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Charity Feature - Soldiers' Angels
By: Lion Brand
 

Blankets from Soldier's AngelsEach month we feature a charity that is reaching out to those in need by using knitting and crochet. This month's charity is Soldiers' Angels, an organization that provides blankets and more to soldiers and veterans.

Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led non-profit organization that was founded by the mother of two American soldiers, Patti Patton-Bader in 2003. Since then, the organization has continued to grow to almost 200,000 volunteers in over 20 different teams and programs that support the various branches of the U.S. military. The organization sends everything from care packages to deployed men and women to emergency aid to military families in need to care and comfort to soldiers and veterans in the U.S. There are programs to make blankets for soldiers and to even "adopt" a soldier for a more personal connection. The organization's motto is "May No Soldier Go Unloved" and its initiatives reflect this idea.

This winter season, Soldiers' Angels hopes to donate 25,000 lap robes to veterans spending their holidays in VA hospitals or facilities away from home as part of their "Blankets of Gratitude" project. Knitters, crocheters, and loomers can help out by donating lap robes approximately 36 by 48 inches in size, made with machine washable/dryable yarns. For more information on this project and patterns, please click here for guidelines.

For more information on the organization, please visit its site by clicking here.

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