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Women Make Blankets for Those in Need

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It's become a tradition.. every Wednesday, a group of women meet at Touchmark to make fleece blankets for those in need.

"It was way too much for me to tie myself so I asked them if they would like to begin a project and help me tie those blankets," Dianne Schaeffer said.

It's now been a year and a half and these hands aren't slowing down anytime soon.

"We have made about 300 blankets," Schaeffer said.

"It's an easy project. It's something you can do for the community that really doesn't take a lot of effort, and yet it's doing a lot of good," Caroleene Jorgensen said.

Each piece of fabric is cut, tied and folded.. around 15 every Wednesday during the winter.

"We see a great need in our community and we felt that blankets are something that provide warmth and comfort... so it is an opportunity to minister to those that are needy and we just felt really good about it," Schaeffer said.

Once they're finished the ladies deliver the blankets to centers that distribute them to those in need.

This Wednesday, it's the Bismarck Early Childhood Education Program.

"With North Dakota winters I mean the blankets are just warm and cosy and fuzzy and they're very kid friendly, beautiful fabrics and colors," Mary MacArthur, BECEP Parent Family Engagement Coordinator, said.

It just goes to show, a few friends, a little labor and a quick delivery are all it takes to help improve a community and wrap someone in love.

"It gives us a good feeling to be able to do this," Schaeffer said.

The ladies also donate the blankets to organizations like Carrie's Kids, the Abused Adult Resource Center, and Youth Works.

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