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5th Annual Blanket Drive Party

  • Nov 16, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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It's that time of year again, for our annual blanket drive.  This will be our 5th year in a row to collect $$$, blankets (new or used) and such for the less fortunate , and smaller items for the Humane Society.

For those of you not here the past 4 years, let me explain further.  We collect blankets, sleeping bags, comforters, quilts, etc for a homeless shelter, and for  homeless people with no shelter,  and we also collect smaller items for the Humane Society to use to put in the bottom of the kennels.  These smaller items include old throw rugs, sheets, pillowcases, larger towels, etc, anything you think that would work for a kennel liner.

We have a party to collect all these items.  Robin B. has offered up her home in Avondale for a 4th year in a row.  The address gets sent out to YES rsvps the Friday before the party.  All established members (ones we have previously met in public) are invited to a BYOBeverage-finger food appetizer party.  Please note what you are bringing finger-food wise,  so its easier for us not to duplicate one another.

There is plenty of time to get "established" before the party, all you newbies!  Anybody can bring anything, anytime to any organizer at any event before the collection party if you won't make it to the party.

Our first year I took our blankets to a homeless shelter in Tucson, the 2nd year Larry and I took them to a church's homeless facility, and Kim C. took them to a homeless children's center the 3rd year.  Robin took them to a homeless shelter last year, and has offered to do that again this year. Kathy Ryan has taken the Humane Society items every year.  Thank you all!

Any questions, please email me through the site.  God Bless You and a big Thank You in advance!  Laura

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  • Laura P.

    I put an extra blanket on my bed this morning, and said to myself, "Oh my, Robin and I couldn't have timed this better, weather-wise." Many thanks go out to the people who made this possible. To date, we are up to 169 blankets, and will be accepting them up through the Hump Day before Thanksgiving. Thanks to Robin for opening up her home so we could congregate there and gather up the blankets. Thanks to Kim, Brad, Barry , Kathy Ryan, and Candy for transporting them to and fro. Thanks to Robin for getting them distributed, and to Kathy for making the trip to the Humane Society. Thanks to Gary for his cash donation. Thanks to the following people who brought blankets last night. I hope already remembered to mention all of you who brought them previously, before the actual party in other postings. Thanks to Bob, Carole, Candy, Linda L., Brenda, Chuck, Berdie, Kathy R., Carl, Dennis, Mary, Robin, Deni, Kathy C., Chris C., Barry, and Midge. My apologies to anyone I missed.

    November 17, 2013

    • Midge B.

      Thanks, Laura, for coordinating such a worthwhile. Can you imagine being out on the streets without a blanket to keep warm on cold nights.

      November 19, 2013

  • deni z.

    You have a lovely house,love that kitchen,so nice to have met you and I had a nice time,even though I,m not a card player...deni

    November 17, 2013

  • Kim C

    Thank you for hosting again this year Robin. Great party! Lots of blankets, fun, laughter & Great friends!

    November 16, 2013

  • Kim C

    If you still don't have the address, text me and I can text it to you. [masked]

    November 16, 2013

    • Kim C

      Oops. [masked]

      November 16, 2013

  • Laura P.

    Thanks to Denise for the blankets you gave me at the Halloween party last night! Thanks to Debbie and Bob for the promises of some! This Saturday is Goodwill Saturday 50% off? Does anybody know that for a fact? Please post a comment! Bring your donations to any Meetup before the party, if you don't plan on attending.

    November 3, 2013

    • Chris C.

      Yes, today IS 50% off Saturday. I got some awesome blankets there today!

      November 16, 2013

  • Chris C.

    I hope it's OK if I bring a large bowl of macaroni salad -- freshly made.

    November 16, 2013

  • Laura P.

    An email was sent out with the address. If you still did not get it, please call me at[masked]-8889. Thank you, Laura

    November 16, 2013

  • Linda L.

    Me either

    November 16, 2013

  • Dennis J. D.

    I never got the address to Robins house

    November 16, 2013

  • Judy M

    I can't make it after all, so I'll bring my blankets to pool on Friday to give to you Laura.

    November 13, 2013

  • Laura P.

    I'm bringing cheese and fruit for my finger food appetizer selection.

    November 12, 2013

  • Laura P.

    Hi Midge, both sleeping bags and warm blankets are wonderful for this blanket drive. Thank you.

    November 11, 2013

  • Midge B.

    Do you also accept a sleeping bag....or warm coats?

    1 · November 11, 2013

  • Robin

    Way to go Kathy!! Lets see if we can beat that 150 we had one year!!

    October 20, 2013

  • Laura P.

    Yeah Kathy! What is it you can't cheerleader? Lol.
    One year we got 150 blankets. You need not be present at the party to donate items. The party is in Avondale.

    October 20, 2013

  • KATHY

    OK 39ERS LETS HELP GET SOME WARMTH GOING OUT THERE WITH THE BLANKET DRIVE TO BEAT ALL BLANKET DRIVES.........WE ARE STRIVING FOR 39 X 2........... OR 39 X 3...... OR 39 X 4............ WE CAN DO IT....!!!!!

    October 20, 2013

15 went

  • Laura P.
    Established member, HUMP DAY HOST, POOL HOST, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Robin
    Established Member /Fun table Camerawoman,
    Event Host
  • Candace S. M.
    Established Member, ,Trivia Host, Naughty Gurl, Assistant Organizer
  • Brad C.
    Established member, Event Host, "Squirrel"
  • KATHY
    Established Member, Head Cheerleader
  • Kathy R.
    Established member, Little Bit
  • Chris C.
    Established member
  • deni z.
    Established member
  • Linda L.
    Established member
  • Kim C
    Established member, TRIVIA HOST, Assistant Organizer
  • Dennis J. D. +1
    Established member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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