The Yarn Community is a Wonderful Group of People

Hello to all.

As the title states, “The yarn community is a wonderful group of people.” You prove it every day. There are so many charities that are flooded with donations from hundreds and even thousands of people. The huge out pouring of support for Love Squared over the past two years is more than I had imagined it could be.

I had the pleasure on Tuesday of donating THIRTY-THREE of our afghans to Family House. This latest donation brings our total to over 100 blankets donated to children in need. To put that in an even more amazing perspective: that means you have donated over 3000 squares!! How amazing is that.

I have received several questions asking why we donate primarily to Family House and if we plan to donate to other shelters. Love-Squared has a special relationship with Family House. When we were just getting started Renee, the director of the shelter, was the only person to take an interest in or even want our afghans. While Family House will always receive afghans from Love-Squared, we have donated to other organizations and I do plan on supporting other shelters and organizations. I am doing a lot of brainstorming and working on a game plan for expansion. The growth of Love-Squared is steady. As long as the squares keep coming in we will be able to reach out to the overwhelming need.

To close out this post I will update the 1000 Squares Challenge. The squares have been pouring in from all over. The total number of states is 16, plus one province in Canada so far. Crazy! I have pledges and emails stating squares have been sent which would take us over the 1000 mark. I am only counting squares in my possession and that number isĀ  826. You are going to smash the goal by the end of July. A full two months early.

Keep the emails, facebook posts and ravelry posts coming. I love hearing from you and try to answer questions the best I can. Keep the squares coming!!!

Founder of Love Squared.

4 Comments on "The Yarn Community is a Wonderful Group of People"

  1. Christie says:

    You rock, Leah! Who wouldn’t want to support such a sweet, amazing person with such a big heart for helping kids!! <3

  2. hayden says:

    Yay, I am glad to see my blanket and squares made it!
    Over 100 blankets and almost 100 squares is wonderful. I’m so glad so many people are pitching in to support this amazing work! You really do have such a big heart Leah!

    • Leah says:

      Thank you so much, Hayden. The squares and blanket are gorgeous. I am excited to see what the squares look like paired with others. Thank you so much for your generosity.

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