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(Labels for Education)
(Ronald McDonald House)
(Toiletries for Daily Bread))
(Military Outreach - Kissing Pillows)
(Military Outreach - Stitching Kits)
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We're gaining a little momentum. . . having donated 403 toiletry items as of March 18. However, this is only 20% of our goal of 2,000. That means we still have to collect 1,597 more items. There's lots of travel ahead with the Jacksonville SR meeting in April and Viva Punti in May and summer vacations. Don't be shy; ask your friends to help out; I know we can get to 2,000 before the end of the year.
We have enough stitching kits and supplies to send off boxes to the two agencies IRC supports. I will be preparing the boxes and material to send after confirming the addresses. Thank you for the donations orf materials, and remember this is an ongoing project.
In support of the American Heart Association, we will have a display of a variety of artwork including heart motif projects at the Fee Avenue, Melbourne Library for February. The display case is the small one and located in the lobby. . . a great place to promote our work. Remember please to label each and every piece with your name so we can return it to you after the display is done.
A second display will be at the Central Brevard Library in Cocoa. If you have a piece to display contact Carol Tsoukalas and Marcia Barrere. They will be transferring the display to the Merritt Island Library in March.
The Indian River Chapter, EGA supports South Brevard Habitat for Humanity.
It was a busy January 2013. Dedications took place in Titusville on January 18th for the McCloud and Dixon families and in Melbourne on January 25th for the Gonzalez family.
Let us remember that there are a lot more in the pipeline.....so keep on stitching those beautiful samplers. Kits are available from Christine K at the general meetings.
Find out more about Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Inc. Staff photo
- Teaching Embroidery to ChildrenThe "teaching children" program for this summer will hold to the traditional schedule of three Thursday afternoons in June, and this year we will work with a group of Girl Scouts. The classes will be held at the Girl Scouts' "Brown Hut" on Front Street in Melbourne -- right next door to the Civic Center where our monthly meetings are held. We will work on small name tags with the GS Trefoil logo, using both surface and counted stitches. A sign-up sheet will be available at the April general meeting. Please join us and help pass on our love of the stitchery arts.
Lee Ferguson, who does volunteer work with the WFIT Radio station has an interview regarding our work with children. She had released the link to the interview. In case you missed it, here's the link so you can open and listen.
Nothing on the schedule for this endeavor at this time.
We continue to collect postage stamps and pop tops. The Einstein Montessori Charter School benefits from our coupons and box tops and uses them to purchase supplies and computer equipment. It is a school dedicated to children with reading problems, especially with dyslexia, and who are reading below their grade level. These are children that usually fall between the cracks and eventually drop out of school. They use a lot of computer programs and the LIPs program is used extensively. Please bring what you can to a general meeting or pass them along to Lyle at any Satellite Meeting.
Christmas in July is our annual collection of gifts to benefit The Haven. Two representatives from the Haven visited our meeting, picked up our monetary donations and gifts. They spoke briefly about the children's shelter and answered members' questions..
IRC officers present cash donations to Haven representative.