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Old 07-10-2009, 02:17 PM   #1
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2 More Questions!! Press Release for Oddball Blankets
I'm so excited!
Next Monday, I'm taking two of our large Oddball Blankets to be donated to the domestic violence shelter for children and adolescents in Monroe, North Carolina. They have asked me to provide information for a press release about our Oddball Blankets!

So, I am asking for input from those of you who have worked on the large Oddball Blankets with me.

If you want to help answer any of the questions, please reply to this discussion by Saturday, July 11th, 2009 (tomorrow)!

1) What motivated you to create the blanket for our agency and our Rape Crisis Children’s Advocacy program?

2) Why was it important for you and the knitters to come together and make this special blanket for our agency?

3) What do you feel each knitter was able to add to this blanket?

4) Describe the symbolic meaning behind this blanket and what message you hope it conveys?

5) How do you hope this blanket will touch a child’s life?

6) How do you hope this blanket will provide comfort to a child who receives assistance from our Monroe office?

7) What message would you like the public to know about this endeavor and why it’s important to give back to the community and help non-profits like UFS?

8) Is there anything you’d like to add?

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Old 07-10-2009, 04:35 PM   #2
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Sandy,
I didn't help on those blankets, but I just wanted to say Congratulations! It's wonderful that the blankets and knitters are going to be recognized in this way. I looked at the photos of the blankets and they are beautiful! It takes a lot of dedication to knit for, and organize such a big project.

I hope you'll be able to post the press release once it comes out. I'd love to read it, and look forward to seeing what the knitters say in response to the questions - there are some good ones being asked!
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:07 PM   #3
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Thanks yarncharmer!

I agree that the questions are very good. I have a few more questions from them that were directed to just myself. But, I wanted to get some input from the other knitters on these particular questions.

I will definitely post the press release when it's available.
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:31 PM   #4
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Wow! Wow! Wow!

That's all I can say, at least for the moment!

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I'm sure that you'll answer the questions just fine, but for me, I joined the project because it was a neat thing to be involved in something with another group of like-minded people. We all have a heart for giving.

I think the blanket is symbolic because just as it took many hands to complete it, it takes everyone pitching in...helping each other...in a world filled with sorrow.

I know that as I worked on one of the blankets, I remember thinking how safe and warm I felt beneath it. It's my hope that the recipients will feel a sense of security as well and know that there are people who care.

I think the message that knitting for charity sends to the community is that we all have talents. Put them together, and we can have an impact on the world. Sure, our few blankets might not seem to make a huge difference in the world at large, but to touch even one life means that our efforts accomplished something.

Sandy, thanks for all you do. By organizing these blankets, you've given us all the direction we needed. One idea...many hands...a wonderful thing indeed.

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How nice that they are asking questions! Makes you feel like they are really appreciative and interested in what we all do!
Way to go!
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For me, I joined to knit for charity b/c we don't have a lot of money to give to charity. In my eyes, knitting is sharing my talent with someone else. I'm able to give back by simply using what God gave me, my two hands, time, love and patiences. I think it just goes to show you don't have to have money to find a way to give back.

I hope the blanket will encase someone and make them feel all the love, warmth, prayers and security they might not have. I'm hoping it will change the life of a young person for the better.

It's amazing to me what just the gift of love and friendship can do for someone that has had it so hard. Maybe it will inspire them to "pay it forward" when the time is right for them!

There's my two cents! Thank you for allowing me to be part of this project, as well as all of the other projects you have inspired here at knittinghelp.com. I know many people and animals have been touched through all of these projects. It doesn't take money to make a difference in the world, just love.

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Thank you all for your encouragement, and a special thanks to auburnchick and Secksiebrat for the answers you've shared!
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Today, I scanned all the pages of the journals that will be going with the two Oddball Lapghans tomorrow.

You can read all the entries here!
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Wow! I know that was a lot of work to scan all of those pages! Thank you for taking the time to do so. I enjoyed reading about each knitter's experiences!
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