APPLAUSE: Community comes through with blankets

NANAIMO – Close to 400 blankets distributed to organizations helping the less fortunate.

To the Editor,

The Nanaimo Chapter of Blankets for Canada had another successful year in 2012.

We delivered 373 blankets to various organizations in the city including the Nanaimo Women’s Centre, 7-10 Club, Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Society, Crisis Pregnancy Centre and Christmas hamper programs.  (The full list would be too long.)

Many women, men, children and babies were warmed by colourful blankets, thanks to the nimble fingers of our many volunteer knitters and crocheters.

We couldn’t do this without the help of the ladies who crocheted or sewed hundreds of donated squares together and those who gave us yarn.

We also thank Michaels Arts and Crafts Store and Volunteer Nanaimo for collecting squares and the Nanaimo News Bulletin for publicizing our efforts.

For further information, please call 250-758-5363 or 250-716-2177.

Charlene Petersen

Nanaimo Chapter

Blankets for Canada