Hi Friends,

Saturday’s Blanket Day was terrific!  We had a large turnout with 88
blanketeers and 76 university students coming to help with blankets for
local children.  We now have 500 new blankets ready to give to children in
need in the New River Valley.  Thanks to all who made the day successful!

In case you haven’t heard our 2016 statistics, we had 897 blankets donated
to our chapter and gave out 639 blankets to children and agencies in the
last quarter.  In all of 2016, 2,441 blankets were donated locally to
comfort children of all ages.  Since our chapter began in June 2000, we
have given away 33,467 blankets!

Thanks to all of our wonderful blanketeers for helping us kick off 2017 in
amazing fashion!  Mark your calendars for June 10 when we will gather again!


Penny Sweet