Friday, April 30, 2010

Thank you, Diane!!!

I just received a package from Diane in Ohio. In it was 28 of Diane's great quilted balls and some store bought board books.

I have no idea how these balls are made - it seems very complicated to me, but I just love them. They are so bright and colorful, and just perfect for tiny hands to grab!

The balls and the books will soon be on there way to Camp Miramar where 24 newborns are awaiting gifts.

Thank you, Diane, for your continued support!!!

Care Packages on their way

Thanks to some recent donations, I just packed up 13 gifts for newborns at Camp Pendleton.

I still need to make packages for 24 babies at Camp Miramar.

Thank you to everyone who wrote that they are crafting to help fill these needs. We need blankets, booties, bibs, sweaters and toys.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A good start

Thank you to all who have contacted me about sending donations! It's a great start to fulfilling our needs!! Everything we receive allows us to send more care packages for the newborns!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Calling all Crafters!!

I need your help!

I just got notice of 38 newborns, and I don't have gifts to send to all of them. I have hats, but nothing else. If you have the time and means to craft for Marine Corps Kids, your donations are needed.

We need blankets, bibs, booties, toys - anything you would like to send will be forwarded to the babies.

We have expanded our efforts to several more Marine bases, so our ongoing needs will continue to be high.

Please help by continuing to support our military families!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Thank you, Pauline!

Pauline from Oregon made 6 baby blankets for Marine Corps Kids.

I can't show you the blankets because they all arrived gift wrapped for the families, but Pauline's work is beautiful, and I know that these blankets will be cherished.

Thank you, Pauline!

Thank you, Lynn!!

Lynn from Arizona mailed in another box of her great baby and toddle hats.
Thank you Lynn for these and all the great hats you've made for Marine Corps Kids!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Spotlight on Marine Corps Kids

An article about Marine Corps Kids was published at Associated Content. Check is out here.

If you are a die-hard crafter, you have discovered that sometimes your creativity is the source of an overabundance: of supplies, pattern books, and finished projects. One way to deal with this abundance is to
become part of a crafting charity. Many crafters are familiar with the idea of creating caps for chemo patients or scarves for the homeless. Marine Corps Kids has a different and unique focus on how crafting can help others...