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Lakeview Mental Health Knitting for charity

January 3, 2007


I’m Heather Reed, Team Leader for Lakeview Mental Health Club 620. Our program is based right out of Geneva, NY. Lakeview Mental Health Services Inc. is dedicated to maintaining and building quality integrated and accessible recovery supports for individuals seeking mental health services. Through the efforts of our employees, volunteers, and support providers, we are committed to meeting the needs of individuals through growth rehabilitation, education, communication, and teamwork.
I am writing to you regarding a wonderful group which I have formed known as the Healthy Knitters. As a part of recovery this group was formed to stimulate individuals to not only relieve stress but also to help others within the community. Our group will be knitting for charity on a monthly basis. This is our way of giving back to a community that has given so much to our Lakeview Consumers. As part of our Knit for charity we must raise the supplies needed to support this cause. I would like to ask your organization to make a donation to help with supplies which will help this admirable group continue with their quest to make a difference within the community. Our knitters are in need of knitting needles and large amounts of yarn.
Lakeview Healthy Knitters is an excellent program for you to help support, and we are thankful for all donations. As an agency, we appreciate your commitment to our consumers as well as our community. To donate to the Healthy Knitters of Lakeview please contact Heather Reed at 315-789-1804 by phone, or for pick up of supplies.
Thank you for your time, and I hope to hear form you soon!

Happy Knitting!

Heather Reed
Club 620 Team Leader
Lakeview Mental Health Services Inc.
Charity Knitting Coordinator

PS. We are currently working on scarves for the boys and girls club of Ontario County. Our next project will be a blanket knitted by our mental health consumers. We are hoping the the blanket can be raffled to help continue this mission. My consumers have found that knitting is a couping skill which helps decrease mental health symptoms. Unfortunatly due to Hippa regulations at this time I will not be able to include pictures. Please Help!

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