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Special Announcement:

A kind neighbor has come forward with an interest in sponsoring four fleece blanket projects by providing the supplies to a few interested families. If you, or a child you know, might like to participate and would benefit from a fleece donation, contact Lauren (lauren.ginger@gmail.com). First come, first served. Please email Lauren by January 18.

My Very Own Bed:

Fleece Blanket Drive

Please drop off completed blankets on Tuesday, February 16 or Friday, February 19 at the St. Anthony Park Elementary Main Office doors in the boxes provided.

 

We are partnering with My Very Own Bed, a local non-profit that provides new beds to children in families who have recently moved out of homelessness into more stable housing in the Twin Cities. These blankets you make will accompany a new twin bed, sheets, pillow, mattress pad, and stuffed animal.

 

You can be a part of providing a comfortable new bed to kids who need one. To learn more: www.myveryownbed.org/ My Very Own Bed realizes that for a kid, a bed is more than a piece of furniture. It’s a place to bounce, to launch superhero flights, and ultimately a comfortable place to snuggle under the covers for a good night’s rest. Adequate sleep directly impacts kids’ physical and mental health and enhances their focus and learning at school. Kids also benefit from having a place to call their own; it increases their responsibility and independence.

 

If you have questions, please contact: Lauren (lauren.ginger@gmail.com), Anita (akord01@gmail.com), or Bekah (bekahwagner507@gmail.com)

Instructions for Fleece No-Sew Blankets:

Material needed:
● scissors
● 2 pieces of at least 58 x 90 inch fleece (the wider the better – needs to cover a twin-sized bed)

 

Instructions:
1. Place the 2 pieces of fleece so that they completely overlap. The “bad” side of each piece should be facing each other.

2. Cutting through both layers, cut a 4-inch square out of each corner

3. Cut slits along all 4 sides that are about 1-inch wide and 4 inches long. Make the cuts as even as you can, to create similar size fringes along each side.

4. Tie the individual fringes together - top layer fringe to bottom layer fringe - using double knots. The knots should be fairly loose to avoid a “bowl” effect.

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