MEETING INFORMATION
February 2, 2018

FEBRUARY MEETINGS:

THE DAY MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY,FEBRUARY 22, 2018 AT 10:00 A.M AT THE EASTERN STAR TEMPLE, FANSHAWE PARK ROAD EAST.

THE EVENING MEETING WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE CNIB BUILDING, BASELINE RD EAST.

THE FOLLOWING IS A THANK YOU NOTE RECEIVED FROM ONE OF OUR BLANKET RECIPIENTS.

Hello, I want to say thank-you very much for the crocheted blanket my worker gave me. On the blanket, I saw your website stitched in the corner, and this is such a beautiful warm blanket, I just had to express my sincere thanks. I moved to London in the summer, and I am having great success in abstaining from alcohol and drugs. It is thoughtful donations like this one I received from the crochet club, that help me to persevere. The kindness from many organizations I have received in London, are so wonderful. Thank-you again for such a well made, beautiful blanket that has and will continue to warm me for many years to come. God bless you all and Merry Christmas.

SEPTEMBER 2017 DISTRIBUTION MEETINGS:

A TOTAL OF 530 BLANKETS WERE GIVEN AWAY AT THE SEPTEMBER 2017 DISTRIBUTION MEETINGS. AGENCIES RECEIVING BLANKETS WERE: WOMEN'S RURAL RESOURCE CENTRE; MISSION SERVICES; LIFE*SPIN; PARTICIPATION HOUSE; MERRYMOUNT; CROSS CULTURAL LEARNERS CENTRE; DEARNESS HOME; VALLEYVIEW HOME ST. THOMAS; CROUCH NEIGHBOURHOOD RESOURCE; RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE; CPRI; WESTMOUNT GARDENS; N'AMERIND; KENSINGTON VILLAGE AND EXTENDICARE LONDON.

THE CLUB CELEBRATED IT'S 15TH ANNIVERSARY IN MARCH, 2017. FROM A GROUP OF 18 LADIES (3 ORIGINAL MEMBERS INCLUDING THE FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT PATTY ATTKINS ARE STILL ACTIVE MEMBERS), THE CLUB MEMBERSHIP HAS GROWN TO OVER 100 AND CONTINUES TO GROW.

DHARSHI LACEY, DIRECTOR DIVERSITY & GOVERNANCE, PILLAR NONPROFIT NETWORK SPOKE OF THE IMPACT OF VOLUNTEERING ACROSS CANADA AND THE BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING FOR THE MEMBERS AT THE TWO REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS.

MEMBERS ENJOYED CAKE AND RECEIVED A COMPLIMENTARY BAG PERFECT FOR CARRYING YARN AND COMPLETED PROJECTS.

CHECK OUT THE PICTURES ON THE PHOTO GALLERY!

SEPTEMBER 2016 DISTRIBUTION! OUR 10,000TH BLANKET GIVEN AWAY!

Imagine an event at Budweiser Gardens where every seat is filled. Now picture everyone there holding a handmade blanket. 10,000 - THAT'S how many blankets the Crochet Club of London has given to the community since its inception in 2002.

340 blankets were given to the following agencies at the Wednesday evening meeting: Birthright London; Participation House (recipient of the 10,000th blanket); Mission Services; Merrymount Family Support & Crisis Centre; Life*Spin and Ronald McDonald House. Special thanks to everyone who helped make the evening a success, especially Councillors Michael van Holst - Ward 1 and Anna Hopkins - Ward 9.

124 blankets were given to the following agencies at the Thursday morning meeting: Atlosha Second Stage Housing & Zhawanong Women's Shelter; VON Home at Last; London Cross Cultural Learners Centre AND Child & Parent Resource Institute. Special thanks to everyone who helped make the meeting a success, especially Jenn Earle from Teresa Armstrong - MPP London Fanshawe - constituency office and Councillors Maureen Cassidy - Ward 5 and Phil Squire - Ward 6

Thanks to all the representatives from the agencies for sharing the histories of the agencies and providing insight into the effect our blankets have on the recipients.

The Crochet Club of London won the Pillar Community Impact Award!
February 11 2009

We were honoured to have been among the three finalists for this prestigious Award, and are thrilled to have won!

The Award was presented at Museum London on November 12th, 2008, and it included a financial gift of $2,500.

(We shall use the money over the course of the year for the purchase of yarn with which to make even lovelier blankets!)