Many of the dresses, bags and blankets were made in advance and other projects were completed that evening.
Donations were made to the following non-profits:
. “Dress a Girl Around the World” – 80 dresses
. “Big Bay Ray” – 37 Tote Bags
. “City Serve” – 330 handmade holiday card and 100 painted pumpkins.
. “Tri-Valley Haven” -66 Sewn Tote Bags with toiletries and toys
. “Ryan’s Case for Smiles” – 45 pillowcases
“Magic Yarn” 24 skeins of yarnd to be made into wigs
.”Sleep in Heavenly Peace”, “Muslim Community Center” and “Alameda County Foster Parent Association” – 90 hand tied fleece blankets
. “Hively” – Diapers, gently used clothing and toys
Speakers for the evening included Suzanne Beck from “Dress a Girl” and Gretchen Kyle, founder of “Big Bay Ray”.
Many thanks to all the loving hands who served and supported this event to help many families in our local communities. The event was sponsored by the Livermore Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
For those interested in volunteering for these and other non-profits, see www.JustServe.org
Or attend the “Make a Difference Festival” at the Pleasanton Senior Center on Sat, Jan 14, where over 40 nonprofits will have booths to explain their volunteer opportunities.