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DONATION: Hanscom Airforce Base

31 Jan

Thanks to quilter Anne Marcin and friends, 70 quilts and star blocks were donated to the Family Readiness program at

Hanscom Airforce Base where children received quilts and star blocks as they get ready for their loved ones to be deployed.

The Hanscom Airman and Family Readiness Center offers a variety of services and programs for all single and married active-duty military personnel, Department of Defense civilians, retired military personnel and family members. Programs are free of charge and held on base.

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DONATION: Local Heroes & Stars and Stitches Project

16 Nov

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, Wrapped Up in Sports attended the weekly care package drive organized by Local Heroes, a 501(c)3 that collects donations to send to our troops overseas. They have met every Wednesday for the past 6 years and have sent 14,150 care packages to date.


As part of our Stars & Stitches project, 39 quilts and star blocks were selected by family members. They loved each and every quilt that was available and can’t wait to send the star blocks to their relatives overseas.

Many thanks to our volunteer quilters and Squanicook Colonial Quilt Guild for the quilts they have donated to this very special project!

UPDATE: Stars & Stitches Project

14 Nov

We are getting ready to make our donation to our

US military Servicemen & women and their families!

About 50 quilts are packaged and ready to be delivered!

Each quilt has a matching star block that will be donated to each child and soldier forever keeping them connected.

VOLUNTEER

Would you like to participate in our Stars & Stiches campaign?
Click HERE to learn how!

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UPDATE: A Thank You from The Marchioni Family

28 Oct

Email sent from “Stars & Stitches” quilt recipient Niki Marchioni whose husband is currently serving in the US Military:

Hi!
I just wanted to say thank you so much for my Red Sox blanket for my daughter. I received it this past week and it is adorable and perfect! I adore the little star that I send to my husband as well. I know that he will love the idea of carrying a piece of it on his missions. Thank you so much for this organization and everything you guys do.

Much Love,
The Marchioni Family

Our pleasure!
Thank you to your husband for his service to our country and to your family.  We appreciate all that you sacrifice and hope this quilt brings you comfort.

VOLUNTEER

If you are interested in volunteering with our Stars & Stitches project please email Kate [at] WrappedUpInSports [dot] org

PROFILE: Home Base Program

16 May


Home Base Program
www.homebaseprogram.org

Who are they?
The Home Base Program is a partnership between the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital.

What do they do?
They are dedicated to improving the lives of veterans deployed in support of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and live with deployment-or combat-related stress and/or traumatic brain injury.

What do they provide?
They provide clinical care to veterans as well as support for their families. The Home Base Program also offers educational courses and materials for health care providers and the public.

They’re also bringing together world-class researchers seeking medical breakthroughs in the ptrevention, diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury and stress-related disorders.

Supporting the families of Veterans

When one member of a family serves his or her country in the military, everyone in that family serves. Deployment and reintegration impact an entire family, including children, spouses, parents and siblings of service members. Too often these effects on military families go unrecognized. We need a better understanding of how to help family members cope when a loved one is deployed and when that family member returns home. Such transitions can have a significant effect on children of different ages. All families deserve support to remain strong, loving, and connected throughout the deployment and re-integration of a service member.

If you or a family member is in crisis or facing an emergency:
• contact your health care provider
• go to the nearest emergency room, or
• call the V.A. Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255)

CONTACT:

Contact the Home Base Program
(617) 724-5202
homebaseprogram [at] partners [dot] org

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PROJECT: Stars & Stitches

10 May

Stars & Stitches Project

Stars & Stitches Block

Stars and Stitches Block

Wrapped Up in Sports, Inc. will donate patriotic and professional sports team-inspired quilts along with matching 6″ quilted squares to the military service members, veterans, and families supported by the Red Sox Foundation, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Home Base Program.

Red Sox Foundation & Mass General
Each child will receive a quilt and their relative soldier will receive the matching 6″ quilted square to keep them connected.

Please download the star template. Star kits are also available!

Home Base Program provides clinical care and support to veterans of the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan who are experiencing combat or deployment-related stress or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Home Base also provides clinical care and support services for families of veterans. The Home Base Program is extremely grateful to all the quilters who have generously shared their time and talent in service of our veterans and their families. For more about Home Base, visit www.homebaseprogram.org

Quilts & Stars should be sent to:

Wrapped Up in Sports, Inc.
19 Emerson Street
Boston, MA 02127

For more information please email KATE [at] WRAPPEDUPINSPORTS [dot] ORG

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