Monday, June 7, 2010

Humanitarian Update and Invitation to workday on June 10, 2010


Come Join Us

Thursday, June 10, 2010

You are invited to drop by the
LDS Stake Center
at the corner of 5th and Wabash in Redlands
any time between the hours of
11 am and 8 pm

Here’s an update of what’s been done since last workday. Thanks for making it happen!

  • ROBERTSON BOYS’ HOME: On the Wednesday before Mother’s Day, we had an activity where each boy put together a gift for their mother or for a woman they wished to honor.  First they chose from a selection of lotions, perfumes, bath salts, etc. and wrapped them.  Then they created a beautiful card.  We were amazed at the attention to detail these young men put into their work.  This was not a quick project and the results were amazing!  Just take a look.  

  •  DELIVERY TO INROADS: On April 29th, we took a car load of items to the Glen Helen facility.  We took puzzles and toys and games and a couple of big wheels and a wagon and books for children and adults and yarn for tying quilts.  We also took personalized copies of the Book of Mormon in English and in Spanish and literature from the First Church of Christ, Scientist.  In her own words, the director of the program was ‘happily overwhelmed’. We’re going to continue collecting items for a couple of months and take up another more load.  The INROADS program offers rehabilitation to inmates through academic and occupational programs. 


  • DELIVERY TO DASH:  We had a lovely visit when we delivered 25 craft aprons, 25 terry cloth clothing protectors, and 25 oil cloth clothing protectors to some wonderful folks at D.A.S.H. on June 7th.  This facility is known as “The Other Place Adult Day Program” and is located in Redlands. 


  • Hygiene Kits continue to be delivered to the Redlands Police and Corrections Team where they are made available to needy area parolees as part of the services made available by the Step by Step Reentry Coalition.  
  • Redlands 3rd ward sisters continue to tie a couple of quilts each month for us. 


On Thursday you can choose from the following activities:

  • Would you like to sign up to help celebrate the birthday for one of our boys? Let us know.
  • We’ll continue our project of collecting items for INROADS. We’re requesting donations of any of the following to help them in their programs: children’s books, puzzles, and toys; Big Wheel type riding toys and helmets; paperback copies of classic novels – several of the same title is especially nice (i.e. Red Badge of Courage) and paperback copies of the Book of Mormon and Bible and religious materials from any denomination – both in English and Spanish. None of these items need to be new, but we hope they’ll be in really good shape.
  • Help put granny squares together to make afghans. Learn how it’s done and make more granny squares to keep it going. Over a hundred squares have been turned in!
  • Crochet winter hats.  These will be given to the homeless through the Blessing Center (formerly Joseph’s Storehouse).  

  • Assemble hygiene kits for area parolees. Thanks to several faith groups from all over town for your contributions to this cause!  Contributions of any hygiene items are welcome, including trial size.  Our most needed items right now are men’s deodorant, shaving cream, shampoo, and men’s disposable razors.  The 99cent store, Dollar Tree, and Big Lots are good places to pick up some inexpensively.  Also CVS. 
  • As always... there will be quilts to sew and tie.

You’re Invited to join us on July 8th:

If you have relatives or friends in town, bring them on down with you for an hour or two.  If you’ve recently moved to the area, it’s a great way to meet people and make new friends.  Bring the kids.  We’ll either have something for them to help with, or they can play while you work (toys provided.)  They may serve in a most creative way –like this!

If you want to help, but can’t come to workday, you can still participate by making a donation or choosing something you'd like to do at home.  Just contact the specialist from your ward or congregation.  If you do not have one, contact Jean at 

If you would like to contribute financially, you may do so by making a check out to the Redlands California Stake.  Email Jean for directions on where to send it. 

If you know someone who doesn’t know about our efforts and might like to help, please pass the word along to them.

We’ll continue to have workdays on the 2nd Thursday of each month through 2010.  So put a star on those dates and see you next time on July 8th, same time & place.

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