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Sale to benefit Soldiers and Veterans

I am one member of the Ortonville Sewing Club, and as the name implys we mainly do sewing projects. However several of us do knit an crochet and when we have yarn donated to us (by generous local citizens) we try our best to use it all for lap sized afghans, hats, scarves, baby items, dish clothes, and many other items to sell to
raise money along with our sewn items. 100% of the money we make is used for the Desert Angel packing parties that take place once a month and for clothing items that we take to the VA hospital with the lap quilts for the needy Veterans. We purchase pocket food, health care items and other requests to pack and send to our soldiers overseas. We spend approx. $200.00 per month for the packing parties and when we have extra funds try to donate cash for the shipping costs. We are not a large group, usually between 6 and 8 members once a week at the local senior center but we feel we are doing what we can for a worthy cause. Some of the quilts and lap size afghans are also donated to Miracle Quilts, who take a van full of quilts to the VA hospital in Maryland. The group is named after a local young man that was killed while on duty overseas. Again the majority of what we do is sewn but try to use everything that is donated to our club, which quite often includes yarn.
Sorry I can not include any pictures at this time as my computer is down and I do not have access to my pictures.
One of our hot sellers is a crocheted tooth fairy doll that is really adorable and Liisa can not make them fast enough. Also slippers and animal style hats. If you want pictures I can send some from my cell phone.


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