It's a complete mess, and we love to see it.
Our Warm Winter Welcome is officially a wrap, and though we are still sorting and organizing, just the fact that this is the state of our laundry room (and the rest of the basement!) tells us that this year's drive was our most successful to date. You all brought it and we are truly blown away. Here's what you all did this year:
- 100 blankets are on their way to Refugee & Immigrant Hospitality Organization - RIHO
- 100+ pairs of hand warmers are in their way to RIHO.
- Nearly 80 stuffies from Puddletown Knitters Guild are also headed to RIHO.
- 172 coats will be delivered to Catholic Charities of Oregon Refugee Resettlement program this week.
- 100+ hats and gloves for kids and adults will also go to Catholic Charities.
- Another 70+ stuffies from Puddletown will go to Catholic Charities.
But here’s the best part, the big surprise, the cherry on top. Because of donations we received and a grant from the Windermere Real Estate Foundation, we were able to purchase an ADDITIONAL 50+ blankets for refugee families being served through Catholic Charities. That’s an additional 50 families that will be cozy and warm at home this winter. We’ll say it all day, every day. THANK YOU!!!!!