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COVID-19 Update June 28  – Please Read

From the Heart Remains Closed

At the Board meeting this afternoon, the Board spent quite a bit of time talking about the reopening of the workshop, scheduled for this Wednesday.  When we made the decision to reopen, a month ago, it looked quite promising but, as you are no doubt aware, the situation has changed since then.
What we ended up deciding was that the current situation is too uncertain to take the chance.  The unknown is a scary thing and none of us (unfortunately) have crystal balls.  We will continue to closely monitor the situation and the numbers and will reopen just as soon as we possibly can.
Our primary concern is for the health, safety, and well-being of our membership and, so, we have decided to postpone the opening until everything is a little more stable and knowable. This was a very difficult decision to make as all of us want to return to whatever “normal” might look like in the future.  We made it with the best interest of our membership in mind.

We will continue the Drop-offs for the time being and will start to include more opportunities for you to pick up yarn.

I want to thank you all for your patience with both me and the Board as we try to maneuver our way through this uncharted territory.  You have all shown a tremendous amount of forbearance for these last three and half months, especially with having to store all manner of items in your homes for later use.  Hopefully, you all understand that we cannot take items other than those we can immediately give out to our recipients as we simply don’t have the room to store them.

As we have a call for items (as we have had for baby hats in Richmond), we will let you know and begin to accept those items at our drop offs.  Until then, we will just soldier on and I can’t begin to tell you how wonderfully I think you have all been “soldiering”.

One final note, if you had already volunteered to work in July, please acknowledge to me that you are aware the workshop is closed.  This will save me a considerable amount of work.  Thank you so much.

Tricia Ennis, President


 

From our humble beginnings…

…in a Starbucks coffee shop in 2001, to our close to 1,800 member base today, the volunteer organization From the Heart continues its charitable mission.

From the Heart is involved in numerous projects, from making chemo hats for local cancer centers, preemie baby hats for the tiniest of our recipients, sleeping bags and warm mitten sets for the homeless in the Richmond community.

Heart volunteers are constantly finding new opportunities to help, and encourage anyone who knows of an unmet need in the community to please bring it to our attention.

We invite anyone interested in joining our cause to join us by email, web site, or check the latest newsletter for our schedule and just show up!

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Volunteers are angels in disguise. Spread your wings…Join From the Heart!

Lois Moore, Founder of From the Heart

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to serve our community by preserving and promoting fiber arts, creating a spirit of fellowship and love among our volunteers and board members, and producing handmade items which bring comfort, love and solace to others.

 


Our workshop is located at:

1114 Westbriar Drive
Richmond, Va 23238

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Workshop Hours:  We are currently closed due to COVID-19
Tuesday 10 – 2
Wednesday 10 – 2
Thursday 10 – 2
Saturday 10 – 2