2014 Fleece Scarves For The Homeless in Jacksonville, FL

2014 Fleece Scarves For The Homeless in Jacksonville, FL

From Michelle Chance-Sangthong

Please visit https://fundly.com/scarves-hats-gloves-for-the-homeless to donate for the 2015 Campaign. THANK YOU!

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10 days ago

So delighted to be included on the news this year. This news story linked to last year's campaign. The new link is https://fundly.com/scarves-hats-gloves-for-the-homeless. THANK YOU.

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To donate for 2015 -- please visit our new campaign -- https://fundly.com/scarves-hats-gloves-for-the-homeless

This is our 2014 Campaign. 

Last week I saw a story about a knitter in Ontario who made scarves and left them around for folks who may be cold and stuck outdoors. 

While it's not nearly as cold here in Jacksonville, FL, we have been having below freezing temperatures. I thought, "Hmmm, I can make a difference - even in a small way." So I made some no-sew fleece scarves and left them around the areas where we have a larger homeless population.

With this small fundraiser, I would be able to purchase enough material to make 100 more fleece scarves. 

If the goal of $335 is exceeded, all the extra funds will go to make even more scarves!

Thanks for considering it. 

Warmest Regards, 

Michelle 

 

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Michelle Chance-Sangthong posted a new update:
10 days ago

Update #6

So delighted to be included on the news this year. This news story linked to last year's campaign. The new link is https://fundly.com/scarves-hats-gloves-for-the-homeless. THANK YOU.

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Michelle Chance-Sangthong posted a new update:
about 1 year ago

Final Fleece Run ...

WE DID IT... Well, YOU DID IT. Your donations have funded more than 400 scarves. This morning I made my final run to the fabric store and when these are completed we will have given more than 400 scarves.

IT'S SPREADING.

Young DANIEL is making scarves in Canton, GA - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyxXu1V84bo

Barb is making scarves in DENVER, CO.

Shawna is making scarves in MICHIGAN.

I have other folks who have contacted me privately who are making a difference with scarves, blankets, and other gifts in their own communities.

My heart is overflowing.

In the Jacksonville area scarves have been distributed from Neptune Beach to Orange Park.

I'm even mailing a few Arizona by special request.

Yesterday my cousin brought her children to go scarf bombing with us and her daughter was able to personally give a scarf to someone who needed it, and he was VERY GRATEFUL. And her Mom says it made a big impact on this little girl. HOORAY. You made that happen.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

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Michelle Chance-Sangthong posted a new update:
about 1 year ago

More Fabric To Cut, More Warmth To Share

You are wonderful! THANK YOU so very much. I'll be putting the finishing cuts on the current fleece tonight.

I still have to run to the fabric store for MORE FABRIC, because you all are SO AWESOME. We have turned on the A/C for now, but by Thursday again, we're expecting over night temps in the 40 and 50's, so these scarves will come in handy again before we know it.

Would you like to help SCARF BOMB? Just send me a message through this link https://fundly.com/scarves#contact

THANK YOU!!!

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Michelle Chance-Sangthong posted a new update:
about 1 year ago

You Have Made Me Speechless, well, nearly speechless.

When I started this, I hoped to have your help in making 100 scarves. To date, because of YOU, we could 'scarf bomb' and hand out 101 scarves - in addition to the 15 I did that got the media's attention.

I am truly touched by your generosity, warmth, and caring. THANK YOU!

With just a few days left we now have raised enough money for nearly 250 scarves. And I am just blown away.

Yesterday we "scarf bombed" and handed out scarves all around the urban core: Trinity Rescue Mission, City Rescue Mission, RAM, Treaty Oak, Southbank at Friendship Fountain, Main Street Bridge, Northbank at the Times Union Center, Riverside Park, and Bold Bean. The last few were handed to a man at a bus stop, a family who spoke no English, and a gentleman walking by on the Westside. We were met with appreciation and 'thank you's. One woman said, "Oh really? Thank you I've been wanting a scarf, thank you." And she waved wildly as we drove away.

YOU MADE THIS HAPPEN. There have been posts saying that I've done this, but that's not true, I am not alone in this. I've done the cutting and the distributing, but it is YOU that really made it happen. YOU drove this past 15 scarves, YOU tweeted and shared and reposted. YOU got others interested. YOU kept the story alive. YOU donated money. YOU made the difference. And I am truly grateful.

Thank YOU!

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Michelle Chance-Sangthong posted a new update:
about 1 year ago

39 Scarves and An Amazing Day #FundlyGivesBack

Today I took a trip to JoAnn, to begin purchasing fleece to make scarves.

39 scarves were distributed around Jacksonville, FL.

We drove to Jacksonville Beach and left some at Oceanfront Park, The Amphitheater, on the Surfer statues in front of City Hall, and at the Jacksonville Pier. We tried to give scarves to 3 different people there, but no one would take them. 

We then drove downtown and left scarfs on bus benches and handed them out to people in Hemming Plaza, Main Street Park, and behind the Sulzbacher Center.  One person even leapt from the car they're living in to ask for a scarf, barefooted, in the cold. 

Hours have passed, I am in my warm home and I am still cold. 
I was only outside, in and out of a warm car for a couple of hours. I have an even greater appreciation for the simple blessing of warmth.

Thank you for helping me have that appreciation.

Now I'm off to make more scarves and so together we can reach more people tomorrow.

Good Night and Thank you!

Still want to help? #FundlyGivesBack. You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/scarves

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Michelle Chance-Sangthong posted a new update:
about 1 year ago

WOW! You all are amazing!

We are already at 25% of goal and it's not run on the news yet. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Help me reach my campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/scarves

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