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Fourth Quarter Newsletter, December 2022

CHAPTER COORDINATOR’S MESSAGE, Ellen Knoefel The holidays have quickly passed us by and now we will live with our memories and move forward. This has been another wonderful year for this chapter of Project Linus and the thanks goes to each of you. The number of blankets continue to be requested and the orders are filled. We gave out 4,337 blankets in 2022! I am so excited to let you know that Laura Moore has agreed to work on the newsletter, and I am so grateful to her. It takes a village to keep this chapter going and I certainly appreciate when someone agrees to help us out. VOLUNTEER APPRECIATON: Our very own Janet Stewart, volunteer extraordinaire, has been published in Needle Arts Magazine! Janet wrote a short article about her embroidery group’s contributions to our Project Linus chapter. Janet also tirelessly works with several groups and channels their efforts to Project Linus and other community charities. Well done and many thanks to you! Ice Cream Social Photos Remember way back in August to our lovely Ice Cream Social….the smiles, the friendship, the hand craft purchases, the free area and of course the ice cream? A few picture are here to remind you of our joyful day! The ladies are a group from Carolina Village in Hendersonville.

More volunteers sharing their contributions – Thank you Shady Ladies quilt group!

BOOKS FOR GOOD Please remember to shop at this used bookstore, located at 50 Heritage Park Drive in Fletcher. It is a blessing to so many nonprofits in our area. As many of you know, they accept used books in good condition in the name of a specific charity. When the books sell, a percentage of the sale goes back to the charity. They receive many donations and can only accept one box of books at a time. Their hours are 12-5 Monday-Friday and 10-2 on Saturday. Please help them out by stopping by the store and encouraging others to do the same. IN KIND TAX RECEIPTS We will not be sending out in-kind-tax-receipts unless we receive a request that you would like one. We realize that so few are using these with all the new tax laws that it was not prudent to send out a mass mailing. I will be happy to send you one if you request it by contacting Ellen at gknoefel@charter.net or calling 828-645-8800. E-MAIL ADDRESSES We are now communicating by email and hope that we have all your addresses. I have a list of those that don’t use the computer and will continue to mail out the newsletter to you. If you know of someone who doesn’t receive the notices sent out by Helen McConnell please let Ellen know and we will add this to our list. There are times when we realize that we now no longer want to receive different emails. If you find yourself in this situation, no problem, once again let Ellen know and she will see that you are removed from the list. Many thanks to Helen, for the good job she does keeping us informed. MAKE A BLANKET DAY We are hoping to have a Make a Blanket Day in the spring. We have so many memories of the many wonderful years of holding one at Eliada and receive so many calls as to when we are going to hold another. This is just in the beginning stages, but we are hoping to hold it in a more central location so that those living in other counties will find it easier to attend. Details will be forthcoming. MONTHLY WORK SESSIONS We are still meeting the first Wednesday of the month at the Lutheran Church of the Nativity in Arden. We meet from 1:00 until 3:00. We don’t work on making blankets but process all those that have been received during the month, getting them ready for distribution. We would love to have you join us. BLANKET DROP-OFF SITES


Asheville: JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store 80 S Tunnel Road Asheville Cotton Company 1378 Hendersonville Road STE B Hendersonville: Grace Lutheran Church 1245 Sixth Avenue West JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store Blue Ridge Mall Shopping Center Sheridan Kay Quilting 1680 Spartanburg Highway Weaverville: 5 Little Monkeys Quilt and Sew 32 North Main Street


No act of kindness, no matter how small, is every wasted (Aesop) FOURTH QUARTER STATISTICS In Out October 364 332 November 332 313 December 377 446 Fourth Quarter Totals 1073 1091 With these latest numbers our chapter has now distributed 88,057 blankets! Number of knitted dolls and stuffed animals donated and distributed this quarter: 182 Weighted blankets donated to date: 1379 COUNTY CONTACTS Chapter Coordinator Ellen Knoefel 828-645-8800


Buncombe County Ennis Julian 702-499-3567 Cherokee, Clay, and Graham Counties Ellen Knoefel 828-645-8800 Haywood County Mariam Howell 828-456-5154 Henderson County Sue Swavely 843-478-9090 Jackson and Macon Counties Ellen Knoefel 828-645-8800 Madison County Nancy Fish 828-768-1344 McDowell County Mary Ledbetter maryledbetter@hotmail.com Mitchell County Janet Jackson 661-319-8286 Transylvania County Pat Crawford 828-883-8746 Yancy County Vicki Fox 828-680-9167



Attn: Ellen Knoefel 10 Highland Pointe Drive

Weaverville, NC 28787

Phone (home) 828-645-8800

(cell) 828-231-9490



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