I received the following email from a church we helped to put together Xmas hampers
Hi Janice and all your wonderful Needy Stitches Angels around
On behalf of the Frankston Church of Christ and the people who were able to smile at Christmas because of your help, we say a huge Thank You for your donations to our Christmas Parcels, Baskets and Hampers appeal for 2010.
The willing response and excitement by you with late notice in the year at the challenge to make and donate all the fantastic items including the beautiful little and large homemade stockings and dolls , baskets of sweets, food, the fantastic box of toys and other items so kindly donated were excitingly received by many people giving them happiness and hope.
Along with the donations of Christmas food and general food by our own friends at our Church and our Church Food Pantry Supply along with a couple of local Supermarkets, we were able to supply over fifty hampers which helped about 150 needy people, including those living alone to families with many children, from Frankston, Langwarrin and over to Cranbourne. Nearly everyone received a little stocking(brightly knitted boot filled with chocs) which became a real treat for all ages and a little mascot.
Even though we don’t or ever will know many of the people who received these hampers as we receive the knowledge about them via privacy info, please know yourselves that through your time, generosity, love and care for people, you have touched many lives at this Christmas time. I have seen your work which is sent via Janice out into charities and organisations that continues throughout the year.
Well done to Janice for putting into action her dream she spoke to me about a couple of years ago in “Needy Stitches” and heading up what is becoming a great and well supported idea for the people of Australia.