Friday, December 23, 2016

Hats for Youth Villages - Deliver of Hats 2016

It was wonderful to visit Youth Villages and meet Kimmy and Chelsea.    We learned about the program and discussed future collaborations.   We will plan a crochet/knitting class for the youth in the winter.   We delivered 135 hats.    That still left us with hats that will be distributed to homeless in Douglasville by one of our Sunday School classes at DFUMC.   They have a backpack ministry and each winter pack bags of clothing, food, and include a hat.

Hats For Youth Villages 2016 - Dedication Sunday

This year after our group made hats for Burnett Elementary First Graders and the 2-5 year class of DFUMC Preschool we were asked to consider making hats for Youth Villages.   Youth Villages is a residential treatment center for troubled youth.    We agreed and 160 hats later we dedicated them in a beautiful service at DFUMC.

Rev. DeHart, Janet, Sandy and Shelia

Sandy and Shelia

Sandy and Shelia

Beverly, Sandy and Shelia

Beverly and Shelia

Hats for Burnett Elementary School and DFUMC Preschool

This year Rachel's Blanket Ministry Team has been hard at work making hats.   We have always made hats for the Burnett Elementary School clothes closet but this year they ask us to sponsor one of their classes and to make hats for each child.    We decided that we would also make hats for our Douglasville First United Methodist Preschool also.    These faces say it all!!

Some of our Team members with the bags and bags of hats!!

Our Team has also made blankets for the Pregnancy Resource Center and Wellstar Hospital.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

This photo is from a few years ago, but once again Rachel's Blanket Ministry made military skull caps for soldiers.    The caps were dedicated this weekend in a service at Douglasville First United Methodist Church.

This month we met and collected the following:
32 hats for Youth Village
26 hats for DFUMC Preschool 2years - 5 years
24 military skull caps
11 baby blankets for Wellstar Hospittal
21 prayer squares
1  baby blanket for Pastor Elizabeth Lobello

Last month we delivered caps to donate to the First Graders at Burnett Elementary School and baby blankets to the Pregnancy Resource Center.    We gave baby blankets to a parent of one of our DFUMC Preschoolers and also to our former Youth Paster.