Thursday, July 26, 2012

Service Opportunity

Dear Sisters of Spokane North Stake,

There is a charitable organization based in Spokane and working in developing countries called Partnering for Progress. The mission of Partnering for Progress is to help provide access to health care, education, sanitation, and clean water for residents in developing countries. Their goal is to enable communities to break the long-standing cycle of poverty and poor health. The inspiration for Partnering for Progress began in June of 2007 when Dr. Michael Mainer, Stacey Mainer ARNP, Sandy Ivers and her son Nick Ivers traveled to Kopanga, Kenya for volunteer medical work. They have made numerous trips back and plan to return this October. Many of the people served by the clinic are pregnant women and new mothers. There is a great need for receiving blankets for these infants. We arebaby-blankets hoping to provide some blankets for them to take this fall when they return to Africa.

If you would like to be involved in this worthwhile cause, you can. You would need to provide the material yourself and sew the blankets. The blankets need to be:

  • 31”x31” finished size (hemmed or serged)
  • Single thickness if flannel – they are going to a hot climate
  • Double thickness if cotton

The blankets will be collected by Sunday, October 7.

Thank you. If you have any questions you may call:

Sue Anderson 466-1939 or Nancy Parsons 465-0261

We will have this information in the notebooks on Sunday along with a small sheet you can take with the blanket specifications.

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