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Fleece Blankets – New England Center and Home for Veterans

October 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 31, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

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In-office project to support the New England Center for Homeless Veterans.

ABOUT OUR BENEFICIARY

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.

ACTIVITY

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.

MATERIALS

  • Fleece
  • Scissors

DIRECTIONS

  1. Line up the two layers of fabric and trim to equal size.
  2. Cut a 5-inch square from each of the four corners.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Knot the complete perimeter of the blanket.

Details

Start:
October 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am
End:
October 31, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Venue

Your office

One Comments

  • Barbara Mugford-Donahue 13 / 10 / 2016 Reply

    Hi,

    I work for State Street at the Boston, 1 Lincoln Street location, and was wondering if someone had already reached out to you about setting up a volunteer event here at our location? This is the first time that I have looked into setting up a volunteer event, so I am not sure what the process is. I know that we have to get internal approval, but I wasn’t sure what needs to be done on your side.

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