An exciting update

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Hello to all.

I wanted to share a bit of news with everyone. Some of you know that we are moving so there is a new address. I updated it on the site about a month ago, but want to state again that we no longer have the PO Box we have always used. Love-Squared is still in full swing and nothing, but the address is changing.
Now for the fun and exciting information. I have been keeping a tally and posting pictures of squares that have been coming in on the facebook page. It is time I update here as well. The postal carriers have been busy. It seems there is a new package every two or three days. I love it!! Since the challenge was first announced on April 25, we have received 724 squares. Isn’t that amazing? I am truly shocked. We only have 276 more squares to go before we reach our goal by September 25. I have received quite a few emails about squares in the mail and pledges of squares. I am positive we are going to reach the goal before the end of July.

I have also been compiling a list of where the squares have come from. I can now say we have gone international with the addition of squares coming from two provinces of Canada. I will be adding a map to the site soon with a little pin representing each place place of origin. Here is a list of states we have already received packages from. There are people in several other states who have pledged squares. I will add them to the list when they arrive. This list makes me so happy.

Michigan
Minnesota
Massachusetts
Ohio
New Mexico
New York
Montana
Maryland
Maine
Georgia
California
Oregon
North Carolina

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3 Comments on "An exciting update"

  1. Christie C says:

    WOOOOHOOO! Awesome news for Love-Squared! <3

  2. Hey Leah – Randi’s “other” mother-in-law Lynne here. I am curious about this and would love to know more. I work for Habitat for Humanity and while we are not a homeless ministry, I work everyday to “end homelessness in Lenawee County” where we live and where I work for Habitat. The tag line “helping homeless families help themselves” really intrigued me. How does Love Squared work?

    • Leah says:

      Hi, Lynne.
      The motto/tag line you are referring to belongs to Family House. They are an amazing family shelter in Toledo. We have been donating most of the blankets we make through Love-Squared to the children living there.
      Love-Squared works to bring a little happiness and comfort to the children who are finding themselves and their family in a new and some times scary situation. People donate knit or crocheted squares and Love-Squared seams them together to make patch-work afghans. We then donate these blankets to Family House, churches who house un-housed children and anywhere else we see a need.

      I would love to talk to you more about your work with Habitat and ask a few questions.

      Leah

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