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EVERY ITEM WE RECEIVE IS SHARED ON FACEBOOK.  HERE ARE SOME RECENTLY POSTED PHOTOS...


WHERE WE STAND ON OUR INVENTORY:

We're actually doing pretty good with all our sizes and colors right now, but perusing through the supply on hand, it looks like we could use more blues and reds.  Make the size you enjoy most.  If we're running short of one size or the other, we will be sure to put the word out.  Thank you all for always checking here to see our particular needs. 

WHERE WE STAND ON OUR INVENTORY: We're actually doing pretty good with all our sizes and colors right now, but looking through the supply on hand, it looks like we can use a few more greens, blues and reds.  Make the size you enjoy most.  If we're running short of one size or the other, we will be sure to put the word out.  Thank you all for always checking here to see our particular needs.   

GREAT THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES

3RD QUARTER 2016 CONTEST

Our 3rd quarter contest came about because of 3 kind and generous people.  First, the President of Osgoode Marley, Mike Murphy, donated 6 little purple pouches.  Second, Maggie Dykzeul, owner of Figgy15 created 6 adorable sets of custom stitch markers for us.  Finally Barbra La Bosco, owner of All About The Buttons, created these darling custom tape measures for us.   We're throwing in a bent tip tapestry needle for weaving in ends, along with a little sleeve to keep it in.  This contest is full of some fun accessories.  Every person who knits or crochets something for us through September 30, 2016 will have their name entered into the drawing to win.  A big thank you to Mike, Maggie and Barbra for their wonderful donations to this fun contest.

Our 3rd quarter contest came about because of 3 kind and generous people.  First, the President of Osgoode Marley, Mike Murphy, donated 6 little purple pouches.  Second, Maggie Dykzeul, owner of Figgy15 created 6 adorable sets of custom stitch markers for us.  Finally Barbra La Bosco, owner of All About The Buttons, created these darling custom tape measures for us.   We're throwing in a bent tip tapestry needle for weaving in ends, along with a little sleeve to keep it in.  This contest is full of some fun accessories.  Every person who knits or crochets something for us through September 30, 2016 will have their name entered into the drawing to win.  A big thank you to Mike, Maggie and Barbra for their wonderful donations to this fun contest.


Meet Ruby - one of the many amazing people we are fortunate to visit with on our deliveries.

 

Alice's Embrace is a non-profit organization devoted to providing hand-knit and hand-crocheted prayer shawls and lap blankets to those suffering from Alzheimer's disease.  We seek volunteers to knit and crochet the patterns that we have created.  Through the loving hands of many generous and talented people, this endeavor will help warm, comfort, and soothe these folks facing the daily challenges of the disease.


what we've been hearing:

From an Activity Coordinator:  "Thank you!!  We were so glad to have you!  Everyone is still talking about the blankets and most of them are still wearing them."

From an item contributor:  "I have searched so long to find easy, pretty shawl patterns and here you are!"

From the daughter of a recipient:  "Thank you so much for visiting my mom at Sierra Ridge and giving her a choice of a knitted throw. She loves it and the joy that you gave to everyone there is priceless! Thank you!  You two touched my heart yesterday. So I downloaded a pattern, went to Michael's and started working on one to return the favor. Will let you know when done. Nice TV project. Thx again!"

From an item and monetary donor:  "I love seeing your pictures on Facebook showing all the joy and comfort you bring to so many.  Thank you so much for all you do." 

From a Life Enrichment Director:  "What a wonderful experience it was to have you over yesterday. Thanks!! It was so heart warming to see residents with their blankets today. Some residents are particularly attached to their shawl or blanket and carry it with them everywhere. It has brought our community lots of love and joy.  Thanks to you and all your knitters."

From an Employee Wellness Director:  "It was a privilege to observe Alice’s Embrace in action today.  Beaming smiles decorated so many participants as they were draped with beautiful and original blankets." 

From a recipient:  "What you are doing is very noble.  Your cup will be overflowing with blessings as you are blessing me and the others."

From a LVN - Director of Memory Support:  "Such a special day, thank you again for putting big smiles on our residents' faces today."

From an Alice's Embrace fan:  "I just want to tell you I look forward to your newsletter.  The smiles on their faces are beautiful.  What a beautiful bunch of angels you are!"

From an Alice's Embrace knitter:  "What a great newsletter - filled with so many interesting things to think about, and of course, those folks out there that pick one of those shawls or lap blankets - all folks with such great stories."

From a STITCHES West 2016 attendee while he stood in the Alice's Embrace booth:  "I really don't need anything.  I came here to be inspired and I found it right here."

From a caregiver at a memory care facility:  "Just seeing all of them in the gathering room with their gifts is so wonderful.  When I saw the particular item on each resident, I knew that the gift chosen, was perfect for them.  Not only are they receiving these special items, but the ones they had on were completely perfect for their personalities."

Alice's Embrace has teamed up with Amazon in their Amazon Smile program.  If you click the link above, you will add us as the charity you support and we will receive a donation for each purchase.  Please consider doing this... every little bit helps.  So far in 2016, we have received over $100!!  That is pretty awesome for not having to do anything except to ask you to sign up.  Thank you so much for taking the moment to do this to help us!

Alice's Embrace has teamed up with Amazon in their Amazon Smile program.  If you click the link above, you will add us as the charity you support and we will receive a donation for each purchase.  Please consider doing this... every little bit helps.  So far in 2016, we have received over $100!!  That is pretty awesome for not having to do anything except to ask you to sign up.  Thank you so much for taking the moment to do this to help us!


THE COMPLETE STORY BEHIND

ALICE'S EMBRACE TOLD HERE:

Diane Lewis, Alice's Embrace Founder, had the opportunity to tell her story on Maria Shriver's Website - please take a look by clicking on the picture of Maria.