Alice's Embrace is a non-profit organization devoted to providing hand-knit and hand-crocheted prayer shawls and lap blankets to those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. We seek volunteers to knit and crochet the patterns that we have created. Through the loving hands of many generous and talented people, this endeavor will help ease the anxiety that is often present in those suffering from the disease.
you all are such gREAT Listeners!
Here is a little refresher. We recently wrote: Pinks, pinks and more pinks and let's not forget reds! And you speedily responded, so we currently have a good number of those colors on hand, but we are now running a bit low on blues and greens. You all amaze us... we ask and you deliver. If you are about to start a prayer shawl or lap blanket for us, think about making it in one of these colors... all different shades. Please visit our patterns page and see what might be calling you today. Take a quick gander at these recipients of green and blue Alice's Embrace gifts. Happy, content and thankful... just a few adjectives to describe these special folks. Thank you so much for all of your donations and hard work. Together we are helping so many.
needles and beans contest
DRUM ROLL PLEASE....
AND THE WINNERS ARE:
JoAnne from Stanberry, MO
Heidi from Loves Park, IL
Dee Ann from Oklahoma City, OK
Mary from Morro Bay, CA
Ann from Genoa, NV
A big, huge thank you to Jimmy Beans Wool for providing the completely awesome needles for our Needles and Beans contest. A big round of applause for Jimmy Beans Wool's continued support for Alice's Embrace.
what we've been hearing:
From an Activity Coordinator: "Thank you!! We were so glad to have you! Everyone is still talking about the blankets and most of them are still wearing them."
From the daughter of a recipient: "Thank you so much for visiting my mom at Sierra Ridge and giving her a choice of a knitted throw. She loves it and the joy that you gave to everyone there is priceless! Thank you! You two touched my heart yesterday. So I downloaded a pattern, went to Michael's and started working on one to return the favor. Will let you know when done. Nice TV project. Thx again!"
From a Life Enrichment Director: "What a wonderful experience it was to have you over yesterday. Thanks!! It was so heart warming to see residents with their blankets today. Some residents are particularly attached to their shawl or blanket and carry it with them everywhere. It has brought our community lots of love and joy. Thanks to you and all your knitters."
From an Employee Wellness Director: "It was a privilege to observe Alice’s Embrace in action today. Beaming smiles decorated so many participants as they were draped with beautiful and original blankets."
From a recipient: "What you are doing is very noble. Your cup will be overflowing with blessings as you are blessing me and the others."
From an Alice's Embrace fan: "I just want to tell you I look forward to your newsletter. The smiles on their faces are beautiful. What a beautiful bunch of angels you are!"
From an Alice's Embrace knitter: "What a great newsletter - filled with so many interesting things to think about, and of course, those folks out there that pick one of those shawls or lap blankets - all folks with such great stories."
Diane Lewis, Alice's Embrace Founder, was asked to tell her story on Maria Shriver's Website - please take a look by clicking on the picture of Maria.