Friday, 8 October 2010

Pay It Forward: Comforters for Siloam Mission Finale

A whole week has gone by and I just realized that I haven't blogged about our trip to Siloam Mission to drop off the 10 comforters that I handmade in September. Ooops! It's been a long, rough week.

Anyway, on October 1st (last Friday) we did actually get enough energy to haul all the comforters upstairs. I had them stored in the spare room all month. The pile was huge!

Both children had colds and fevers, so we weren't sure we were going to be able to go at all. But on Friday afternoon they seemed to be feeling a bit better. We decided to make a short trip to Siloam and then go out for Friday family dinner.

I tried to fit all the comforters into the trunk of the car. That didn't work because we couldn't fit the stroller in there. Little did I know that we didn't actually use the stroller that day, so it would have been fine to leave it at home. Oh well. I got the remaining comforters into the back seat with the kids.

We arrived and brought all the comforters in. I answered a few questions and met some wonderful people who make the lives of so many people so much better.

Here we are all posey with the comforters. Notice how tired the children look. They are finally starting to feel better today - a week later (although Lane has developed another fever tonight, so we'll see).

I'm sure Siloam will find a way to best use all 10 comforters. I heard mention that they might keep a couple of them for the Christmas season when parents are invited in to "shop" for their children. I think they would make excellent and warm Christmas presents. :D

I want to extend a special thanks again to the friends who helped me make these comforters with their kind donations and encouragement and the staff at Siloam for their support and encouragement as well. There will be some warm people in Winnipeg's inner city this season thanks to you!


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Lovely family:)

Modred Vintage said...

I hope your kids are better and thanks for the post.

Jennwith4 said...

Great job I'm sure a lot of people will be happy and warmer this winter!