We have had two requests for baby blankets (one would also like hats) recently.
MCV’s NICU is looking for 40-50 blankets in WHITE. We would prefer those 40 to 50 white blankets for MCV NICU be made with Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo worsted weight, color “White” not their “Soft White”. We have this yarn in the cubbies now. The blankets may be either knit or crochet, any stitch pattern the stitcher enjoys and square, anywhere from 30 to 36 inches. The deadline for this request is the first week of December. These blankets will be used as part of a holiday event involving, among other things, pictures taken of every little patient wrapped in their new, take-me-home white blanket.
The Capital Area Health Network (CAHN) is requesting 50 baby blanket and hat sets for their Baby Shower on December so, once again, they are needed by the beginning of December. These can be any color, either knit or crochet, any pattern you like, and should be 30 – 36″ square. If you don’t want to make a matching hat, don’t worry as we will match them with hats already in the workshop.
From our humble beginnings in a Starbucks coffee shop in 2001, to our 1300+ 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
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.