FOR THE LOVE OF PEYTON BLANKET PARTY

FOR THE LOVE OF PEYTON BLANKET PARTY

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Connie's Cookies For Blankets

We'd like to share a story about some of our amazing volunteers, two sisters, Gloria and Connie and their family.

We asked Gloria to tell us about Connie's unique fundraising idea for our "fleece fund" (money we put 100% toward the purchase of fleece, so that on the night of the For the Love of Peyton Blanket party, after you've made the blanket from the fleece you so generously brought, you can help us make even more).

Gloria told us "People have interesting lives - my sister Connie did foster care for a number of years and would get babies directly from the hospital.  The mothers were drug addicts and thus the babies were as well.  The babies would sleep a great deal for the first two weeks and then couldn't sleep due to withdrawal.

They generally arrived with a fleece blanket that she said, even at that age provided a lot of comfort.  She also said that most children arriving would have these fleece blankets they had received when they were removed from their parents, and often that is all they arrived with.

 

So, my sister knows the value of these blankets.

 

Connie is nearly blind but she can bake cookies.  She came up with the idea to just take donations for the cookies at the family gathering.  Would you believe she made 70+ dozen!  It was a good project for her and she was grateful to donate to the blanket project, which has meaning to her."

Gloria and Connie, we are also very grateful to you for doing this and to your whole family for getting involved.  Thank you! 

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