhole. As a result, our Club has lost over $8,700 worth of yarn and storage bins. This is a devastating loss for the Crochet Club and its 90 members.

Movers were hired to relocate the salvageable yarn to a temporary storage facility for which we must pay. A special account in the name of "The Crochet Club of London" has been set up, and donations may be made at any Scotiabank branch in the city of London to help us get back on our feet. We would be very grateful for any financial support from the community.

The mission of the Crochet Club of London is to provide crocheted blankets/afghans to organizations that assist people in need, and to individuals such as fire victims, in and around London, Ontario. The Crochet Club also makes blankets/afghans for local organizations that help animals in need. Crochet Club blankets are never sold, they are donated to local charitable organizations in our community.