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TLC for AngelsTo Participate in our Program:  

Become a Volunteer ~  Kids Can Help ~  Benefits and Fun Stuff ~  Angel Cache

Current Project ~ Upcoming Projects ~ Tender Loving Care for Angels Newsletter

Why is This so Important?

Southwestern Missouri Chapter

This item was knit by the grandfather of one of our volunteers and sent along with contributions from the whole family! Hospitals are selected from volunteer suggestions.  TLC for Angels donates to four hospitals a year.

Become a TLC Angel:

  1. Become a volunteer of our Yahoo Group (optional).  The latest information and updates are available here. Our group has a message board, links, and a weekly chat for our volunteers.  Also check Angel Arrows for prayer requests regularly.
  2. Select an item to make.  You can use your own patterns and ideas or use one of ours.  Check the current project for needs, like blankets, hats, booties, sweaters, etc... anything that a baby can wear home.
    If you want to help but do not do crafts, you can always donate material or yarn for making the items.  You can also make an Angel Cache package, filled with useful store-bought items for a new mom and her baby.
  3. Collect coupons to send with your item (optional). Keep the project delivery date in mind when selecting coupons that expire.  Search for coupons for disposable diapers, formula, baby food...etc.
  4. Create item.
  5. Item tagShip to the designated volunteers for the current project :
    Wash item if desired, following instructions on the yarn packaging.  Dry thoroughly. Place in clear plastic or zip lock bag.  Place a tag on the item or a sticker on the bag with a short description, like "Girl's Layette Set, Size 6 months," and whatever info you would like to recipient to have, like your first name and town and state.  Please include your name, address, and email address with your contribution so we can give you credit for your donation. If you do not label the bag your item is in the coordinator will label it for you.  To the right is a picture of the tags placed on items.

Print our brochure to give out at a local event or to send to a friend, or put up our flyer with tear-off tabs at your local shopping center (with their permission). (Word doc)

[VolunteerMatch - Get out. Do good.]See our idealist.org or  Volunteer Match listings for other volunteer opportunities

Note for preemie donations:

Here are the measurements for a preemie diaper, just to give you a picture:

Preemie diaper2 inches wide, and 5 inches long, you fold the 5 inches in half to make the diaper, so then the lentgh becomes 2 1/2 for the front and 2 1/2 for the back!

Baby Measurement Chart

Past Projects:

Craft for charity - Volunteer and donate handmade items you crochet, knit, or sew for babies and preemies Southside Hospital, Long Island NY October 6, 2000
Craft for charity - Volunteer and donate handmade items you crochet, knit, or sew for babies and preemies Gulf Coast Center, Ft. Myer's FL December 16, 2000
Craft for charity - Volunteer and donate handmade items you crochet, knit, or sew for babies and preemies St Josephs Hospital, Patterson NJ April 20, 2001
Craft for charity - Volunteer and donate handmade items you crochet, knit, or sew for babies and preemies Emerson Hospital, Concord MA August 9, 2001
Craft for charity - Volunteer and donate handmade items you crochet, knit, or sew for babies and preemies Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor ME November 13, 2001
Craft for charity - Volunteer and donate handmade items you crochet, knit, or sew for babies and preemies Tyrone Hospital, Tyrone PA January 30, 2002
Craft for charity - Volunteer and donate handmade items you crochet, knit, or sew for babies and preemies Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx NY May 20, 2002 
Craft for charity - Volunteer and donate handmade items you crochet, knit, or sew for babies and preemies Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington WV September 17, 2002
Craft for charity - Volunteer and donate handmade items you crochet, knit, or sew for babies and preemies Make A Difference Day October 26, 2002
Craft for charity - Volunteer and donate handmade items you crochet, knit, or sew for babies and preemies Cooper Hospital, Camden NJ February 6, 2003
Craft for charity - Volunteer and donate handmade items you crochet, knit, or sew for babies and preemies Northeast Medical Center, North Concord NC May 21, 2003
Craft for charity - Volunteer and donate handmade items you crochet, knit, or sew for babies and preemies Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo IA October 6, 2003
Craft for charity - Volunteer and donate handmade items you crochet, knit, or sew for babies and preemies Jersey Shore Medical, Neptune NJ December 15, 2003

 

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