A new challenge from Me to YOU!

Our lovely Christie and Joe

Our lovely Christie and Joe

Before we get to the challenge I’d like to give you a bit of back story. I have been thinking about this goal for a few years but did not have a way to accomplish it. Shortly after Love-Squared began, my husband, eldest son, and myself volunteered in the dining hall at Toledo’s Tent City. Tent City is a weekend-long event that provides meals; warm clothing; medical/dental care; hair cuts; and help getting very important documents like birth certificates, state ID’s, and social security cards. The hours we spent serving and conversing with our fellow Toledoans of ALL ages was eye opening. There was laughter and smiles and friendship every where we looked. This cemented for me Tent City founder, Ken Leslie’s concept of “1matters.”  Every single person matters — no matter who they are or what their current situation. It was an amazing weekend and I hope many of you will look into these organizations or events that you may have in your area. Any way, back to the reasons for the new challenge. As we were walking back to our car that evening, we saw many of the children and families we had spoken with during the day getting tucked into their cars. Extra coats and socks were being put on for the chilly night. It broke my heart to say the very least. I have not stopped thinking about what more I could do and the idea took hold. There was no way to make it happen a few years ago, but with all of you on board WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!

The new challenge to all of you is 3,000 squares. Three thousand squares for 100 blankets that will be given to children and families who want them at next year’s Tent City.201088_10151258925336830_62695905_o

299657_10150403732211830_1769881447_n This is a huge goal, but we have one full year to make it happen. Starting today, November 5, 2014 through May 1, 2015, we need to collect 3,000 squares.  Use left over scraps from your holiday knitting/crochet projects. Make a square as an instant gratification project between longer to complete items. Remember, 8″ x 8″ of any fiber, color, or pattern. Plain or fancy, they are all loved and needed.


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4 Comments on "A new challenge from Me to YOU!"

  1. Tavia says:

    Please repeat a mailing address for sending squares.

  2. Louise says:

    wow, glad i found you…i had heard you guys had closed down and not doing charity work anymore..

    • Leah says:

      We are ALWAYS accepting squares and never plan to stop.
      Thank you for taking the time to look us up!!

    • Christie says:

      Louise! Follow us on Facebook!!! Although Leah doesn’t post blogs here super often, we have a large following and are still VERY active. Posts about afghans and squares received are a weekly occurrence.
      (Maybe you heard about Michael’s stores stopping their blanket program? We’re a separate org.)
      See if this link works:

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