Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

I want to thank all of you for your support of my volunteer activities over the past few years. Without the donations of time and finances from my friends, family and those I have connected with online, I would not have been able to reach out to so many. I am especially thankful for the…

Preemies of the Carolinas

  My friends and I recently completed a project for Preemies of the Carolinas. We sewed 96 hearts in an attempt to spread love to families and their infants going through a difficult time. If you have even the smallest knowledge of sewing (as we do), consider making a donation to this cause. “Inspirational Hearts…

Sack Lunches for Freedom House

“Freedom House exists to provide emergency shelter to those veterans in a housing crisis, while also providing support, advocacy and referrals to encourage self-sufficiency and movement towards permanent housing”. My friends and I got together to pack lunches for the residents of Freedom House. We so appreciate their service to our country and the sacrifices…

#givewarmthspreadlove

I would love for you to join me in my latest project – #givewarmthspreadlove. My goal is to provide pieces of warmth (gloves, hats, scarves, socks, etc.) in an effort to spread πŸ’›Β to people in all 50 states. Follow #givewarmthspreadlove on Instagram to learn about all the fun ways in which you can become involved…

Letters to Service Men and Women

Thanks to my grandmother for making these awesome cards for us!! We wrote a personalized message and a thank you in each one. We so appreciate all our service men and women are giving and sacrificing for our freedom. We are sending our cards through A Million Thanks. Check out their website to see how…

Gifts of Warmth in Akron

Last year my friends and I hung 61 bags of homemade scarves, hats and gloves on the Market Street bridge in downtown Akron. Last year we hung 55 bags, for a total of 116 items of warmth. We are so thankful to our parents who helped us sew/knit the gifts. #givewarmthspreadlove  

Gift Wrapping for MCH

Wrapping gifts each year for Miller Community House has become one of our favorite things to do. The wonderful staff at MCH always has the donated gifts organized for us and ready to go. We pick them up, wrap them and deliver them back to MCH in time for the holidays. It is so heartwarming…

Cookie Plates for SOS

We had so much fun putting together cookie plates for Street Outreach Services again this year – baking, decorating, singing. We created 25 plates for homeless teens who drop into the center. Hoping the care that went into making the plates could be felt by the people who eventually enjoyed them.

Blessing Bags

Throughout the year many kind people passed hygiene supplies along to me for Ray’s Hope. I sewed blessing bags and divided the supplies, added snacks and a couple of other items like socks to donate to SOS along with our contribution to their Thanksgiving dinner. I am so grateful to everyone who has supported and…

Thanksgiving Dinner for SOS

We wanted to make Thanksgiving Dinner for Street Outreach Services again this year. SOS does so much in our community to support homeless teens. We made fresh green beans, mashed potatoes, pumpkin and cinnamon breads, cookies and brownies and deviled eggs. We also purchased table clothes, plates, napkins, cups, silverware and table decorations to help…

RHS Craft Show

We are happy to report that the craft show was again a success. With the money earned, we purchased 16 pairs of black leggings and 30 pairs of underwear for the nurse’s office at Stanton Middle School in Kent. The items were requested by Mrs. Baker as the most needed. Thanks to everyone who supported…

Christmas Ornament Making

We made a number of different crafts to sell at this year’s RHS Craft Show. On November 3 we got together to assemble Christmas tree ornaments like the one you see above. We are looking forward to the show next week!