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Donated Blankets July

Blankets on Display in July 2015

Blanket made Waiheke Island ladies
Another friendly get-together of crafty people who donate their time to create items, like blankets, for Operation Coverup took place on the first Monday in July 2015.

You can see the photos of the ‘Show and Tell‘ displaying the blankets below.

The  Rodney Operation Coverup (OCU) group of knitters and other craft people have donated over 2300 item so far since last August.

The Rodney OCU group even has ladies from Waiheke Island contributing their time and skill. The blankets  at the start of this post (and the last 3 below) are made by them.

The next shipment to Europe, which will deliver these items to keep  orphans and other people in need warm, will leave in August.

You can help with the shipment costs by purchasing the jams and pickles Anne Bishop makes at Flowers by Joanne, in Orewa in Riverside road.

To find out more assist in this worthy cause click on ‘Contribute

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Show and Tell of Blankets in June

Blankets shown in June 2015

Blanket  003 June 2015On the first Monday in June 2015 another lot of blankets, which will be donated to people in need – especially orphans – in Eastern Europe, were on display.

Each one of these blankets is made up of donated wool and lots of stitches. People in Rodney, New Zealand provide their craft skills  and time to create these and many other items to keep orphans, and other people in need, warm during the freezing (sometimes below -30 degree celcius) winter nights and possible even days.

Find out about the monthly meeting for the Rodney Operation Coverup (OCU) group, where  people who knit and crochet blankets, hats, scarfs, etc. , meet for a chat, a cuppa and the opportunity to pick up more donated wool for their creations.