We can do it, too

Jun 19, 2017 by

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Thanks for the great article by Phyllis Lyndaker and Rosanna M. Moser on a comforter blitz in upstate New York, resulting in about 160 comforters for Mennonite Central Committee (“Joy of Giving Multiplies Again,” June 5). I love hearing how many individuals and groups of people are saying, “I can do this, too!”
I have been collecting stories of groups and individuals who have set goals of making large numbers of comforters for MCC. Just a few:

Mary Gilbert in Goshen, Ind., a member of Assembly Mennonite Church, is piecing 70 comforter tops in her 70th year. She donates the tops directly to the MCC center in Goshen.

Jeannette Stenvers of the Netherlands organized Mennonite women in the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland to make and donate comforters when they gathered for Mennonite conferences this past winter and spring. I am not sure how many they made, but it was a sizable number they donated to MCC. She has a Facebook page dedicated to her project.

MWR is great at getting the word out!

Karen Kreider Yoder
San Francisco


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