EVENING MEETING at CNIB - 7 P.M. - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25; DAY MEETING at EASTERN STAR TEMPLE – 10 A.M. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26. PATTERNS FOR SQUARES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT BOTH MEETINGS.
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 over 8,500 (this number includes blankets given for Silent Auctions, etc.) in our 12 year history! As of September 30, 2014 we have also given away 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.
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.
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.