You brought in 69 items in March 2017. We also received yarn from Joanne Cyr. Thank you all so much!

I actually missed our March meet-up because I was on vacation, but Amy snapped this great shot of you all and sent it my way so I wouldn't miss you too much!

Earlier in the month, we received a big bag of yarn via Cathy Higgins. She contacted us by email and told us her story.

This is wonderful timing that I learned about Team Yarn.  Our Mother was a crocheter and past away from cancer a few years.  My younger sister took her yarn, but decided it is more than she can use.  So she asked me if I knew a place to donate the yarn.  My sister is fighting cancer herself.

We were delighted by the large bag of yarn! Thank you!! And, recognizing the toll cancer takes, we sent Cathy with a beautiful blanket to give to her sister to keep her warm and cozy while going through her treatments.

"Thank you Linda Krannich for the beautiful afghan. Attached is a picture of me with the afghan."

Carol Higgins
2 time Cancer Survivor

A few notes of thanks...

These came in recently, and we wanted to be sure that you, our hardworking volunteers, got a chance to read them.

From HealthEast Care Center (Woodwinds and St. John's)

From North Memorial - Humphrey Cancer Center

From volunteer Sandi Fischer

From the Minneapolis VA

There are a lot of things that happen behind the scenes at Team Yarn. We like to keep track of every hat that comes through, so we tag them, photograph them and post them to a photo album on Facebook. While much of the tagging happens at home by our regular volunteers or during our Team Yarn meetings, there are always extra items that need to be tagged before a drop-off. Much of that work is done by Amy and Aurora -- with some help from Josey and I from time to time. Amy also keep meticulous records in a few Google documents, tracking which type of time came in from who and in what month. Conversely, she tracks how many items we donate to each location and when. And then we share the numbers with you once a year at our annual anniversary gathering. Click here for more on our anniversaries.