“Wonderful, compassionate and caring young women”

Wonderful, compassionate and caring young women!

“Wonderful, compassionate and caring young women.” This is exactly how Girl Scout Troop 824 from Sparta, New Jersey was described to me.  This description is right on the money.

A few weeks ago I received an email from the leaders of  the eight Cadette Girl Scouts, Annalise, Bridget, Carsen, Emma, Kat, Melissa, Morgan, and Sheree, stating that they had just completed 8 no-sew fleece blankets to donate to Layers of Love. They have put together 4 blankets for boys and 4 for girls.

 

Generous donation from the Girl Scout Troop 824 from Sparta, New Jersey

The boys and girls who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment will love these blankets, they will provide them with plenty of comfort and warmth as they continue on with their treatment.  We love the patterns they chose for the children!

As the troop leaders Diane and Pat relayed to me in an email, these girls have been together since kindergarten. Annalise, Bridget, Carsen, Emma, Kat, Melissa, Morgan, and Sheree are all in 7th grade now.   Diane and Pat went on to say “They are wonderful, compassionate and caring young women who devote many hours to their community doing food drives, collecting kitchen items for Habitat for Humanity, and working with younger girl scouts.  They enjoyed making these blankets very much and are glad that the blankets will bring comfort to children undergoing chemotherapy.”

We are very blessed that they chose us to donate not only the blankets to, but giving of  their time and talent also.  We are so grateful for their generous donation to children who are battling cancer.  These blankets will mean so much to the children who will receive them.

Layers of Love offers a BIG thank you to the Cadette Girl Scout Troop 824 of Sparta, New Jersey and their leaders, Diane and Pat.  We couldn’t do what we do without the help of wonderful groups such as yours.  You are all indeed wonderful, compassionate and caring young women, THANK YOU!!

*If your group is interested in working with us please leave us a message in the comments or you can reach us at donations@layersoflove.net  We have worked with many community groups and organizations, from providing you with enough scissors, to showing you how easy it is to put blankets together, we will help you to get your group on their way to making blankets!

12 by the 18th

We have big changes on the horizon here at Layers of Love. First up,  we have set a goal of collecting 12 No Sew Fleece Blankets for the chemotherapy patients at Cooper Cancer Institute by August 18th.  We currently have 9 here waiting to be delivered.  We just need 3 more to reach our goal!

After we make the last delivery of blankets to the Cooper Cancer Institute in Voorhees, Layers of Love will take off in a similar but new direction.  We are currently in the planning stages and will make a formal announcement after the 18th of August.  We are very excited and look forward to working hard to make a difference for those who are going through chemotherapy treatments.

We are so grateful for everyone who has helped us out along the way.  We could have not done this without you. Thank you!

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You Are Invited!

If you are in the Lehigh Valley Area you are invited to join us at our first of two Palmerton Area Library Blanket Tying Events.  The first event will take place on Thursday May 13 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Join us as we will be preparing hand tied fleece blankets to donate to provide comfort and warmth to those patients who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

Here are the specifics:

What should I bring? Yourself, fleece material to make a blanket, or a no sew fleece blanket kit, a pair of scissors, and a friend!

I don’t have a blanket kit where can I get one? You can purchase one ahead of time at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores, or you can simply bring a $15.00 donation (to cover the cost of the blanket kit) with you and we will have a limited selection of kits available for you to purchase right at the library that night.

BE PREPARED!!

We have found when tying blankets, friendships flourish, conversations flow, and everyone has a lot of fun all for a great cause!

We are listening to you!  This event is a result of the ideas you have brought to us.  This event is perfect for those of you who have pets and wanted to make sure your blankets were prepared in a NO pet hair zone. Keep your ideas coming!  We appreciate your input and are working hard to make sure we implement as many of your ideas as possible to become a reality.

*Mark your calendars! Our second Blanket Tying event will be a daytime event held on Friday June 11 from 10-11:30 a. m. We hope to see you there!

Where We Are

The donation drive has started.  We are very excited.  We have already received blanket kit donations in the mail.  We have heard from many that you have either planned to donate a blanket or that you already have done so and it is on it’s way to us.  We are so grateful and thank you all.

As we go along with our donation drive we will have suggestions on how you can get involved, and how you can get others involved with you.

The first of these ideas that we offer to you is a great one to bring families together.  Next weekend, we are planning a “Fleece Tying Family Fun Night”.    My daughter is going to have a few of her friends over and they are going to put several of the blanket kits together along with myself and my husband.  We are planning to make it a fun night, we have pizza on the menu and a movie and popcorn also planned.  We are going to have a lot of fun together all while volunteering and donating for a great cause.

Keep an eye right here on our blog and and if  you haven’t yet be sure to  become a Fan on facebook.  We will have photographs and updates from our Fleece Tying Family Fun Night for you.

In the meanwhile, be sure to check out our photographs of the No Sew Fleece Blanket kits that have already been donated for us to put together.  You can view all our photographs on our flickr page.

We are very excited and grateful for everyone who is donating to our cause.  Your donations are helping all the chemotherapy patients have a special homemade warm blanket to comfort them when they need it the most.