The Wrapped in Love Board would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has so generously supported our mission to comfort cancer patients. We are pleased to share that we have distributed over 4,000 handmade blankets in the Pittsburgh and Austin areas.
2013 was a very exciting year…..We would like to thank our extraordinary Blanket Brigade Volunteers for their generous hearts and ongoing labor of love. The Academy of Angels for their love and ongoing support. The Hillman Cancer Center for hosting a blanket- making drive and a blanket- making day at Hillman. Special thanks to Danielle Scott and Amber Sowers. It was an inspirational day! The Carlynton Junior National Honor Society and Ms. Edy. For choosing WIL as their service project again this year. It was fun day! The Women’s Lutheran Missionary Group for choosing WIL as their service project. Clearview Credit Union for hosting a workshop, “Getting All Wrapped Up.” Dell Children’s Medical Center for hosting a children’s blanket – making day. The Quilting Friends, Robin Gerkin and Marsha Tharp for your continued support, we are thankful. The Three River Quilters for choosing WIL again this year as one of their service projects, we are very grateful. The SUWA ladies for making blankets and supporting us again this year. To the Crafton Library and Linda Sheariss for all the tireless baking and delicious goodies, all the bakers for our First WIL Bake Sale which was a Big success. Carol Hetrick and Lou Tucci for their ongoing labor of love. Linda Sheariss for setting a goal of making one blanket a day and far exceeding that goal by making 400! Linda, we are so very grateful! To all of the individuals so generously contributed and the all of the Corporate sponsors. Clean Slate, Inc. Brian Kirk and Courtney Harding we truly appreciate your ongoing support. Thank you, Gallery by Jeana Marino for your support of our mission. Beechwood Ave Entertainment Catering for your support and delicious food again at our holiday party. All of the wonderful hospital staff and nurses who help to distribute the blankets thank you all for helping us to spread love! Special thanks to Pat Radford and Linda Sheariss, my angel elves for all their help throughout the year! Shout out thanks to Lisa Beck, Rachel Brownlow, Ashley Pitts, Cristina Donoso and Michelle Organ. You ladies Rock!
This year ends with the excitement of the publishing of my book “How to Float When You’re About to Sink.” A love story of unconditional love, unruffled faith and cancer. It is the story of my husband Jim’s cancer journey and Wrapped in Love. I hope that you enjoy the book and if you would like to share a comment or purchase a copy you can go online at www.darvinaemmerich.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, www.amazon.com and www.balboapress.com A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Wrapped in Love. Special thanks to Cindie Nicola my editor and dear friend. I am so very grateful for all your help and support.
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
We look forward to continued growth and wrapping up more patients in love in 2014!
May you have a blessed holiday season and a very healthy and Happy New Year!
The Wrapped in Love Board