Speaking of 'Wrapped in Hope', I wanted to let you know that there are still 14 kids available between the months of May and December. I am going to highlight those 14 here is hopes that someone reading will be able to help out:
6-23-09--Sabastian from Louisiana will be 2--dogs, hockey, football
7-9-99--Kevin from Georgia will be 12--sports, basketball, football
8-16-02--Juan Carlos from Georgia will be 9--blue, white, green, Incredible Hulk
10-31-93--Swan from Georgia will be 18--purple, animals
11-18-94--Kyana from Georgia will be 17--jewelry, blue, puppies
12-7-95--Alexsia from Georgia will be 16--basketball, orange, green
In case you are new here--'Wrapped in Hope' is a birthday quilt giving program for children with at least one parent in prison. Volunteer quilters sign up to make a quilt for a child in the theme indicated. The quilter then sends the quilt directly to the child for their birthday as a gift from the incarcerated parent. I don't think I am being biased when I say that this program is a real blessing to these kids and their families. We are giving HOPE and care in the form of a quilt :) LOVE THAT!
Here is a note a received a few weeks ago: 'Words can not be explained or expressed of how you and the volunteer have done for my son! His birthday was on Friday and it came on Saturday sadly I missed the mail and went on Monday once I received the box I told my son open it and he tore up that poor box lol. He was so happy to see the blanket! He loved the animals and colors, on the back has green with little hearts and he says he can now sleep with all his family because of the hearts. Your company made my sons 5th birthday weekend! His dad sent a card n we acted like there was $20 in it but he said that he could have just sent the blanket!'
Have a great weekend everyone! If the germ that is traveling around the Kindergarten class doesn't attack before tomorrow morning I am going across the border to New York to send out some quilts and buy some cheap American food :)