This week has been crazy busy. Rather than hosting a single Sew-a-Thon Day, we’ve had a full week of activity! My dear friend Melissa Clark and I helped with 5 different DfG Events all in one week. I think we had about 500 women and young ladies involved in these events. Also special thanks this week to Peggy Showalter and Heather Maxwell in Bountiful and Julie Treadwell in Kaysville (Mountain Green Event) who had events up north. We are grateful to Celeste Lewis, my sis-in-law in Alpine, Jean Edwards in Lehi, Addie Fuhriman in Draper, Kristin Timms in Lindon, and Chantal Thompson in Spanish Fork who helped organize and host events in their neighborhoods. Our dear friend Christine Chappell hosted her own party in Heber and made about 600 shields with friends and neighbors. She posted the photos below of her work. Chapter Leader Melissa Phillippi serged 450 bags. Lois Knutsen in Payson and Cathy Monson in Orem and their friends traced 1000s of PUL and shield pieces to be cut. Becca Kayne from Provo delivered 40 finished kits! Carol Crosby from Salt Lake dropped off a carload of donations, and even our dear friends in Vernal delivered a large bag full of finished pockets. Then yesterday to top things off, the UPS man brought 28 large boxes of flannel we found on a killer sale at Marshall’s Dry Goods in Arkansas. My home and my heart are overflowing with DfG Goodness!
Everywhere we go, we meet amazing women who are excited and so happy to help. I am sometimes quite speechless at the kindness and generosity of the women we meet. I hope every single girl who receives a DfG kit feels the love that goes into every single part and piece.
Thanks to each of you who has contributed and helped this week. The donations have poured in, the love has spread, and we’ve made so many new friends who want to continue helping. I am finding it hard to sleep at night as I think about all the goodness that surrounds me. Thank you, everyone!