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Blankets to Warm Up America

The store I used to work for has had a group going for the last 5 yrs It's called WARM UP AMERICA and meets the first thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at JoAnn E.T.C. Store 1901 in Saginaw, Michigan.

It is headed my Mary Corbin and Pat Sova both of whom are avid knitters and crocheters. Approximately 2 to 3 dozen women come together to knit or crochet 7x9 inch rectangles of any color and style, and I have the honor of making the very first red 7x9 inch red rectangle!

They then put them together to form blankets which are donated to various charities and causes such as: Created For Caring, Women's Underground Railroad, Red Cross, Habitat houses (if needed) and many more of which I don't remember all the names. As of this date over 900 blankets have been donated to all these causes.

All it takes is a little bit of time and effort to make these for a worthy cause. Also you get to come and have a good time putting them together with a great bunch of people!

It's is one of the longest running groups like that I know of.


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