I am very pleased to be able to announce that Bob & Deta Sinclair and their home fellowship group are organizing Keep The Valley Warm for 2012. More details to follow soon! For now, I will just let you know that the 2012 “Give Warmth” event is scheduled for Novemeber 17th, from 10 am to 4 pm at the North Bend Library. Please help spread the word!
Last week we picked up keys and moved our current inventory over to a storage unit generously donated by Adam at Eastside Self Storage in North Bend. Thank YOU Eastside for the boxes that made our drive season run so smoothly and Thank YOU for helping us continue our effort to Keep the Valley Warm in this new year. We sincerely appreciate your support!
I am so excited to be able to say that on Saturday we gave away over 200 coats and jackets and an uncounted number of hats, gloves, scarves, warm clothing and shoes, along with coffee, cookies, conversation and even a few hugs. A HUGE thank you to all of the volunteers! As for the guests who came in the door, they were in such need and they were so beautiful! They made me grateful for every minute that was spent working toward the moment they would be there. I am very much enjoying thinking of them and remembering their faces. THANK YOU to everyone who helped us work to Keep the Valley Warm this year. Thank you! Thank you!
Only 4 more days to get ready for our “Give Warmth” event. Can’t believe it is coming so fast!
Today my 8 year old son and I spent a few hours going around to all of the locations that have hosted Keep the Valley Warm this drive season and we were just VERY EXCITED by how generous our community has been. I don’t have my eye on numbers – We don’t want 500 coats if we only need 150. Even so, it is so sweet to see how much people have given. We are AMAZED that 5 days from now we will be handing out all that has been donated.
Well. I hope all. :)
Still getting the word out!
Tomorrow we begin sorting. :)
VF Outlet is giving $5 coupon toward any Keep the Valley Warm donation purchased from their store. Next time you are at the mall in North Bend, PLEASE take advantage of this fantastic way to Give Warmth this winter! And PLEASE, feel free to spread the word!
The donations we received from the TURKEY BURN event you hosted on November 15th were so BEAUTIFUL. Thank you 1,000 times for your generous support!
Thank you to Allison Turnbull and Principal Dunckel! Chief Kanim’s lost and found is Keep the Valley Warm’s treasure. We appreciate your support!
Thank you, Superintendent Aune, for distributing our request for our district’s schools’ lost and found items to be donated to Keep the Valley Warm!
A HUGE, “Thank you!!!!” to Lori at VF Outlet at North Bend Premium Outlet Mall! VF Outlets will be giving a coupon to customers whose purchases include a donation to Keep the Valley Warm! More details to follow. Thanks, Lori!
We are in full swing for Keep The Valley Warm’s first year.
Many boxes are out, coats & jackets & scarves & all of those good things coming in.
I am amazed at all that has been happening. What a wonderful community we live in. What a blessing to see such support and enthusiasm!
We are already on facebook. If you are there, please find us there and *like* us to keep up with all the latest…
Since not everyone is on facebook though, we definitely need a website, so here we are popping online with the blog option.
Glad to be here!
Running off to talk to more people about what we’re doing and to get those flyers out there. :)
Help us spread the word!.
Warmest Wishes to you & yours!