Tie One On Day™ – November 26, 2014

TIE ONE ON DAY™ Give from the heart on Wednesday – then give thanks on Thursday. This Thanksgiving Eve, Tie One On (an apron of course!) and bring joy to the life of someone in need.

Participation is easy and uplifting. Simply wrap a loaf of bread or baked good in an apron and tuck an encouraging note or prayer into the pocket; then present your offering to a neighbor, friend or person in your community who could benefit from your gesture of kindness. Tie One On – and put the “give” back into Thanksgiving.

“Women clad in aprons have traditionally prepared the Thanksgiving meal, and it is within our historical linkage to share our bounty.” EllynAnne Geisel

Tie One On Day™ is a win-win, for the participant and the receiver. And by embracing TOOD, you will make someone else’s day brighter.

For Info: EllynAnne Geisel
605 W. 17th St.
Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 545-5704
E-mail: ellynanne@apronmemories.com
Web: www.apronmemories.com

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Founded in 2002 by Katy & Philip Leakey, the Leakey Collection is a Fair Trade company built upon a commitment to create lifelong entrepreneurial opportunities for rural Kenyan women without disrupting their culture or environment. The Leakeys have dedicated their lives to introducing sustainable, high-quality skin care products to the West in order to connect socially conscious people around the world with rural communities in East Africa.

In harmony with all Leakey Collection products, the production of Marula Oil provides rural women an essential sustainable source of income with which they feed, clothe, and educate their families.

Proud Member of the Fair Trade Association and Green America
TOODay Giveaway: Marula Oil, Facial Lotion and Cleansing Lotion
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Welcome to Chaps, first conceived when I was a little cowgirl in Montana, where I was nurtured, encouraged and championed by my two loving grandparents. They remain very much alive today within the decor, the food and the warmth I remember so vividly.

I designed, built and furnished the cafe with materials, art and objects from my family's homestead in order to evoke special meaning and memories. I am proud to serve you in the same aprons my grandmother wore while caring for her own family. Chaps proudly sponsors Tie One On Day™ and its mission of putting the "give" back into Thanksgiving.
Contact:
Celeste Shaw, owner
4237 South Cheney Spokane Road
Spokane, Washington 99224
Telephone: 509-624-4182
Email: mychaps@msn.com
Website: www.chapsgirl.com

Country Woman magazine
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Contact:
Lori Lau Grzybowski
Editor, Country Woman magazine
Telephone(414) 423-3725
Email: Lori_Grzybowski@rd.com
Website: CountryWomanMagazine.com

TOODay Giveaway: a one-year’s subscription to Country Woman magazine

Country Woman magazine is a bimonthly publication with more than one million readers that reads like a chat with a good friend over a cup of coffee. Published since 1970 for women who love the country way, Country Woman magazine celebrates their diversity, strength and spirit.

Each issue features a large food section filled with mouth-watering, down-home recipes for today’s cooks, including winning recipes for the issue’s contest. There are also ideas for easy and frugal country decorating, casual entertaining, fun and appealing crafts, garden tips, lifestyle stories, health advice, puzzles, and nostalgia, as well as profiles of women doing amazing things.
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At last! Stylish bicycle accessories for ladies that says “chic French girl” – not “Tour de France.”

Allison Lucien launched Eleanor’s NYC in April 2012, following her quest for high-quality, fashionable accessories to add style to her ride. Lost in a sea of unflattering spandex bike shorts, tired of heavy metal racks and baskets, she was inspired to create Eleanor’s NYC as a central shopping experience for the fashion-savvy biker. Online, you’ll find helmets that are cute, not clunky, clothes you can bike to a party in and still be the best-dressed person there, classic and inventive basketry, skirt guards and all the more.
Contact:
Alison Lucien
Email: hello@eleanorsnyc.com
Telephone: (347) 762-4535
Website: http://www.eleanorsnyc.com
TOODay Giveaway: Bird Industries Bicycle Skirt Garter
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Bernina
Contact:
Alice D. Voss, Marketing Manager
BERNINA of America
Phone: (630) 978-2500 ext:517
Email: avoss@berninausa.com
Website: www.berninausa.com
TOODay Giveaway: a BERNINA Retro tote filled with Sewing Goodies: Fabric Fat Quarters, Sewing Rulers, A Swiss Sewing Essential knife, a Sewing book and more!
BERNINA is a fourth generation family-owned company. Swiss precision is at the heart of every product they make. Their products are known for Quality, Innovation and Design. With innovative features that make sewing easier, BERNINA emphasizes ergonomic design that lets you focus on your project and not the machine.

BERNINA’s nationwide network of fully trained independent dealerships provides the highest standard of service, beginning with free guide classes after purchase. Find a BERNINA store near you at www.berninausa.com/dealer.

BERNINA of America introduced the WeAllSew.com blog for sewing enthusiasts of all ages who share their love of sewing through ideas, projects, patterns and tips. The WeAllSew blog offers a place for sewers, embroiderers and quilters to connect with fellow enthusiasts and sewing experts. Readers will also find tutorials, easy step-by-step instructions, new product information and inspirational ideas, including ways to help sewers step up to the next level. Find your next sewing idea on WeAllSew.com. With topics running the gamut on all things sewing, quilting, embroidery and crafting, you are sure to find something to spark your creativity.
2013 giveaway includes swiss sewing knife

Simplicity
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TOODay Giveaway: the Deluxe Sidewinder
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Simplicity began selling patterns in 1927 and continues to sell patterns today to consumers looking for the most current looks to sew. Simplicity Creative Group is dedicated to encouraging and supporting your creativity with high quality, fun to use products, projects and services. Our family of well known craft, sewing, knitting, hobby and home decorating brands includes: Simplicity®, Pattern Company, Wrights®, Conso®, Boye® Needle, E-Z Quilting®, and British Trimmings.
Contact:
Deborah Kreiling
Phone: 212.372.0696
Email: dkreiling@simplicity.com
Website: www.simplicity.com

My Memories has a quickly growing collection of fresh and unique digital scrapbooking kits, as well as My Memories Suite, the #1 rated digital scrapbook software out there and so much more. Not only is it affordable and fun, it’s also extremely easy to create the perfect scrapbooking page or a customized printable or even a facebook timeline header. Whether you’re new to digital scrapbooking or a seasoned pro, My Memories Suite is the perfect digital scrapbooking software to use.

We have weekly giveaways and challenges on our blog www.mymemoriesblog.com and an active facebook page http://www.facebook.com/MyMemoriesFans . Please stop by and say hello, share your projects, ask questions and get inspired!
Contact:
Telephone: 1-877-463-6924
Website: www.mymemories.com
TOODay Giveaway: My Memories Suite v4 and two Gift Certificates
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Craftsy.com is the leading online social crafting platform, offering over 95 HD-quality classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, food, jewelry and more. Since its launch in June 2011, hundreds of thousands of students from more than 200 countries have enrolled in Craftsy classes, connected with fellow crafters, learned from award-wining experts and received great deals on supplies.

Craftsy.com allows you to watch your classes from anywhere, at any time, from any device with an internet connection and to easily interact with instructors and classmates. Access to your classes never expires. Pick one, learn it, make it. What will YOU learn today?
Contact:
Karleen Mercuri
Email: karleen@sympoz.com
Telephone: 303.997.0345
Website: www.sympoz.com | www.craftsy.com

National Association of Baby Boomer Women &    
Boomer Women Speak

National Association of Baby Boomer Women
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The National Association of Baby Boomer Women is the only association devoted to addressing issues concerning 38 million of the healthiest, wealthiest, and best educated generation of women to ever hit midlife, baby boomer women.
Contact:
Anne L. Holmes, APR – “Boomer in Chief”
Email: Anne@NABBW.com or Anne@BoomerCo.com
Telephone: 563-823-8429 or 877-BOOMERZ
Websites: www.NABBW.com, www.BoomerWomenSpeak.com, www.BoomerLifestyle.com , www.BoomerCo.com
TOODay Giveaway: a NABBW One-Year Membership

IceMilk Aprons
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    TOODay Giveaway: Beauty in Brie waist apron
Ashley Leckey Schoenith is a seventh-generation Floridian with a deep love and appreciation for her Southern roots. In 2007, Ashley founded IceMilk Aprons, a gourmet line of heirloom aprons, as a creative collaboration with her Grandmother, Cecile Marcoux, a masterful seamstress and delightful hostess.

Each IceMilk apron comes with its very own heirloom kit – a heritage tag, an apron story, and three blank recipe cards – perfectly preserved within a jam jar. IceMilk Aprons was selected as a "Top Holiday Gift of 2010" by Martha Stewart.
Contact:
Ashley Leckey Schoenith, heirloom designer
Email: ashley@icemilkaprons.com
Telephone: 866.486.3622
Website: icemilkaprons.com

MikWright is a nationally known greeting card company founded in 1991 by friends Phyllis Wright-Herman and Tim Mikkelsen, better known as the "Wright" and "Mik" of MikWright. In addition to 2000 independent retailers nationwide, the MikWright brand can be found on licensed products with High Cotton, TF Publishing, Design Design and Andrews McMeel Publishing. MikWright's feature credits include Donny Deutsch's "The Big Idea", CNBC Power Lunch, Seattle PM Magazine and numerous national and regional publications.

When MikWright "ties one on," it usually involves vodka and olives. Accordingly, MikWright is a proud sponsor and supporter of "Tie One on Day™" and EllynAnne Geisel, author of The Apron Book.
Contact:
Phyllis Wright-Herman
Telephone: 704-335-0695
Email: phyllis@mikwright.com
Website: www.mikwright.com
TOODay Giveaway: a MikWright Gift Basket MikWright Gift Basket for NTOOD
Nancy Zieman is host and executive producer of Sewing With Nancy, a popular PBS production for over 20 years in partnership with Wisconsin Public Television. Founder of Nancy’s Notions, a direct mail business, Nancy is an author and a designer for The McCall Pattern Company and Clover Needlecraft. Nancy is a frequent guest and presenter at sewing and quilting events nationwide, where she shares her knowledge, skill and love of sewing.
Contact:
Deanna Springer
Telephone: 920.356.9506
Email: springer@ziemanproductions.com
Website: http://www.nancyzieman.com
TOODay Giveaway: Nancy Zieman’s 5-1/8” Bordeaux Ultimate Scissors 130 by Clover

The Bordeaux Ultimate Scissors are sharp to the point for clean and precise cuts every time. Innovative technology ensures a fine cut and surpassed durability. Easy grip, little pressure and precise cuts! Bordeaux Ultimate Scissors have an ambidextrous handle, perfect for righties and lefties!


Creative Machine Embroidery
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Creative Machine Embroidery imparts machine embroidery enthusiasts of every age and skill level with the tools they need and the inspiration they crave to further their craft. Visit our site for free downloadable designs! And sign up for our newsletter full of tips from the experts at CME.
Contact:
Ellen March, Editor
Phone: 303.215.5636
Email: emarch@ckmedia.com
Website: www.ckmedia.com
Sew News
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SewNews is published six times a year by CK Media. For almost 30 years, SewNews has specialized in presenting sewing ideas, inspirations and techniques to our readers. We're devoted to filling each issue of our magazine with fun features--from garment construction to quick-to-make gifts--and now you'll find home dec how-tos and step-by-step instructions on current creative trends. SewNews is Sew Real. Sew Informative. Sew Inspiring.
TOODay Giveaway: a One-Year Subscription to SewNews AND CME magazines

Andrews McMeel
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TOODay Giveaway: Irene Rawlings’ Sisters on the Fly books
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Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC (AMP), a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, is a leading publisher of general nonfiction trade, cookbook, gift, and humor books, publishing as many as 200 new titles annually. AMP is also the premier calendar publisher in the country.

Andrews McMeel is the proud publisher of EllynAnne’s best-selling The Apron Book, Apronisms and The Kitchen Linens Book, as well as Sisters on the Fly and Cast Iron Cooking with Sisters on the Fly by award-winning author Irene Rawlings.
Contact:
Andrea Shores
Email: ashores@amuniversal.com
Telephone: (800) 851-8923
Website: www.andrewsmcmeel.com

5 Green Boxes
www.5greenboxes.com


2 stores located in the Old South Pearl Historic District

1596 & 1570 S Pearl Street Denver, CO 80210 (303) 777-2331

5 green boxes is two, upbeat retail environments. The "small store" offers clothing, accessories, jewelry and adornment that beckon the feminine, hip, and artsy gal.

Our "big store" features in-house designed one-of-a-kind furniture, including custom work, quirky gifts for all, kitschy kitchenware, Bohemian funk, urban decor, and worldly goods.

5 green boxes exclusively offers EllynAnne’s Truly Vintage™, a one-of-a-kind gift line by Apron Memories®.

PS- We're open every day!
Contact:
Charlotte
email: info@5greenboxes.com
Website: www.5greenboxes.com
TOODay Giveaway: $20 gift certificate good at either store
5 Green Boxes

Colonial Patterns Inc
TOODay Giveaway: A scrumptious sampling of Colonial Patterns product line.
For over 70 years, Colonial Patterns has provided America's craft lovers with the widest selection of transfer patterns for use in needlework, fabric painting, wearable art, quilting, woodworking and leather crafts. Visit Colonial Patterns/Aunt Martha's website for beloved vintage transfers, along with new designs, reproduction vintage dishcloths, aprons and much more!
Contact:
Chris Price
Phone: 816-471-3313
Email: chrisprice@colonialpatterns.com
Website: www.colonialpatterns.com
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Contact:
Jody Harris
PO Box 627
Rutherford, CA 94573
Email: jody@casparestate.com
Website: http://www.casparestate.com
In 1962, sweeping views of the Napa Valley charmed our grandfather, Caspar Escher, into purchasing land in the Mayacamas Mountain range high above the Rutherford Bench. Together with our grandmother, Virginia Crowley Escher, he created a rustic getaway from San Francisco. “Pops” raised cattle, rabbits, chickens and horses and “Vee” oversaw the fruit trees, herbs and vegetable gardens. As kids, we rode on Pops’ tractor, helped farm and fix things, and explored the property. Other days we would clear trails, hunt for mushrooms and when lucky, find Indian obsidian arrowheads.

The passing of our grandfather inspired us to preserve his legacy. We rekindled our dormant grove of century-old Mission olive trees and enriched the land with fruit trees, a garden, bee hives and an idyllic vineyard. Atop those rocky hillside soils, we organically farm 13 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot vines.

We are blessed with the rich terrain to produce extra virgin olive oil and wildflower honey from our estate. Every harvest we experience the humble purity of our family's land. It is our pleasure to invite you to share it with us.

The heart of Tie One On Day reminds us of our grandparents and our blessings, and we are delighted to sponsor this day of kindness.

Jody Harris, Gingy Harris Gable
TOODay Giveaway: A 1-year Cultivar Wine Club Membership, including tasting for 6 and 4 shipments of 4 bottles each
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With a mission of Advancing Sewing as an Art and Life Skill, the American Sewing Guild has over 20,000 enthusiastic members in 138 chapters and over a 1,000 neighborhood groups throughout the country. ASG members are among the most passionate sewers you will meet. If you'd like to learn the basics of sewing, take your sewing to the next level or learn new sewing skills within a nurturing environment, join ASG! To learn more about ASG, become a member or start a group in your community, visit www.asg.org.

Read our blog and follow us on Twitter @SewingGuild
Contact:
Jennifer Kelley, Membership Administration
(713) 729-3000 Ext 110
Email: Jennifer@asg.org
Website: www.asg.org
TOODay Giveaway:
1. Tote bag made just for ASG by the Malaika Moms of Kenya (through Comfort the Children, International), some of whom were taught how to sew by ASG members, thus giving them a life skill.
2. ASG’s own DVD!! Sew-A-New, includes 12 hours of instruction for beginning and “returning” sewing enthusiasts.
3. ASG membership for one year!
TOODay American Sewing Guild

With 30 diverse art and crafting titles, Stampington & Company is your source for creative inspiration! From paper-crafting and mixed-media art to doll-making and art-to-wear, our family of publications explores a broad range of artistic media. Stampington is also the creator and publisher of apron•ology, the first magazine dedicated to the art and artistry of the apron.
Contact:
Sarah Meehan
Phone: 877.782.6737
Email: smeehan@stampington.com
Website: www.stampington.com
TOODay Giveaway: a Bundle of Stampington Goodies

Emily Ellyn is the Home Economics teacher you always wanted! She takes the retro, remixes it and makes it rad. She encourages everyone to dig through their mom's recipe boxes, dust off their pressure cookers and crock pots, and take the old and make it new through retro recipe re-dos! Emily Ellyn currently divides her time between finishing her Ph.D. in Food Service Education, teaching food and beverage classes, doing consulting work, and developing her Retro Rad culinary TV career after competing on The Food Network’s “Next Food Network Star.”
Contact:
Emily Ellyn
Retro Rad Television Personality
Telephone: (330) 958-2516
Website: www.emilyellyn.com
Emily Ellyn TOOD Giveaway:
“Farm Stand,” from the Emily Ellyn Line of Signature Aprons
Exclusively through Cupcake Provocateur!
Emily Ellyn Cupcake Provocateur apron giveaway

3 Steps to Tie One On Day™ -
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3 Steps to Tie One On Day - Wrap. Write. Deliver
Participation in Tie One on Day™ is simple. Wrap a loaf of bread or other homemade treat in an apron and tuck in a sweet note. Then tie one on...an apron, of course! and deliver the wrapped bundle to someone...a neighbor, friend or charity...without your bounty and in need of physical or spiritual sustenance, a bit of recognition or just a kind word.

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Tie One On Day™ Inspiration.
 

"Last year I found out about Tie One On Day. I love the idea of cooking something and wrapping it in an apron and giving it to a neighbor or someone who is alone.

I was very surprised when I won the Bernina Bernette! I gave it to my granddaughter because she loves to sew, and she needed to upgrade from a machine I had bought for her that only had straight stitching. She has learned so much from watching videos on youtube and is not afraid to try new things. She loves the Bernina. She even showed her older cousin how to make a pillowcase with the machine.

Again, thank you for the opportunity to win this machine. We love your aprons, and we’ll be taking part in Tie One On Day this year and every year."   Maggie Potter, Artesia, MS

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"More often, I should sit down and write a note of thanks to others who make me feel so blessed by their love and friendship. Thank you for putting into action what became a more wonderful day because I shared a loaf of bread."   Amy Bissell

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"We have Christmas traditions that have developed over the years but hadn't really found any for Thanksgiving Eve until now. Thank you! We love your Tie One On Day." Becky Smart

"I just got finished with my apron yesterday and I have to bake the bread today and tonight I will take them (along with a gift certificate at a grocery store) to a family whose dad has been out of work."   Bonnie Ellis

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"I've gotten my husband involved and we decided Tie One On Day is something we will do every year with our son as a way to give back and teach him the joy of giving."   Jennie Schaeffer

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"I raided the local second hand store for old jeans and tattered old linens to make darling jean ruffle aprons I have 6 loaves and aprons to deliver and I feel so honored to a part of such a great give-a-thon."   René Groom

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"Hood River’s local 4-H groups heard about the Oak Street Hotel’s support of Tie One On Day, and on November 11th, they are going to have a huge apron making party. Then all the kids are going to wrap their aprons around food for the local needy and deliver in some way. TOOD is starting to catch on here and we’re thrilled to be a part of that!"
Adrienne Happy, Oak Street Hotel, Hood River, OR

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"Last year we lost our home and everything in it to Hurricane Sandy. With our family scattered, we had a Thanksgiving dinner that was offered for free to survivors. In the ensuing months in our tiny rented apartment, I’ve started to sew again on a donated machine. It has been a year and our chances of going back home are bleak, but I know I can brighten someone’s day by making aprons to be included in the Thanksgiving packages that are being handed out by our church."   Christine

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"I plan to make an apron for a lady in my church who has started a group called Feed the Family. She has been giving classes in canning and ways to save on your food budget. She operates a garden cart where we can take or leave free excess produce, we are hoping to start a church community garden next spring. With the apron I will include something that I have canned all by myself!"   Angel dye

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"I LOVE sewing, wearing and giving aprons as gifts! I’m happy to join in and celebrate “TIE ONE ON THURSDAY”. My precious friend, Marian, is in a convalescent home and she will be thrilled to have a visitor bearing homemade gifts.
Blessings and thanks for this opportunity,"   Carolynn Mintz

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"I create & sell aprons for a living and TOOD is my favorite day of the year. This year, I plan on wearing one for my shift at the food bank, then leaving it behind with someone who touches my heart. Whether it’s a guest, or volunteer- someone who will carry the apron forward."   Aimee

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"I was once told that Thanksgiving was for giving thanks and gifts while Christmas was for religious renewal. It should be during Thanksgiving that gifts should be given as tokens of all the ‘thank-you’s’ you should say to those who helped you throughout the year. Giving to those in need is also a ‘thank you’ for being blessed with a kind heart and the ability to extend one’s hand in aide. I’ve tried using that lesson, giving to charities at Thanksgiving. This year I plan on donating fresh vegetables and fruits to The Mission of Citrus County. Of course I’ll have to include an apron too!"   Marcia

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"TOOD – what a clever way to recognize someone you are thankful to have in your life!! I am taking a sewing class – after an absence of 30+ years of sewing — and have found making aprons to be the most rewarding project thus far! I am making two – one for my dearest friend and the other for a new friend who has proven herself to be an “angel” over and over. One lives too far to take a baked goodie to so I will have to think of something else to “tie in” with the apron. The friend who lives nearby loves unique teas so I think some pumpkin bread, a special blend of autumn tea, and an apron will let her know how much her friendship has meant to me. Every time I “tie an apron on” myself – I hope to reflect on those I have been and am thankful for!!"   Kathy Wright

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Hood River News - 4-H’ers ‘Tie One On’   Oregon teens give from the heart::

"Since there was no school on Monday, Nov.11, due to Veterans Day, the Hood River County 4-H members gathered at the OSU Extension Building to decorate their own aprons, as well as cookies, to give to people of the community.

As 4-H Ambassadors planned for only 10 participants, they were pleasantly surprised when about 25 kids showed up, eager to help out in any way they could.

The event was created to preview the upcoming event “Tie One on Day,” on which you wrap a home-baked good in an apron and give it to a neighbor as an act of kindness. It traditionally takes place the day before Thanksgiving, to show the people around you that you are thankful for them."     Read more..

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"This TOOD is going global. My girls and I will be giving to Sole Hope, providing closed toe shoes to African children one pair at a time. I hope others will join us!"
http://www.solehope.com/who-we-are/     Priscilla Esset

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"With one of my Sandy’s Sweet Nothings aprons using donated fabric from Indygo Junction and other donated aprons I will be donating the aprons to our local Winona Area Volunteer Service Food Shelf where they put an apron into someone’s food box to wear on Thanksgiving Day! This is something that I have been doing for several years. Thank you!"   Sandy Erdman

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"I’m going to give 10 wrapped gifts boxes with an apron, art supplies and encouraging note in each to the Salvation Army Gifts for Kids."   Vanessa B