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Help Me, Help those that give back to so many others …

As part of the “Sharing Safe Smiles with Law Enforcement Officers” … How Charming Photography and Design has partnered with the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility to provide stuffed animals to officers for the third annual drive (to be presented December 2017).

I want to, however, assist this program in the donation of no longer needed supplies to cut down on the expense. Therefore, I am asking for assistance from those in the community:

Donate any of the following to a donation bin at Baesler’s Market (Linton ONLY)
location beginning Monday, January 9, 2017 through March 6, 2017.

1. 6″ or larger fabric pieces (solids or prints)
2. Thread (on spools)
3. New or Gently Used Pillow Cases
4. New or Gently Used Bed Sheets

What is NOT accepted: —>>> Yarn, Upholstery, Heavy Denim

IF it is easier, you may also mail items to the company PO Box:
How Charming Photography
Attn: LEO Project
PO Box 406
Linton, IN  47441

If you wish to have recognition for dropping / mailing items, please include a note with your name and city — designating you would like to be mentioned.

Thank YOU for your support of the 3rd Annual Sharing Safe Smiles with Law Enforcement Agencies Project. You may view photos of 2015 and 2016 stuff animal examples below.

Details About the P.L.U.S. Program … 
The Wabash Valley Correctional Facility P.L.U.S. Program is a faith and character based re-entry program which offers offenders an opportunity to choose alternatives to their previous behavior through an emphasis on spiritual, moral and character development.

… Taught by a volunteer from a local church, and using donated material, the men of the P.L.U.S. Program have made quilting a distinctive of their unit. On their own initiative, the men have made memorial quilts to honor the sacrifice of every Hoosier killed in the line of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan. Distributed by the American Legion, the quilts have become a cherished keepsake and comfort for many families.

Additional projects include providing quilts for local nursing homes, homeless shelters, and hospitals. Individuals quilts have also been presented to former Governor Pence, former Governor Daniels and other state leaders. Serving long sentences, many for violent crimes, the men of the Wabash Valley P.L.U.S. Program are not typical quilters. So why have they embraced quilting with such enthusiasm and passion? One participant summed it up, “A quilt is just a bunch of scraps that aren’t of much use on their own, but together they have beauty and purpose, just like us.”

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Phone: 812-384-6563
eMail: howcharmingphotography@yahoo.com
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