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Volume 55

February 2009

We will meet at Park Vista Retirement Community on
Saturday, February 14,
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Feel free to bring snackies along to share.

THANK YOU:
ST ROSE KINDERGARTNERS
AND JOEL ANDLEMAN!
Joel Andleman, the  kindergartner teacher at St. Rose School in Clintonville, has again (4th year, I think) encouraged his students to donate to Creative Caring Hearts for Christmas.  This year, Joel and his wife delivered several boxes of items to us, including wipes, diapers shampoos, lotions, socks, bottles, pacifiers, baby wash clothes, creams, hats, blankets, toys, fabric, swabs, bibs, sleepers, a towel, and a quilt.  Wow!  Thanks so much, Joel and students!

HAPPY FEBRUARY!
ONLY SIX MORE WEEKS UNTIL SPRING!  SPRING ALWAYS COMES!`


WEB SITE NEWS
www.creativecaringhearts.com is almost ready to go live! Right now, if you look it up on Internet, you will get “under construction”, but you will also see the beginnings of the site. This is a very exciting next move for us. I’ll keep you informed as this goes along. We thank Petros Assefa for designing the site, and Bill Flemal for serving as webmaster for it! Thank you, too, to Kathy Flemal, for serving as “techie interpreter” when Bill and Petros speak the language of computers to me!
FIRST CHOICE PREGNANCY CENTER, STEVENS POINT
  Recently, I got to thinking about when Lois Byford would tell about delivering Care Wear preemie items to a center in Stevens Point, and I wondered if they still needed things. Under Care Wear on Internet, I found the name of the place and the phone number. In talking to the administrator, I learned that they do appreciate donations. She invited me up to tour the Pregnancy Center. Wow! Let’s take a field trip there some time all together! It is an incredible place, both in the obvious caring of the staff, but also in the physical set up of the center. We donated preemie outfits and afghans to the center and will check in with from time to time for other needs. They were so excited with our donations! 
TOTALS 
Donations given to:
Kenya School Project 80
1st Choice Pregnancy Center 50
Riverside Hospital 155
St. Michael’s Hospital 272
TOTAL 557
   
Donations In 506
Volunteer Hours 1149
Other donations: ...Fabric, crochet hooks, knitting needles, pattern books, scissors

RICE BAGS TO RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
At our last meeting, some of you filled tube socks with rice to make rice bags as requested by Riverside Maternal Health Center. We were unsure exactly how to make these and what they were for, but, in delivering them, I learned that we needed only about 1 ½ cups of rice per sock, so I brought them home and made the adjustment. The rice bags are used for two reasons: 1) for warmth on a laboring mom’s back and 2)as a warm cuddly if needed next to a new baby. 
CREATIVE CARING HEARTS AND CULVERS
Please save Tuesday, March 24, for another Culver’s 10% Night. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate. Let’s get the word out at the churches and schools, so more people come to eat at Culver’s that night!