TIE ONE ON DAY™ – November 25, 2015

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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Tie One On Day™ Sponsors & Giveaways:

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 continuing supporter of EllynAnne’s national Tie One On Day.

Phyllis Wright-Herman
Telephone: 704-335-0695
Email: phyllis@mikwright.com
Website: www.mikwright.com

TOODay 2015 Giveaway: a MikWright Gift Basket

MikWright Gift Basket for NTOOD


Alice Voss-Kantor
Emal: avoss-kantor@berninausa.com

Website: www.berninausa.com

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.

We Sew It All

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.

TOODay 2015 Giveaway: a BERNINA backpack filled with goodies:

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Amy Barickman, founder and owner of Indygo Junction and The Vintage Workshop, is a leader in the sewing, needle arts, fashion pattern and retail crafting industry having released nearly 1000 sewing pattern titles, sold more than two-million patterns and published 80 books and designed fabric lines such as Crossroads Denim by Amy Barickman.

Amy’s recent book releases include The Magic Pattern Book and Amy Barickman’s Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun, books that were inspired by the wisdom of Mary Brooks Picken, a pioneer in the domestic arts and international authority on dressmaking and fashion. Mary’s sole purpose, which resonated so deeply with Amy, was to educate women, encourage their entrepreneurial spirit, and elevate the value of their work.

Through her blogs, business websites, and e-newsletters, and regular appearances on Sewing with Nancy, Amy inspires countless crafters to explore their own creative spirit and experiment with the newest sewing, fabric and crafting techniques. Amy also sits on the board of Enchanted Makeovers and has been instrumental in the success of the Sacred Sewing Room national tour.

Vintage Made Modern is Amy’s motto. She is constantly searching and collecting unique vintage pieces to inspire modern designs. In Indygo Junction’s apron collection you will find styles to suit everyone. From The Betsy Apron, a 1950’s inspired halter style, to the Easy-On Apron, which is inspired by vintage pinafores and available in adult and child sizes. A strong advocate of recycling, Indygo Junction also has upcycled patterns such as the Kitchen Shirt Tales, which is created from a man’s shirt. Visit Indygo Junction to see more inspiring apron styles.


TOODay 2015 Giveaway: Amy Barickman’s Vintage Notions, an inspirational guide and creative collection that features vintage inspired needlework, cooking, sewing, & fashion AND a pattern pack of Indygo Junction’s 15 bestselling apron patterns: Ooh La La Apron, Origami Apron, Crossback Reversible Apron, Upcycled Apron, Sixties Smock, Kitchen Shirt Tales, The Dressed Alike Apron, Easy-On Apron, Pint-Size Pinafore, Vintage V-Neck Apron, The Betsy Apron, Asymmetrical Apron, One-Yard Overlap Apron, Grow-With-Me Apron and Gathered-To-Fit Apron.

Vintage Notions book giveaway
Apron patterns

Mary Mulari learned to sew as a member of the Loon Lake 4-H Club in Palo, Minnesota. She has a bachelor of science degree in English education from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Her designs and writing have appeared in publications which include Notions, Creative Machine Embroidery and Designs in Machine Embroidery. She appears frequently as a guest on PBS television’s Sewing with Nancy. Her entertaining and inspiring seminars at sewing expositions, conventions, guilds, and stores all over the U.S. routinely sell out. She develops ideas for new publications and fabrics, tests products for the sewing industry, markets her books and patterns, and creates innovations for applique.

Mary has designed patterns for the McCall Pattern Company and her own company, Mary’s Productions. Her best-selling line of reversible apron patterns are made in the U.S.A. Mary has designed a new fabric collection, the Church Ladies Aprons, for Penny Rose Fabrics.

Mary Mulari and Mary’s Productions – Designer, Teacher, Author

Order Line: (218) 229-2804 weekdays between 9-5 PM Central Time.
Fax: (218) 229-2533 24 hours a day.

TOODay 2015 Giveaway: Two apron kits from the Church Ladies Aprons line, each kit including the panel, one yard of fabric and one fat quarter,
along with the tip sheet of how to mix and match.

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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

Jennifer Kelley, Membership Administration
(713) 729-3000 Ext 110
Email: Jennifer@asg.org
Website: www.asg.org

TOODay 2015 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!


Colonial Patterns Inc

TOODay 2015 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!

Chris Price
Phone: 816-471-3313
Email: chrisprice@colonialpatterns.com
Website: www.colonialpatterns.com


Sew News

Sew it All is a magazine and a TV show on PBS.

Visit us at sewitalltv.com and www.sewitallmag.com/


SewNews is published six times a year by Creative Crafts Group LLC. 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.

Ellen March
F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company
Editor-in-Chief, Sew News, Sew it All & Creative Machine Embroidery
Host, Sew it All TV on PBS
Email: ellen.march@fwmedia.com

sewnews.com,   sewitallmag.com,   sewitalltv.com,   cmemag.com

TOODay 2015 Giveaway: 2 packages of a compilation of 10 magazines, one for Sew News and the other for Creative Machine Embroidery


goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy

» facebook.com/IceMilkAprons

For nearly 10 years, we ran our business as IceMilk Aprons. The original company & collection were inspired by my grandmother, Cele, a masterful seamstress with a love for cooking & an art for entertaining. There isn’t a childhood visit I can remember that didn’t include her famous dinner of waffles, fresh fruit & ice milk.

As the company and the collection began to grow, the concept of the heirloom remained the leading presence behind our products and in 2015, we became heirloomed. Today, we are a company dedicated to preserving the simple things that we cherish from the past, and ensuring they live on for future generations to enjoy. That our aprons inspire made-from-scratch baking to live on, our recipe cards keep the art of beautiful handwriting alive, and our tabletop linens ensure family & friends continue to gather.

heirloomed has given our family the ability to spend more time together & to pass down our traditions from generation to generation. We hope they afford you the same luxury.


Email: info@heirloomedcollection.com
Telephone: 866.486.3622
Website: heirloomedcollection.com

TOODay 2015 Giveaway:

heirloom apron giveaway
heirloomed pacakaging

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 2015 Giveaway: 4 WINNERS to each receive 2 bottles of Cultivar Wine plus the Caspar Estate Olive Oil + Wildflower Honey Gift Box

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Descended from four generations of self-reliant ranchers in the high desert of southern Idaho, Raw Materials Design founder Janna Lufkin draws her inspiration from the unadorned beauty and rustic charm of her family’s deep roots in the American West.

Raw Materials Design offers honest, down-to-earth products for honest, down-to-earth lifestyles. Each item is an everyday workhorse, made in the USA and guaranteed to last for years without special attention, care or coddling.

In hand with sponsoring Tie One On Day, RMD is dedicated to providing meals to those in need through its charitable giving program – the Ties That Bind. A portion of every purchase made directly from Raw Materials Design goes to feed the hungry.

Personalize many of our products with a rubber stamp of one of our Barnyard Friend, Initial or Number!

Kent Lufkin
425 466-2656

Website: http://www.rawmaterialsdesign.com/

TOODay 2015 Giveaway: Get a Grip! Pair of Pot Holders and an All Purpose Kitchen Dish Towel

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Taste of Home is at heart a friendly exchange of authentic family-favorite recipes handed down over generations and shared among loved ones.

Taste of Home recipes are practical because they’re from home cooks—not gourmet chefs—and feature familiar, everyday ingredients; clear, beautiful photos; and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. And because each is individually tested by culinary experts in our Test Kitchen, Taste of Home recipes are reliable; we guarantee that you can count on success each time you prepare one.

But more than simply offering recipes, Taste of Home fosters a strong and loyal sense of community among like-minded home cooks of all ages, who share food preparation secrets and tips, humorous and heartwarming anecdotes, and glimpses into their kitchens, their homes and their lives.

Taste of Home is the world’s leading food media brand; we publish magazines, special interest recipe collections for sale at retail and grocery stores each year, dozens of cookbooks, and we host over 300 local cooking schools around the country each year.

Taste of Home is part of Reader’s Digest, the first and only media community designed to unify the voices and experience of everyday cooks and home entertainers.

Jeanne Ambrose, Editor

Website: www.tasteofhome.com

Since 1851 SCHMETZ has been the leading manufacturer of quality sewing machine needles in the world. For over 30 years Euro-Notions — a family owned business headquartered in Chicago, Illinois — has imported the home sewing industry’s most essential notion and most recognized brand of uncompromised quality — SCHMETZ Needles from Germany. SCHMETZ home sewing needles are available at quilt shops, machine dealers, and fabric stores throughout North America.

Inspired to SEW is a monthly digital magazine curated by SCHMETZ that tweaks your creative spark through interviews with sewing stars, fabric designers, authors, teachers, sewing enthusiasts and bloggers from around the world — all sharing their behind-the-curtain moments of inspiration. EllynAnne and Tie One On Day are featured in the November issue! Read current and archived issues at: http://www.schmetzneedles.com/archived-digital-magazines/#sthash.pcMRQ7Sn.dpuf
SCHMETZ looks forward to sponsoring Tie One On Day™ and promoting gestures of kindness be adopted by our stores through TOODay projects.


TOODay 2015 Giveaway: An assortment of Schmetz goodies

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?

Tim & The Craftsy Team

Website: http://www.craftsy.com/

TOODay 2015 Giveaway: Craftsy inspiration!

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.

Deanna Springer
Telephone: 920.356.9506
Email: springer@ziemanproductions.com
Website: http://www.nancyzieman.com

TOODay 2015 Giveaway:
50 Tried and True Sewing & Quilting Tips from Nancy Zieman and Friends -as seen on the television show, Sewing With Nancy on PBS.

Nancy Zieman’s Clover’s 5-1/4” Ultimate Scissors plus yardage to get you sewing (from EllynAnne’s fabric cache)

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Country Woman magazine

» www.facebook.com/CountryWomanMag

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

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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3 Steps to Tie One On Day™ –

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.

Tie One On Day™ Notecard

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Tie One On Day™ Inspiration.

“This year is the first Thanksgiving without my mother. She passed away in April at 88 years of age. I am going to try to bring back family traditions with my daughter an granddaughters this year in getting them to drop their busy lives for one day and cook together and remember what we are truly thankful for. Giving up the digital stuff for just one day and really talking with one another. My mom would really love that, all the family together creating a meal. And of course that means I will make us all new aprons as well as one to give away with a great wrapped inside.”   Cyndy Lacey

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“I am filling shopping bags with fresh boxes of crayons, construction paper, stickers, stamps and stamp pads, glitter, glue, watercolor paints, paint brushes, beads, confetti, etc., and am going to head over to the local branch of the public library. Let the kids have a good time like I used to! I can’t wait to see all the handprint turkey pictures posted in the window!!!”   Debra S

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 “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