Friday, August 15, 2008

Generosity out and back

One of the activities at this month's meeting was a raffle to benefit the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children. Becky is the committee chair for raffles. She also got help from Susan. Together, they did a great job setting up tables full of goodies. There were many donations to the raffle. Notable among them was yarn from the Yarn Grove, including some Himalaya silk that drew many chances indeed. Other yarns included Joslyn's Fiber Farm, Lorna's Laces, Jitterbug, and Paca-Peds (see photo above). At 50 cents per chance, the guild raised almost $200 to donate to the shelter. Additionally, guild members donated clothing, household goods, and school supplies. It took two car trips -- one from Diana and one from Debra -- to get all the donated goods down to the shelter the following morning. Many thanks to the Yarn Grove, Becky, Susan, Diana, Debra, and all the guild members who donated items or bought chances in the raffle. Your generosity is helping women and children here in Atlanta get their lives back together and get themselves back on the right track.

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