Letter From Lois, April 2021

FINALLY!  Our temperatures are warming, the sun is shining, and glorious flowers are showing their beautiful faces all around us!

Our yarn pick up and project drop off is working well.  Our talented fingers and minds are producing sooooo many items, it’s almost mind boggling!  Some Sundays we see as many as 1,000 to 1,200 items arrive, nicely tagged with our Dove tags, ready to offer good wishes and warm hugs for those in need.

A large number of our recipients are continuing to practice caution in allowing items into their facilities.  However, many of our memory care, assisted living and hospices are still in need of blankets, stay-on (horseshoe style) shawls, fidget items and toys.   We are finding that bright colors seem to be the most popular for these items as well as anything red, white, and blue.   And a nice, warm shawl is appreciated by older recipients (including men),  especially in warm weather when air conditioning is in use.

I know many of us are feeling the call to be outside now, the weather is so beautiful.  It’s been a long winter and some of us have endured unbelievable restrictions during the past year.  But things are improving all around us and I’m feeling very optimist about our future!  From the Heart, hopefully, will soon be seeing a bit of normalcy and, fingers crossed, we are all on the road to recovery.  I know I can hardly wait the see you all face to face again!  I just can hardly wait to start gathering lots of lovin’ hugs!

Continue to stay safe, take good care of yourselves and just know how much we all have missed you !!