Friday, July 11, 2014

Yelm Middle School, Part II

Do you remember THIS posting about the Yelm Middle School fleece blanket project? Here is a happy follow-up to that posting.

A couple of students from YMS have been treated at Seattle Children's Hospital, so when I sent the funds from our guild to help pay for the fleece which the class would make into blankets, I also included a copy of my book, "Because of Katie." I thought it might help the students and staff to understand what their friends were experiencing.

We received a sweet note from the staff members in charge of the project, Bethany and Jen. Here is what they said:
"Dear Karen,
Jen and I wanted to thank you so much for your generosity toward our project. Your knowledge you shared in your book and generosity from the guild helped many of our students and staff members. Jen and I are planning to repeat the project next year -- we've already started accumulating more fleece (and watching for the 70% off sales). We love watching the students give back to to others their age and loved giving N. an opportunity to help others at the hospital too.
Thank you so much for everything you do.
--Bethany and Jen"
This lovely note was accompanied by a signed photo of the class with their fleece blankets. It made my day!Thank you again, Yelm Middle School staff and students!
We can't show the photo of the students (for privacy reasons), but you can see their lovely messages
If you know of a school or group who would like to make blankets to donate to Seattle Children's Hospital's patients through Katie's Comforters Guild, please contact me here, on our facebook page or at KARENLBORENatYAHOOdotCOM.

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