Sunday, April 11, 2010
How do small organizations raise funds for their service projects? The good old fashioned Bake Sale. We are able to do so much with the money we make. Our Guild, with 24 members, makes hats and blankets for well babies, as well as for those that do not survive. We make sachet hearts that are a keepsake for Moms that lose a baby. These items go to 4 local hospitals. We make pillowcases for children with life threatening illness. We designed and make angel charms for the local Mental Health Center, and support their Day Center with art supplies, food items for their pantry and gifts for the holidays. We purchased pillows, sheets and blankets for 18 beds for their residential apartments. We knit and crochet prayer shawls that are presented to those facing illness, or to comfort those in crisis. Our oldest service project is purchasing fabric and cutting bears for a program that has handmade bears in every ambulance and fire pumper in Chicago. I am so proud to be a part of this generous group, women who make a difference with their time and talents. And it all starts at a bake sale. Buy the chocolate and peanut butter chip cookies, they're delicious, and for a good cause.