Project Linus Blanket Bee – September 25 at 7pm

P r o j e c t   L i n u s

No-Sew Build-A-Blanket Event

Mon, September 25th, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, the Sallal Grange will hold it’s next bi-monthly Project Linus Event at 12912 432nd Ave SE, North Bend.

Project Linus is a national charity that collects blankets, hand made with love, and delivers them to youngsters in traumatic situations, such as hospitals, to provide a sense of security, warmth & comfort. We usually make larger blankets for bigger youngsters who really love having their very own blanket to hold on to on their bed in the hospital, and that they then can take home . We have been told that even teenagers become very attached to their own Linus blanket.

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We have a sewing machine, thanks to a very generous member, Tim! So, now those who want to make blankets for babies can, whether for Preemies or 1 year olds. We will have some flannel, but feel free to bring some of your own choosing. It doesn’t take much, for preemie blankets, hospitals like 40” x 40” made of 2 layers of flannel sewn together on a sewing machine.

But what we are told that the hospitals request are the larger blankets, because no one else makes them. So, what we need the most is volunteers to help make these no-sew blankets. That means taking fleece and cutting it to the preferred size and then cutting fringe around it.

The recommended sizes for larger Project Linus blankets are:
58” X 40” child (2-6 yrs.)
58” X 70” youth (7-12 yrs.)
58” X 80” teen (13 +)

We have some fleece but we always appreciate more.

We only have five pairs of scissors, and a couple rotary cutters and mats, so if you have a cutter or mat or scissors or all 3, please bring them, to make your Building-a-Blanket easier.  : )  Also, pinking shears make a lovely fringe!

Project Linus

7 PM     4th Monday of January, March, May, July, & September

Sallal Grange at 12912 432nd Ave SE, North Bend, WA

WWW.SallalGrange.org
FLD@SallalGrange.org        425 888 0825

Free Electronics Recycling Event — September 30th

“Clear some space on your shelf by dropping off your old tech at the Sallal Grange Community Center!”

The Sallal Grange is hosting an Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, September 30th from 9am to 5pm at the Grange Hall in North Bend at 12912 432nd Ave SE, North Bend, WA.

Open to businesses and individuals from all over Washington.

If you have questions, please email us here: recycle@sallalgrange.org.

We’ve had to make some changes to our acceptable items list in order to keep the event free. Please make note of the fact that we can’t take any TVs, Refrigerators, or AC units anymore.

All cell phones donated during this event will be given to Verizon’s Hopeline program which
connects survivors of domestic violence to vital resources and funds organizations nationwide.

http://www.verizonwireless.com/aboutus/hopeline/

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We accept the following items:(Please check back as this list is subject to change.)

  • NO TV’s of any Kind
  • LCD Monitors Only
  • Computers (Servers, Desktops, Laptops, & Tablets)
  • Computer Parts & Accessories
  • Software & Games
  • Printers (Laser & Inkjet)
  • Scanners & Copiers
  • Power Tools (Handheld Only)
  • Cell Phones
  • RC Vehicles
  • Cameras & Camcorders
  • Small Appliances
  • Stereo Equipment
  • CD, DVD, Blu-ray, Vinyl (Players & Media)
  • Video Games (Games and Consoles)
  • Cables/Wires
  • Musical Instruments

Items We CANNOT Take:

  • Ink/Toner Cartridges
  • NO TV’s of any Kind
  • Speakers with wood cases
  • VHS Cassette Tapes
  • Light Bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Refrigerators
  • Air Conditioning Units

Dairy Drive every week at QFC in North Bend

Several grangers got their food handler permits in order to help out at our functions, so we’re using them to help out the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank.

Every week, often on Sundays, and usually around 4 or 4:30pm till 6pm or 6:30 volunteers from the Sallal Grange will be in the North Bend QFC gathering dairy and perishable items. These will be kept in coolers, and dropped off right away for distribution. PLEASE NO MILK, or eggs. (The food bank gets a screaming deal on both: your generosity is better spent on cheese) Cheese is very welcome, as well as flavored yogurts, or even soy or almond milk. This is a way for us to give to the foodbank something more than just cans and boxes.

Collection times vary by when our volunteers can help out. If you’d like to volunteer (you don’t have to be a member, just willing to do a good deed. And you don’t need a food handler permit, we’ll tell you all you need to know) please email fld@sallalgrange.org.

Friend of the Grange Daniel and our robot cow mascot
Friend of the Grange Daniel and our mascot