Sunday, November 25, 2012

With Sincere Thanks

Two very large boxes arrived via Fed Ex yesterday from the Magnolia Senior Center in Long Beach, NY.  The wonderful women in this group have donated to Marine Corps Kids on several occasions, and their generosity and talented are always inspiring. 

This week's packages were accompanied by the following letter. 

 Please click on the letter to read it.  It is amazing.

The Magnolia Senior Center was damaged during Hurricane Sandy, and many of the members of this group were evacuated from their homes and/or sustained damage.  All the work that they have done all year for Marine Corps Kids, however, was spared from the floods and shipped to us this week. 

Below are just a few photos showing a sampling of the gorgeous gifts made by the ladies.

To see more photos of their work, please view the dedicated photo album on our Facebook page.

Please join me in thanking these women for their amazing donations, and in wishing them and their families well in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Thank you, Christen

These beautiful hats, booties and wash clothes were made and sent in by Christen from Oregon.  They are all so very soft and lovely!

Thank you so much, Christen!  These will be shipped to the babies soon!

Thank you, Lynn

Many thanks to Lynn from Kentucky for sending in another huge box of hats for the babies and the families! 

Over the years Lynn has made thousands (yes Thousands) of hats for the babies! 

Your continued support is so appreciated.

Thank you, Lynn, for all you do!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thank you, Ruth

Another box arrived today from Ruth in Oregon.

In it were 3 double sided train receiving blankets and 4 of these full sized fleece afghans!

The receiving blankets are just precious and will be on their way to the babies soon.  The full sized blankets are a perfect reminder that the holiday season is just a month away, and we will be sending gifts, not just for the babies, but for the older kids and parents too.  I know that the families who receive these adorable afghans will enjoy snuggling up together under them this winter!

Thank you, Ruth, for your continued support!

Thank you, Debbie

Debbie from Oregon has been very busy sewing for the babies!!

Today a large box arrived with 10 fleece receiving blankets and 8 amazing quilts!  I just love all the bright colors and soft fabrics!

Thank you so much, Debbie. These will be on their way to the families soon!

Thank you, Martha

Today a box arrived from Martha in Oklahoma.

In it were these  two absolutely gorgeous crocheted sets.

Thank you so very much, Martha!  These will be cherished by the families who receive them!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thank you from our Friends in Wisconsin!

Our wonderful group of crafters in Wisconsin have been very busy making more gifts for the kids!

Karen made these receiving blankets, burp clothes and scarves.  They are all so soft and cozy!!!

Janet made these adorable hats, 3 pairs of booties, 2 scarves and 4 bracelets for the older kids.

These doll quilts and blankets were made by Lori, but I can see them being useful for newborns as well.

Thank you ladies, for all you do for Marine Corps Kids!!

Thank you, Lynsey!

These sweet hats and mitts arrived this week from Lynsey in Kentucky!

Thank you so much Lynsey for supporting our military families with these lovely gifts!  They will be packed up and on their way to the kids soon!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thank you Deb!

Today I received 7 gorgeous crocheted blankets from Deb in Palm Springs, CA.

These blankets are each so unique and beautiful.  I love all the colors and textures that were used, and I know that the moms who receive them will be delighted!  Thank you so much, Deb!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Thank you, Ruth!

Ruth from Silverton, Oregon is so generous with her donations to Marine Corps Kids, and we are so grateful for all she does!

This week two boxes arrived with gifts from Ruth.

This shipment included 8 two sided receiving blankets.  Four holiday themed fleece blankets, an adorable duck quilt and 4 of the big Holiday Dog blankets that some of the older children will flip over!

Thank you so much Ruth for all that you do!