Sunday, March 22, 2020

Catching Up!

Hi Everyone, it has been a little while since our last update!

First of all - With regard to our next mailing date: in view of the social distancing measures in place across the country, we don’t want to put anyone in the position of making trips to the post office at this time.  Please feel free to continue to craft for Warm Hands, but we ask you to hold on to your knits and crocheted items for the time being. We will post a new mailing date when it is appropriate.

As well, THANK YOU to all those who made slippers for the campaign for Larga Baffin, they were so pleased at the quantity that we shared with them in December.  A large number of beautiful blankets were also shared with Larga, which were received with pleasure as there were a few new babies in residence!

I also want to share with you that we have a new northern partner,  Kugaardjuq school in Kugaaruk, Nunavut!  The school has 375 students (K to12), but has asked us to focus on socks and hats and extra-warm mittens for their 157 students in grades K to 4 (ages 5 to 10).  We have two boxes en route to the school, and do expect to send them another shipment with their requested sizes once we hear back from them and get their feedback.

Lastly - big thanks to all of these generous crafters below, whose parcels have arrived in Ottawa since my last update:
Karen from Saskatachewan
Jackie from WA
SL from Maine
Lizzie from AB
Wentheknitter Ottawa (2)
Marcia from Loretto ON
Christina from Kemptville ON
Laura from Abbotsford BC
Sandra from Nelson BC
Rita from Mississauga ON
Janet from Fredericton NB
Wendy from Smoky Lake AB
Dr. Peg from Midland ON
Anna from Morrisburg ON
BS from Toronto ON

Thank you for your support of Warm Hands, and take care everyone!