Sister Julie Beck said: "Relief Society has always been engaged in providing relief to others."
Hearts and Hands gives us an opportunity to provide relief to those in our community.
We are so grateful for all our sisters who contributed to Hearts and Hands this year, whether in the form of support of time, money, or donations.
In these difficult economic times, we are amazed with the generosity of the sisters of the Billings and the Billings East stake.
If you were not able to attend this year, we look forward to seeing you next year, when Hearts and Hands will take place in our Stake center.
Many of our sisters made quilts, including pieced and hand quilted, for donation. All of the wards and branches were represented by generous donations of time and effort and materials.
We are always short of twin size quilts, and if you are so inclined, we encourage you to begin making a twin size quilt for Hearts and Hands 2011.
We are always touched by the gratitude of those receiving our donations, and hope to be able to share some of those expressions of thankfulness with you this year.
clothing protectors 126
friendship bags 155
school kits 180+
Teen bags 144
hygiene kits 720
hooded towels 100
baby quilts 180
lap quilts 110
twin quilts 112
total quilts 402
We neglected to get a count of the fleece blankets--we'll do better next year. We had 40 backpacks left over (yeah! a good start for next year)
and we were about 80 twin size quilts short of those requested.
Do you have suggestions to make Hearts and Hands be better? Please feel free to comment.
See you next year!