Several months ago a few women at church started talking about how to support our local branch of Love INC (Love in the Name of Christ). Love INC is a clearinghouse organization; when someone calls for help, their needs are assessed and met through other agencies, such as churches and the Salvation Army. Love INC makes it easier to get help (just one call!), and the involvement of churches creates relationships that go deeper than a handout.
Fast forward to this past Sunday, when our group held a shower to stock our Linen Closet. A local reporter sat in on our meeting last week and wrote a terrific article about our efforts. We had an amazing afternoon — two hours of people
- bringing kitchen, bath, and bed linens to us (someone stopped me in the parking lot before I could even get inside!)
- making potpourri bags to be included with linens that are delivered
- stamping cards that will be enclosed in the linens package
- learning how to create braided rugs from linens deemed too damaged to pass on
I was in charge of the treats and designing one of two cards for newbie stampers. That’s it, above. Each card was different, but all were beautiful — made more so because the stampers wrote a personal note inside.
We now have more linens than we have room to store and a healthy account balance for future needs. And we have a lot of work to do!
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, All Holidays, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Ink: Rose Red, Sahara Sand, various Stampin’ Write Markers
Paper: Old Olive, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Other: Punches (Small Oval, Large Oval, Eyelet Border), Stampin’ Dimensionals