I hope all had a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!!
Just a quick update - on our blankets and beanies.
Blankets - 1000 (or there about)
Beanies (hats) - 680 (or there about including over 35 scarves)
Woo Hoo!!! Yippee!! Amazing!!
Distribution: Our hopes in solidifying transportation of our items to the east coast has taken much longer than we anticipated! We did get over 200 of them sent to New Jersey, and the rest we continue to work on getting them out there! We thought we had it a pretty solid shipping company to donate their services to us, but with the holidays and busy lives that didn't work out quite as quickly as we had hoped. BUT - no worries. We have total faith that we will get them out to the East within the next couple of weeks and delivered to the Sandy families. Our contacts are anxious and waiting for the deliveries and assured me that there are plenty of families that will gratefully accept all the warmth and comfort sent their way!!
Thanks again to all who donated and spent time and money and sharing. It is a glorious site to see so many blankets and hats and to know there are so many great people out there always willing to share and give!!
I will post pictures and updates as soon as I can get everything delivered.
We wish you all a wonderful happy 2013, and hope you continue to share your warmth with all those around you!!
Happy New Year!!
PS ~ if anyone has any first hand contacts with shipping companies that would be willing to donate shipping for us, please let me know!