Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Calvary Chapel Christian School Students unite to sew blankies!

Mrs. Bradford's class from Calvary Chapel Christian School set aside a day to serve by learning how to work together at different stations to create completed blankies !
 We are so thankful for their willingness to serve! And a HUGE thank you to my mentor, Maria Jones, for leading this group in this project!

I love these quotes from the students and their teacher!!!

“I really enjoyed working on the blankies because the kids will be so happy to get the blankets.  I liked making them.  Me and my mom made 7 blankets.  I really enjoyed it.”


“I thought it was so much fun.  I got to do lots of things.  Now I know how to make blankies.  It is so much fun helping people that don’t have homes and giving them the blankets.”


“Leigh’s Blankies was great.  It was an experience that I wouldn’t forget.  Also it felt good that while you are having fun you are helping someone in need.  So I think Leigh’s Blankies is a fantastic way to help out.”


“Leigh’s Blankies was really fun.  I enjoyed making the blankets, knowing they will go to someone in need.  Mrs. Jones was very helpful and was a blessing to us.  Hopefully we will do it again and make more blankets.”


“I enjoyed making blankets for Leigh’s Blankies foundation.  I want to thank Mrs. Jones for coming in and helping us make them.  I appreciate and want to thank Andra for starting the foundation.  I think it is awesome what she is doing.  I would love to make more blankies again.”


“Leigh’s Blankies was very fun.  I enjoyed it.  I got to work at every station.  It was awesome to sew again.  I have previously learned to fold, cut, and iron so it was easy for me to work.  I hope we can maybe do it again.”


“It was nice to make blankets for those in need.  It’s good to know that this is for a good cause.  I wouldn’t mind doing it again.  I hope that more people would make more blankets for the kids.”


“I love to sew Leigh’s Blankies, but I loved doing it with my classmates.  I enjoyed doing the blankies.  I am so glad you came up with this, Mrs. Good.  I am so happy I get to be a part of this program.”


“Helping Leigh’s Blankies was a nice experience.  I enjoyed helping the community by helping to make blankets.  I also liked hearing where they were going to go.”


“It was the best time ever!  No joke, I loved it.  I liked sewing and knowing it would go to a good cause.  I would love to do it again.”


“I loved having the opportunity for my students to serve God through this ministry.  I am so thankful for Leigh’s Blankies and I hope we can continue to support the work that is done through the ministry.”

~Mrs. Bradford

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Moving Breath Pilates Fundraiser!!

I felt so blessed when Virginia from Moving Breath Pilates Studio, asked if she could host a fundraiser for us.  Virginia is a dear friend and has been my Pilates instructor for years. She has seen me through injuries and rehabilatated my body after a total hip replacement.  She has been a support for me since Leigh Ann died and I am so thankful for her and the Moving Breath Pilates family!!! This fundraiser raised almost $1000 towards more supplies for Leigh's Blankies! I'm still in awe by this blessing!!

Watch this video of our efforts! And thank you so much to Jim Jaques for creating it!!

(In my nervousness, I communicated the wrong dates....we launched in 2011)

Virginia Nicholas, owner of Moving Breath Pilates

Photos by the amazing Becca Lynn Photography!! Thank you Becca!!