Calling all Angels!
5th Annual Blankets of Hope Marathon
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Ascension Catholic Church
12700 Lanham-Severn Road
8 Hour Marathon
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(or until we run out of fleece!)
Drop in anytime and stay as long as you like!
Angels of ALL ages are needed - boys, girls, teens, adults, seniors, scouts, everyone! Blankets are needed for our wounded soldiers. If you can tie a knot, you can make a Blanket of Hope. Volunteers will be on hand to show you what to do.
What is a Blanket of Hope?
A “Blanket of Hope” is simply that - a blanket created from love to provide hope and comfort to a wounded hero during one of the most difficult and vulnerable times of their lives. These Blankets of Hope are sent to Combat Support Hospitals in the Middle East, major medical facilities in Germany and around the world, and to some military hospitals here at home. It is a powerful thing for a wounded hero to know that someone cares.
Please bring the following supplies:
1. Material: 2 pieces of Fleece - MUST be 45"- 62" wide x 60"- 80" long. Bright colors are good, but patriotic colors and patterns work well. The front panel should be a pattern and the back panel a solid.
3. Pair of Scissors (please label with your name).
If you would like to make a blanket but aren't available that day, here’s what you can do: Contact us for "How to" instructions. Complete your Blanket of Hope at home and then deliver it to Bates Hall the day of our Blanket Marathon or to the Parish Office by September 24th, 2010.
For more information, to request "how to" instructions, to let us know you are coming, or to make a donation (either monetary or fleece), please contact:
Lisa Dodson @ 301-805-1085 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Matt Dick @ email@example.com, Valerie Potter @ 410-562-9480 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Maureen Barber @ 301-928-0603 (email@example.com)
More photos of last year's Marathon can be seen here.