Comforting Others Everywhere We Go

GSOL in Jackson, N.C. made it’s first delivery of blankets to serve as a source of comfort to children who are in foster care. Often, the children arrive in foster care with nothing, or very little, to call their own. We made them in various sizes. Some are suitable for babies, some for young children, and others are large enough for a teenager to wrap up in while reading a book or watching TV. The blanket is their own to keep always. Each made with loving hands and hearts that care. Many were made with the donated squares from our long distance volunteers. Together we make a beautiful difference in the lives of others.

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Renee Mallard arrived to pick up 16 blankets to deliver to foster children. Special thanks to every person who had a hand in this.

 

I also want to share with you our recent gifts that arrived in the Post office to help speed the process of helping others in need:

 

“It is within our power to nurture, empower, and transform.” _Unknown

Until next time….

Be happy, healthy, and blessed!

 

 

Together We Achieve More

We talk a lot about hope, helping, and teamwork. Our whole message is that we are more powerful together. Just another example of what this means….

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Thank you again, Joan M., for the squares. I think you will agree that they look splendid put together and edged with a picot stitch.:) I finished this up last night. ;

Team work makes the dream work, but the vision can become a nightmare when the Leader has a bad team. I am so grateful that GSOL has great leaders and an EXCELLENT team!  Check out some additional photos taken at Ahoskie GSOL’s recent meeting with members of it’s own group, and additional support present from GSOL in Jackson, NC and Aulander.

 

Unity is strength….Where there is teamwork and collaboration, WONDERFUL things can be achieved.” _ Mattie Stepanek

GSOL in Ahoskie,NC Celebrates 2nd Year

GSOL in Ahoskie, NC celebrated their 2nd anniversary last night. What I noted immediately is the friendship and camaraderie among the volunteers. Their enthusiasm and love for what they bring to the local community is contagious. They are truly a joy to be around. It seems that the word impossible has been, and must remain, deleted from your dictionary. Congratulations on your anniversary!!!

Sharing a few photos from the meeting. Lots of food and fun! We even had a “granny square” cake. Check out also the photos of two little angels with their hands to the plow helping stitch granny squares together.:)

 

I also want to send our thanks to Joan S. of Staten Island, NY for her continued support and her recent gift of beautiful granny squares. We appreciate you!

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Crocheted and donated by Joan S. of Staten Island, NY

We also received the following from another long time volunteer, P.L. Russell of Orlando, Florida. Thank you so much for all that you have done and continue to do.

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The gorgeous baby blanket and beanie, granny squares, yarn, and crochet hooks were donated by P.L. Russell of Orlando, Florida. THANK YOU!!!

 

Until next time,

Be happy, healthy and blessed!

Happiness in April

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

GSOL in Jackson, NC had a great meeting this month. We were few in number but MIGHTY!  Look at all the blankets made for children in foster care, and baby blankets for first time mothers in need. Many were made with donated granny squares from our faithful long distance volunteers! We are also working on hats and scarf sets in preparation for next winter. You make such a difference. I appreciate all of you and everything that you do to help us and others. Thank you so very much!

A few pics of our meeting:

“Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful.”~ Unknown

“Granny Squares of Love : Roanoke Rapids Chapter had a great meeting, new class attendance and beautiful baby blankets galore. I had a great time teaching tonight and talking with our group! Here are pics of the items donated and one of Virginia working her magic! Eleven in attendance with a few floating in and out! Glad for a smooth day at work, and a great evening in crocheting class.”_ Sherry Casey, Meeting Coordinator  for GSOL in Roanoke Rapids, N.C.

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”

~ Walter Winchell


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GSOL in Roanoke Rapids, NC made sure that the Nurse-Family Partnership got enough blanket and hat sets plus 2 crib blankets to fill up three huge bags this month. Tia Alfonso is such a sweet lady she enjoys each time coming to get these blankets for the first time Mother’s in need! Our volunteers work so hard and made such beautiful blankets we are always impressed with what they make for the group!

Until next time….

Be happy, healthy, and blessed!

Blessings in Boxes

“We are empowered by the Holy Spirit to live life to the fullest so that we can give God glory and bless others around us.” Tunji Ogunjimi

We are so blessed by the helping hands of our long distance volunteers. We appreciate you more than we will be able to say.

Check out all of the beautiful items sent to us:

“It is our ability to put to use that which He deposited in us that matters, we are all blessed with different abilities. There is something in all of us that is useful to humanity.” Jide Adenib

God bless you all richly!

 

March Meeting for GSOL in Ahoskie,NC

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” _ Epictetus

GSOL in our Ahoskie sent us the following pics of their meeting. They gained a new volunteer at their meeting

and that always makes us happy!  Nice work, Ladies!  Nice turn out also.

Until next time…

Be happy, healthy and blessed!

 

 

Spreading Love All Around

“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”   _ Pope John Paul II  

Stopping in to share the latest gifts from our long distance volunteers and our  recent news …..

Another delivery was made to the Nurse and Family Partnership for first time mothers in need. I really should make a recording of all the awww’s  and ooohhh’s that I hear when your blankets are received. It would really make you smile so big!

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I am hoping I have all the photos taken of our recent gifts that I picked up from the Post Office. Since I was on the way to deliver baby blankets and beanies, I opened the packages at the Post Office so that I could take any blankets that may have arrived to their destination. So….pics where taken on the tail gate of my truck and on the back seat. (Yes, this Granny drives a Silverado. *laughs*)

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Nora, of Brooklyn, NY, really has a heart for babies in need. Check out her beautiful baby blankets, and beanies. She also sent some gently used newborn clothes, etc. Thank you so much, Nora! Congratulations, on your new grandchild too!:)

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Thank you to Louise H. of Camden, NJ , for the stacks and stacks of lovely granny squares. You are such a blessing!

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Pretty as a rainbow are the granny squares sent to us by D. Dague of Ohio! Thank you bunches and bunches!

Sherry and Margaret just delivered 25 blankets to Enfield Nursing home from Granny Squares of Love : Roanoke Rapids Chapter. They were so happy to receive our handmade blankets and distribute them to their patients.

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I will post pics of Ahoskie GSOL news soon. Keep their meeting coordinator, Tammy, in your prayers. She is in the hospital again.😦

Until next time….

Be happy, healthy, and blessed!