Direct your Thrivent Choice Dollars to Bundles of Love!
Bundles of Love Charity is a participating organization in the Thrivent Choice charitable grant program. Thrivent members who have eligible Thrivent products may designate Choice Dollars to an approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Thrivent members may verify their eligibility to participate in Choice Dollars, by visiting www.thrivent.com/thriventchoice or call
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Sam Snell - Fundraising Director
Sam Snell has joined the Board as Director of Fundraising. Sam is a familiar face from Fall Fundraising Events as well as being seen around the New Brighton work group location. We appreciate his willingness to lead this important function for Bundles of Love Charity. Sam can be reached at the firstname.lastname@example.org email or directly…
Andover/Ham Lake Work Group has new location
Beginning in March, St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Oak Grove will be the new location for the Andover/Ham Lake Work Group. The calendar on the web site has been updated with this new information. Ruth Nelson will continue as the leader at the new location.
Welcome New Board Member Amy Hutsell
Bundles of Love Charity would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest Board Member, Amy Hutsell. She will be filling the position of Director Organizational Effectiveness. We appreciate her willingness to share her talents and expertise with us. Amy is included on the email@example.com email or can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. …
Thank you UHC Eden Prairie employee!
United Health Care Eden Prairie Office employees crocheted items for our Bundles of Love babies. Included were 7 afghans, 256 baby hats, along with a yarn donation. Thank you so very much!.
Bundles Boot Camp - Amazing
Burnsville developed this Boot Camp to allow people an opportunity to try new things on sergers and on sewing machines. There were 10 new people to Bundles of Love that attended this event. Volunteers that attended started with some serger basics on wash cloths and burp cloths, then moved to t-shirts, gowns, diaper bags and…
Perspective of Bundles Delivered
3,761 Bundles delivered in 2016
313 Bundles delivered per month
72 Bundles delivered per week
10 Bundles delivered per day
1 Bundle delivered every 140 (2 hours, 20 minutes)
New Work Group Location - Woodbury
We are pleased to announce a "new" work group location. Ladies from Woodbury Crossroads Church have been meeting and helping Bundles of Love for a few years. Current leader, Courtney Hawkinson, has decided to make it an official open site and wanted to extend their group to anyone else interested. Courtney can be reached by…
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Can You Help Cut Fabric?
We are looking for individuals who would be interested in learning how to cut fabric. We have the fabric and our patterns for newborn garments and now are in need of hands to help . Please check out the 'locations page' to find a work group near you.
Thank you Girl Scouts
A large group of Girl Scouts were at the Burnsville work group location on Saturday, January 7. They helped pack diapers, assemble flannel sets and accomplished other tasks that help the Bundles of Love volunteers as they assemble bundles.
We appreciate our youth volunteers!
Bundles Bingo on New Year's Day
Burnsville workgroup gathered to celebrate the New Year. Volunteers won prizes for sewing a Bingo and two people did a Bundle Bingo Blackout (25 items). It was wonderful to see everyone try new things and together made a total of 142 items for the January bundles.
Young Adults Provide Service
Over the holiday break, we had young ladies who completed their service credits for their College requirement. Francie, Christena and Katie spent several hours snapping sleepers and buntings, as well as completing some bundle assembly. We couldn't help as many families as we do without the generous service of many, many people. THANK YOU ALL!
Thank you BCBS
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN employees volunteer their time through company program of Heart and Hands group. The babies benefit from these volunteers who make a variety of baby items for us. A special THANK YOU to Deb Daggett, who helps coordinate this group
Thomson Reuters Volunteers
Volunteers from Thomson Reuters Crafting for Kids employee volunteer group make baby items all year long and thenhave an annutal send-off. We received 289 baby items (12 sweaters, 3 hats, 3 booties, 85 toys, 13 afghans, 53 wash cloths, 55 burp clothes, 10 diaper bags, 23 fleece blankets, 7 quilts, 3 receiving blankets, 5 sheets…
Quilts for New Brighton
Dorine Nowak and Ruth Wischnefski shared their quilt creations with New Brighton. Ruth donated 22 quilts and Dorine donated 18 this month. They also donated several quilts made by Ruth's niece.
Jack Morrow with Quilt #300
Jack Morrow has been making quilts for Bundles of Love Charity for many year. He also has made quilts for a group called Quilts of Valor in Arizona. Jack's 300th quilt made with 300 squares is front and center in the photo. Thank you Jack for the many quilts you've made and given to Bundles…
Apple Valley Senior Project
Shelby, a student at School for Environmental Studies in Apple Valley, chose Bundles of Love Charity which required service to the community and an environmental connection. To benefit the encironment, she collected used t-shirts to "up-cycle" into baby items. She also engaged the school's knitting/crocheting club. Ruth Volk helped mentor Shelby to create items that…
Pilar, mother of Aria posted on our FB page "Words cannot expresss how amazing Bundles of Love is! My precious Aria was born not breathing at 27 weeks. I wasn't allow to hold my sweet 1 lb 13 oz baby for the first few days. Heartbroken, stressed, and beyond exchausted I came back into our…