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We have committed to including one adorable, handmade fleece blanket in each layette we donate.  Since 2013, we have held six”Blankets for Babies” days where our members and friends come together on one day to cut, pin, sew, iron, and tie fringe on hundreds of adorable fleece blankets.  See photos: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

 

Blankets are also made by various volunteers including scout troops, members and friends.  We thank the Summit Elks lodge #1246 for their support of our fleece blankets via a Beacon Grant.

 

Read more about Blankets for Babies Night at the Elks in 2015,  2016, and 2017.

 

Click here for instructions for making”Blankets for Babies.”


 
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Our 6th Annual Blankets for Babies Day

was a great day of fellowship and fun! The day was made even more special with this year’s outstanding crew of students and adult helpers who braved the rainy, yucky weather.

 

Thanks to all the hard work of the fringers, cutters, sewers, inventory control and knot tiers, we were able to complete 115 Blankets and have 100 more “in progress” blankets to be completed by fringing and tying them at the Elks Club Blankets for Babies Night on March 22nd at 7pm.
This year’s goal is to provide 350 layettes to the free pediatric clinics of area hospitals, with a blanket in each.  We are well on our way to our goal of keeping lots of babies warm!  Thanks again to all who came to help, and for making this day a great success!
To view photos and video from our fun day, check us out on Facebook! Just CLICK HERE

 
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Helping Project Linus

 

Did you know that some pieces of fleece left over after Blankets for Babies were used by Brayton Elementary’s Student Council to make blankets for Project Linus? Our Blankets for Babies chair Theresa Sweeney and Brayton’s Ms. Senko helped students at Brayton make four blankets to send to Project Linus, a non-profit that provides homemade blankets to children in need. Project Linus blankets are lovingly made by adults and children from all walks of life and many different sources.

 
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