Archive for Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

February 16, 2005

I received this letter:

"City Union Mission wishes to thank you and the other ladies for the wonderful contribution of material. The donation was very well-received and we have used it wisely.

Attached are pictures of our first Live Nativity Scene. Our Ladies Auxiliary made the costumes using the material you donated. We have also used the material to tack quilts for the beds at the men's and family centers.

We could never return to you in kind the financial and emotional value of your contribution; we ask that you accept this token of appreciation for your willingness to be a beacon of light to our clients.

May you and the other ladies be blessed for impacting the lives of those at City Union Mission."

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They enclosed two pages of colored pictures of them, all adults, not saying if they were of volunteers or clients, I imagine they were both. The City Union Mission in the background, A beautiful sight.

First we have to thank Janet Gripka for starting the whole thing with all of her late mother's fabric, then all of you who added fabric. Janet had said just give it away, find it a good home, "I just want it to be of some good to some one, to be used," Gripka said.

So Janet:

Like "the snowball rolling," you started a wave, some of us just wanted to get rid of an overload of fabric, those impulse buys we never got made. But what a blessing to others so many times, when we take the time to share.

We sent a van load -- 13 large cartons. Our Good Shepherd also added to our cargo.

Remember now as you sort and pitch to think: "Can someone use this?"

The Mission tells us they never have enough men's shoes or pants. So if you have shoes or pants that still have a lot of wear in them, you can drop them off at the Good Shepherd also.

Thanks again. God bless.

-- Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265 Tonganoxie, 66086; auntnorie@bdc.net

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