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Share the warmth this winter


By Bonnie Shelton

STEVENS POINT (WAOW)--There's nothing like curling up in a warm blanket when cold weather strikes. By donating a fleece blanket to Ministry Home Care-Hospice, you can share that comfort with someone else.

The Sharing the Warmth of Hospice blanket drive started in November. Members of the community donated handmade fleece blankets to Ministry Home Care throughout the month. However, the drive is not ending come December.

Organizer Gina Ramsey said the program has been so successful, it is being expanded through the new year.

"The patients and the caregivers have been so appreciative of the extra service we have been able to provide them."

To make a blanket to donate, you'll need the following supplies: (2) 60" or larger squares of fleece material and scissors

Directions to assemble the blanket: Lay the two fleece squares on top of one another. Cut narrow tabs along the entire perimeter. Tie the top fleece tab and bottom fleece tab together into two knots. Continue until the entire perimeter of tabs is tied.

No sewing is required.

For more information on how to donate, you can contact Home Ministry Care at 1-800-398-1297.

Online Reporter: Bonnie Shelton

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