Take a bow: Kathy Jederlinich asked readers to donate leftover fleece material to serve the greater good, and, wow, did you deliver!
Labor of love: Kathy, of Blodgett, Oregon, wanted to give seniors in assisted living a way to be involved in their community. Her answer: “Heart in a Blanket.” The special outreach invites seniors to put the finishing touches on fun patchwork fleece blankets, which then go to those in need.
Special delivery: During Christmas, five blankets went to a local family, and six others were given to a nonprofit in town that donates beds to kids.
Not done yet: “Heart in a Blanket” is going multigenerational, with the Oregon State University Craft Center partnering with the project. As part of the effort, OSU students will make soft fleece toys to put in pockets in the blankets, Kathy reports. That means even more fleece is needed.
To donate, email Kathy at thejeds@peak.org
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