Sydney's Story - Levine Children's Hospital Blanket Drive

Levine Children's Hospital Blanket Drive
(January 19, 2016 )

Sydney Karre’s Story

Levine Blanket Drive

Hello congregation. My name is Sydney Karre. I am currently a senior at Newton-Conover High School, and during March-April of 2014, I was hospitalized due to serious complications that resulted from an autoimmune disease. While in the hospital, I received a beautiful handmade blanket. In a time plagued with fear and unpredictability, such a tangible token of love and security gave me a fresh sense of hope and optimism; it changed things for me. The fact that a complete stranger would spend so much time making something so beautiful for me really touched my heart and inspired me to do the same for others. Because of this experience, I have organized a blanket drive for the Levine Children’s Hospital, which will be our church’s mission focus for the month of January. For the drive, we will be making 50 blankets to deliver to the oncology/hematology unit and the intensive care unit at the hospital. Details for the two events are listed below.  Please come out and join me.  I look forward to leading us as we embark on this project!



Baked Spaghetti Benefit Supper for the Levine Blanket Project
Please mark your calendar to join us on the evening of Saturday, January 30th for a delicious, home-cooked spaghetti dinner. All proceeds will go towards raising the necessary funds to create the fifty blankets for the Levine Children’s Hospital Blanket Drive. Help make a difference in the life of a critically-ill child while enjoying a delectable meal. Serving is from 5:30-7:30pm and includes, Baked Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread, Beverage and Dessert.  A free will offering will be collected.   

Blanket Making Day for the Levine Blanket Drive
Do you…
  Enjoy being creative?
  Like volunteering?
  Need Service hours?
  Want to make a lasting difference in the life of a critically-ill child?
Then mark your calendar for January 30th! On this day, we will be creating the fifty fleece no-sew blankets for the Levine Blanket Drive Project. All are welcome and encouraged to attend--no experience required! Simply bring a good pair of fabric scissors (if you have any) and an eager spirit, ready to serve! Hope to see you there at 2:30pm on the 30th in the Family Life Center of Concordia Lutheran Church!