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Mini Kits for UMC in Vegas  2017 
If any of you would like to help out making or purchasing simple items for some newborn kits, here are the items needed, with my mailing address :)

PLEASE tell your friends about this too.kit

Items needed for each UMC mini-newborn kit: 

13”-14” circ, 5" - 6" tall newborn hats
 3.5” booties
 6" - 7” cotton or bamboo washcloths
 Ivory soap 
 2 newborn disposable diapers for each kit 
 1-qt ziplock
 1 28" - 34" blanket or tied lite-weight quilt (+ fleece is ideal-- great Eagle project!)

6" squares you can make for blankets!! We need these by May 20th at the latest!

These are for mini-kits plus a blanket! 

FREE PATTERNS you may use to make these items:

And here are NEW beginners crocheted hat, booties, washcloth patterns!

This is an ongoing project. Please mail items to:

Bev Qualheim (Crafting Angels) 
PO Box 427 
Logandale NV 89021-0427 USA


UMC Newborn Mini Kits 2017

RED = not enough yet    GREEN = Hurrah we have plenty!
See what we need below...

Looks like we will be able to do 2 assemblies this year!  One in JULY and one in November.  Deadline for July assembly is June 30th.

Totals updated April 24, 2017

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♥  Hats  - (150)  (extra hats, booties etc. will go to Mesa View Hospital in Mesquite NV) 150
♥  Booties  (150 pairs) 150
♥  Washcloths  (150)  -- need! 80
♥  Blankets    (150)  -- really need! 31
 Soap   (150 bars of Ivory soap)   165
♥  Disposable Diapers  (300)    297
♥  1 qt. Ziplocks  (150)   190
♥  6" - 12" squares for blankets --  in baby colors 121
Not for the kits, but UMC can use Preemie hats to fit 2 lbs to 5 lb babies.  33
Photos of our 2016 Assembly

UMC items for kits

Our November 14, 2016 meeting was just wonderful.  8 of us assembled 201 complete kits, 75 partial kits as we ran out of soap.  The partial kits had a hat, booties, diapers and a blanket.  :)  Plus we had several hats leftover to just donate separately.  We ended up with well over 300 items to give to new moms, many of whom are in need.

2016 assembly
For all of you who made and sent things for our recent Mini-Kit assembly, here is a letter I received in a card December 2016 from UMC hospital in Vegas. :) 
 "Dear Crafting Angels,
Just a little note to express our gratitude for the generosity. Your newborn kits, blankets and hats, are greatly appreciated. Our families are so happy to have new items for their babies. Please know you are touching many lives.

Kindest regards,
Eliana C. on behalf of UMC's HM dept. "

Our Dec 11, 2015 meeting was amazingly fun and we assembled 115 magical kits!
UMC was thrilled and sent sweet card thanking everyone!

"Dearest Crafting Angels,
We wanted to drop you a note of gratitude.  We are overwhelmed with your generosity.  Your donations of layettes, baby clothes, blankets and hats among other items) will be sent to the hospital.  I am sure many new families will have new baby items because of your contributions.  Happy Holidays!  We appreciate you!  Sincerely Amy Runge, RN on behalf of UMC's FRC."

Thank you for helping to keep BevsCountryCottage online!

* COPYRIGHT: All content is copyrighted to original creators as stated on their patterns. You may provide a direct LINK to the patterns on my pages, but you may NOT post actual full patterns anywhere in any media form. Any items made from patterns to Beverly Qualheim may be sold, but please make one for charity too.