2007 was a year of amazing growth at Warm The World.
1047 afghans were donated, which was a 37% increase over 2006.
2754 hats/scarves were donated, which was a 46% increase over 2006.
121 volunteers joined Warm The World in 2007, which was 39% growth!
There are currently volunteers in 35 states and 251 in our home state of Colorado.
Thank you to our 308 volunteers who make everything possible! For an overview of the everything you donated in 2007, click here.
An email arrived at Warm The World recently that touched all of us and the sender of the email has given us permission to share it here:
To: Nan Sullivan (founder of Warm The World)
Subject: hexagon blanket
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 06:36:59 -0500
I’m writing to thank you for your Christmas card because it caused
me to check out your website again. Imagine my surprise and profound
pleasure to see the afghan that was created out of my mother’s
colorful flower hexagon pieces! It was all the way at the bottom of
the “our blog” page and my sister in law and I both cried when we saw
Please thank the talented and creative soul who completed it. I
feel truly touched and blessed by this act of kindness. I know this
afghan will be put to some good use but please let her know that she
has crocheted a double gift of kindness, to the receiver of the
blanket and also to us, it does my heart good to see my mother’s work
so beautifully appreciated.
May God continue to bless all of you in the caring work you do. To
paraphrase the author Tracy Kidder, people like you and the people
that work with you are a part of the “conspiracy of innocence”, it’s
made up of people who can never fully know the good they’ve done.
It’s what makes the world go round!
Have a happy, healthy, and holy new year!
To see this beautiful blanket, click here and scroll to the end of post.
Thanks to Denise (owner of the Creative Cloth Closet in Canon City) and the Community Sewing Group that meets at her store, Warm The World was able to donate four quilts to The Wounded Warrior Battalion at Camp Pendleton in California.
This is an in patient treatment facility for soldiers with serious injuries received in Iraq and Afghanistan. Each soldier that checks into the facility receives a quilt of their own to have while they are there and they take with them when they leave.
Here are the quilts that were created by the Community Sewing Group:
Don’t forget about our monthly meetings on the third Saturday of every month. You can also contact us by leaving a comment on this blog or emailing wtwfounder at gmail dot com. If you prefer to talk to a real, live person, you can do so by dialing 1-888-838-3044.