Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Help for children affected by the wildfires in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

We have gotten the following message from Michelle Currey, the owner of Sew Notions in Jasper, TN.  She and Bill Klingensmith at Bernina Quilt and Sew are collecting Christmas stockings and small gifts to distribute to some of the children who have been affected by the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg wildfires.  If you would like to help, here's the details:

Good morning everyone. This is Michelle Currey from Sew Notions in Jasper, TN.  We are working on a project for the kids in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and other areas. If you could help with this we would be so very thankful. If you want to bring something you can drop it off at Bernina Sew and Quilt Studio on 153 and Shallowford or at my shop in Jasper. All donations will be picked up on December 15th. And shipped out on the 19th. Please find it within your means to help. My goal is 20 stockings and 20 gift cards to either Lowes,  Home Depot or Ace Hardware. Thank you.

Hi ya all. I am sure that you have heard about the Wildfires here in Gatlinburg and surrounding cities, Pigeon Forge being one of them. 
There are loads of kids here who will have no Christmas unless we help.
I would like to ask you to make a Christmas Stocking and if you can afford it, to put a few little goodies in it and send it to me. 
The organizations here have their hands full and I will in conjunction with the coordinators here, distribute these to kids mainly in the motels and temporary housing around here. If the stockings are empty, there is one group who will fill them and distribute them as well. We are not fussy, just need to get these kids something for Christmas. 
Any amount you can afford to make and send would be a blessing to these kids. 
The schools are asking for school supplies, hand sanitizer , crayons, markers, ink pens, pocket tissues, erasers, chap stick, pencil boxes, etc. But any thing that would suit a kindergarten on up to 8th grade. Please keep the gifts in the same age group should you be able to stuff the stocking. 
Thanks and I hope this is OK to post here. 
Be sure to enter a note with your name and address or your fb page so that we can send you a thank you.
My name is
Kitten Rice (The Old Time Quilt Bee)
1013 Mill Creek Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863