October 22nd, 2020

Blankets for Canada turning scraps into help for the needy

By Letter to the Editor on December 13, 2019.

We would like to update the community about Blankets for Canada. A few weeks ago we were invited to a fibre event at the Centre Village Mall. It showed people what can be done with all kinds of yarn, etc.

There we met a lot of people who do not know about Blankets for Canada. Also, some people just discard to garbage their leftover yarn. So please, friends, do not do that! We can use the smallest balls of yarn to make squares or strips to make blankets for the needy. Just a week ago 40 went to Edmonton, 75 to Calgary and then to local needs for a total of 200 blankets.

Organizations that work with needy people may phone Blankets for Canada at 403-329-4410 or 403-329-6586 for their needs. Yarn and squares can be dropped off at Southminster United Church, 4 Avenue South, west alley, on Thursdays, 10 a.m. till noon.

Our Coaldale group meets every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2226 23 Ave. We thank you for all the yarn donations, even the small balls. They can be dropped off in a bin by our driveway. Or come visit us and see what we make with your leftovers. So far we were able to send 2,090 blankets to Lethbridge in 13 years that we make in Coaldale.

Need more information. Call Nellie at 403-345-3205 (not on Sunday).

Thank you for your support and we wish you God’s blessings for 2020.

Nellie Slingerland


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