Thursday, March 2, 2017

A Charity Spree, Thanks to Auto Connections of Bellevue

Yesterday, Katie's Comforters Guild members Sue H. and Mary R. made a trip to JoAnn Fabrics to shop during a BIG sale. Their mission was to spend a portion of a wonderfully generous donation which we have received from Auto Connections of Bellevue.

Auto Connections of Bellevue has a charitable giving program, about which you may have read in this article, featured in 425 Business Magazine's November 2016 issue. Auto Connections of Bellevue has designated Katie's Comforters Guild as one of its three charities in the program, a fact which we deeply appreciate. The donation to our guild for 2016 amounted to $2,500!

Sue recently checked the Seattle Children's Hospital website, and found a request for flannel blankets on this page:
The page details many other needs of the hospital, so feel free to check it out, if you are interested! One of the giving programs that the hospital features is called "Operation Gift Card," which you can read about here:
These are truly helpful to families who may be far from home, and dealing with the concerns and upheavals that come with a child's illness. Often, finances become strained during this kind of crisis, which adds another layer of worry.

Now, back to the shopping spree. Sue and Mary found super discounts as they shopped for quilting fabric and flannel. Along the way, they met two employees of JoAnn Fabrics who helped them, and gave them permission to share these photos of the great shopping ($229) and saving ($500) spree:
Sue at the cutting table
Heidi and Sue
Mike shows the final tally
Sue with a FULL cart!
THANK YOU, Sue & Mary! We are so grateful to you and the Sew 'n' Sews for your help in choosing and gathering materials, as well as sewing quilts and blankets to bring comfort to patients at Seattle Children's Hospital.

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