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Charity Committee Project Donations for 2006

In 2006 we donated the following items to aid our community...
Bedford Hospice - 30 bears, 5 quilts
Carilion Franklin Memorial Emergency Dept. - 20 bears
CASA Lynchburg - 4 bears
Franklin County Family Resource Center - 10 quilts
Franklin County Foster Care (Social Services) - 60 bears, 4 knitted hats, 2 baby outfits, 5 knitted baby sweaters, 2 filled stockings
Franklin County Hospice - 26 quilts, 12 bears
Franklin County Sheriff's Office - 20 Bears
Franklin County Step, Inc. (Head Start) - 19 quilts, 12 bears, 37 knitted hats, 47 pair of mittens, 15 knitted scarves, 80 empty Christmas stockings
Moneta Volunteer Rescue Squad - 20 bears
New Life Birth Center (for silent Auction in Rocky Mt.) - 1 quilt
Rocky Mount Police Department - 24 bears
Harvest Outreach of Rustburg (via Melissa Hizy) - 17 empty Christmas stockings

Total Items Donated in 2006
202 bears
61 quilts
41 knitted hats
47 pair of mittens
15 knitted scarves
5 knitted baby sweaters
2 baby outfits
2 filled Christmas stockings
97 empty Christmas stockings


 Some of the thank you notes we received throughout the year...

From Elizabeth Little, Franklin County Social Services:

"The delightful little bears have brought smiles to the faces of children who are otherwise pretty sad. We appreciate so much these little cuddles of cheer. And appreciate so much your thoughtfulness."

We received a nice thank you letter from the Sheriff's Department in appreciation of the bears they received in March:

"On behalf of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office I want to extend my sincere appreciation to you and your organization for providing bears to help comfort children during times of stress and trauma as the result of situations that this office responds to. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is very sensitive to the needs of children and the bears provided by your organization helps to accomplish our efforts. Sincerely, Sheriff Overton"

We also received a nice note from Mrs. Sigmon:

"I would like to thank you for the quilts you all donated to Hospice. I was fortunate enough to receive one of them. It was beautiful. This is a very generous and thoughtful thing you do. The Lord will bless you for your good Deeds. Sincerely, Wilma Sigmon."