Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Got Joy?! Just look & see it here! Then come to Thursday’s workday and experience it live!

Time to take a break and see what fun we’ve had serving together over the past few months!  

Special thanks to Girl Scout Troop 979, Cub Scout Pack 231, the Builders Club, and all those who participated in any way with the Bone Marrow Registry Drive!


Redlands First and Fourth Ward projects


1200 Origami Peace Cranes!

In April, we helped the Redlands Sister Cities Association by teaching how to make origami peace cranes following a presentation by curator Lynn Voorheis from Riverside Metropolitan Museum.  Then we presented our first 1200 cranes to the museum for their exhibit.  Their goal is to receive 92,785 peace cranes – one to represent each Japanese-American that was put in an internment camp during World War II. 

Thursday,June 9th, is another workday.  Please join us anytime between 11am – 8pm.  You can choose from the following (there will probably be more):

1. sew wheelchair/walker caddies (we have some improvements to make after having an ‘expert’ try it out for us.)

2. crochet hats

3. cut out, sew, and/or tie quilts

4. fold origami peace cranes

5. make greeting cards for the pediatric wing of LLUCH

6. assemble hygiene kits for local parolees through Step by Step and the Police and Corrections Team

7. mark copies of the Book of Mormon to go to county jails

8. combine granny squares to make afghans

NOTE:  **We are trying to gather a list of  names of “Women of Faith Supporters” who work in local hospitals or nursing homes, etc.  If you are one, please let your humanitarian representative know or email with your name, the name of the hospital or facility, and area where you work.

Current Requests for Donations:

  • Gallon size Ziploc bags
  • Yarn, particularly soft baby yarn
  • Used greeting cards (we’re cutting them up to make new cards)
  • Card stock and paper in a variety of colors
  • Scrapbooking paper – even scraps from other projects
  • Hygiene items: full size or samples, especially toothpaste, shaving cream, men’s deodorant
  • Quilt batting or donations of $$ to purchase it. (We can get it by the bolt for ½ price.)
  • Origami paper, mostly 6” x 6”  (use your JoAnn’s or Michael’s coupons)
  • Velcro (not the kind with adhesive; use your coupons for this too)
  • Your time at workday or at home


“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”    Aesop

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