In-office project to support the New England Center for Homeless Veterans.
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The New England Center for Homeless Veterans (NECHV) , founded in 1989, is one of the Nation’s largest private resource providers to homeless Veterans of every era who face challenges and are at-risk of homelessness.NECHV offers an array of services that enable success, reintegration, meaningful employment and independent living.
In small groups, volunteers will make fleece blankets to be distributed to individuals in need during the cold, Boston winter. Nearly 200 people in the City of Boston sleep on the streets each night. These blankets will be distributed to shelters to ensure homeless individuals can stay warm during the cold season.
- Line up the two layers of fabric and trim to equal size.
- Cut a 5-inch square from each of the four corners.
- Cut fringe on all four sides of the blanket. Cut through both layers of fabric at the same time. Fringe pieces should be a little wider than the width of your finger. Cut in from the edge 5 inches.
- Leave your blanket laying flat on the surface, with all fringes lined up. Tie your knots just like you would if tying off a balloon! You can also tie a knot like you would make with a shoe lace. That kind of knot will be easier if your hands are arthritic.
- Knot the complete perimeter of the blanket.