Just received a box yesterday from Virginia. She sent: 3 hats 1 pair of gloves 1 scarf 1 pair of baby slippers and 10 pair of knitted slippers Thank you so much Virginia for your time and talent in creating these donations.
Steven's Comfy Toes/Cyndy's Tiny Tootsies provides slippers, hats, mittens and scarves to children ages birth to 12 years in the White Pine County area of Nevada. A lot of children come down sick because of the cold. Comfy Toes and Tootsies hopes to help keep the feet warm of children whose families may not have the funds to get slippers to keep the children's feet warm on cold winter days and nights. We will be accepting donations for the children year round and will give them out to the children in December and other times during the winter as needed.
We are now also accepting Hats and Mittens to keep them warm outside along with the slippers for inside. I did this in 2000 for the Head Start Kids and they loved them. I even had some of the kids come up to me and call me the slipper lady because they knew I brought their slippers. They were delivered in white lunch sacks decorated with snowflakes for winter. I then brought my mother (Phyllis Lyman) into the picture and is helping to make more items. I'm hoping to get enough to give to any child that is cold in the winter. We have a lot of cold children here in this area and that makes for a lot of slippers, hats, scarves and mittens. I know that we can't make them all ourselves and so any help would be greatly appreciated. We might be spreading out the donations into another community if we get enough.
The name is in honor of my brother who died from cancer on October 28, 2002. We were able to visit with him the week before he died and he asked me what I was making for the kids this year. It is also in memory of my youngest daughter, Cynthia, who was killed in an automobile accident preparing to come home on November 17, 2001.
In past years I have had charities for Christmas Stockings, Lapghans and slippers for the children. In 2002 I didn't have anything as I was getting over the death of my youngest daughter, Cyndy, just before Christmas the year before (2001). She always helped me package and name things before giving them out and that was the first year without her. I know she would want me to do this. Here is Steven's Letter and the story about his struggle with cancer.
Donations of the following items would be very helpful: Slippers to fit children ages birth - age 12. These can be knitted, crocheted, fabric, loom, or store-bought. Yarn or fleece to make the items. Slippers, hats and mittens to fit children ages birth to age 12 years.
Here is a link to Bev Country Cottage that has sizes in inches for the various items from hats to slippers and more for babies and children: http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/size-chart.html Thanks Bev for putting the time and effort you put in to creating this useful tool.
This would make a great project for a group if you would like to help. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information. I accept the slippers, hats, and mittens at the following address:
Steven's Comfy Toes c/o Linda Bohrn 1570 Mill Street Ely, NV 89301
Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. I would love it if you would tag your slippers, hats and mittens with your name and city/state. You can also include you email address if you want.
We also accept donations of materials to make these items but no money please.
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