6 x 9 inch Rectangles for Charity


#1

I found a link from a posting on this site so i thought I’d put it on this forum. [B]The website is http://www.rectangle6x9.org/[/B]

They ask people to create 6inch by 9 inch blocks. Every 2-3 months they get a group of volunteers togethor to sew 49 of these blocks togethor to make Afgans. Then they deliver them to [U][B]military hospitals[/B][/U]. They have delivered over 1,000 Afgans there site says. They even made it on Fox News. There’s a link to the article on their homepage in the top right corner.

The best thing about it is that there’s no way[B][U] I [/U][/B]could make an entire blanket by myself and making 6 x 9 inch blocks is perfect.

Thanks for listening:thumbsup:
Heather


#2

Thanks, Heather. :heart: I help with this project. You can do as little or as much as you want.


#3

I have also made rectangles for this organization. The blankets get distributed all over the US and overseas as well. This project is near and dear to me as I have a son in the Air Force. There is no minimum amount to send either as they appreciate each rectangle that arrives.

                                                                                          Becky

#4

To our Rectangle Makers … thought it would be fun to throw a challenge out there for everyone making 6”x9” rectangles for our March Put Together Event…. here it is:

[SIZE=“5”][COLOR=“SeaGreen”]I challenge you to make one rectangle using a new stitch![/COLOR][/SIZE] :knitting:

It can be a combination that is different than you’ve done before. Like something other than garter like a basket weave
for our advanced people - add a cable or a heart into the pattern

[SIZE=“4”][COLOR=“DarkOrchid”]So …… will you take my challenge and if so…. what stitch will YOU be trying?[/COLOR][/SIZE] :x:


#5

Since founding this project in 2004, HAP has grown to include over 1,800 volunteers. The project started and remains a grassroots operation. All facets of HAP are accomplished through a network of volunteers and through donations. In order for HAP to continue in this manner, the number of volunteers must be limited in order to remain manageable. That limit has been reached and maintained for some time now. Unfortunately, that means that I must turn away some good people that I’m sure would be wonderful volunteers for HAP. I hope that you will use your talents, energy and enthusiasm for another project or charity that helps our troops.

Thanks again and good luck in your endeavors.

Deborah Starobin-Armstrong
Founder - The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project


#6

[SIZE=“5”][CENTER][FONT=“Arial Black”][COLOR=“Blue”]Help us continue to thank our wounded Service Men and Women.
HAP is accepting new Members for a limited time until 1/21/11.[/COLOR][/FONT][/CENTER][/SIZE]

Join us or tell a friend, who crochets or knits, & help to make handmade afghans for those who have given so much for us and for our country.

[B][SIZE=“4”]Email Rectangle6x9@comcast.net before making any rectangles to get information on HAP Membership.[/SIZE][/B] (Registration is a two part process).

[I][B]HAP only accepts Rectangles from registered Members.[/B][/I]
http://www.rectangle6x9.org


#7

[COLOR=“Blue”][B]Today seemed a good day to again share this note received in 2009:[/B][/COLOR]
----- Forwarded Message -----
To: Rectangle6x9@comcast.net
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009
Subject: FW: Afghan shipment

Deborah,

[B][I]Thank you for the afghans. I have a great story…Our hospitality cart was giving items to the soldiers last week and there was a WWII veteran / patient. Our volunteer gave him a red/white/blue afghan, the gentleman pulled it up to his chin and started crying, he then began talking with our volunteer for the next hour. When our volunteer left, the family followed and told the volunteer that the gentleman had not spoken at all over the last two weeks. There is so much love in those blankets!

There are no words that can express our thanks![/I][/B]
V/R
Linda

Assistant Station Manager
American Red Cross
Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC & Pope AFB, NC

[COLOR=“blue”][SIZE=“4”]Reminder that membership to The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP) is open until January 21, 2011. If you would like to make rectangles please send an email to Rectangle6x9@comcast.net before starting.[/SIZE][/COLOR]


#8

Deborah,

That is one of the compelling stories I’ve ever heard. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for all that you do.


#9

That was so sweet. I have sent an e-mail asking to join your project. Hope to hear from you soon.


#10

[B][SIZE=“5”][COLOR=“DarkRed”]Help make handmade afghans for those wounded in service to our country!![/COLOR][/SIZE][/B]

[I][SIZE=“5”][COLOR=“Blue”]Membership to HAP - The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project - is only open until [B]January 21, 2011[/B].[/COLOR][/SIZE][/I]

[COLOR=“DarkRed”][SIZE=“5”]Don’t miss this opportunity to come together with over 1,500 Volunteers to show our wounded Service Men & Women that we remember and we care!!![/SIZE][/COLOR]

[SIZE=“4”]Email Rectangle6x9@comcast.net [B][U]before[/U][/B] making any rectangles to get information on HAP Membership. (Registration is a two part process). [/SIZE]
HAP only accepts Rectangles from registered Members.
http://www.rectangle6x9.org



#11

This is such a cool idea that I sent an email asking to take part. I’m really excited! :knitting:


#12

[B][SIZE=“5”][COLOR=“DarkRed”]Just 2 weeks left to register to
help make handmade afghans for those wounded in service to our country!![/COLOR][/SIZE][/B]

[I][SIZE=“5”][COLOR=“Blue”]Membership to HAP - The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project - is only open until [B]January 21, 2011[/B].[/COLOR][/SIZE][/I]

[COLOR=“DarkRed”][SIZE=“5”]Don’t miss this opportunity to come together with over 1,500 Volunteers to show our wounded Service Men & Women that we remember and we care!!![/SIZE][/COLOR]

[SIZE=“4”]Email Rectangle6x9@comcast.net [B][U]before[/U][/B] making any rectangles to get information on HAP Membership. (Registration is a two part process). [/SIZE]
HAP only accepts Rectangles from registered Members.
http://www.rectangle6x9.org


#13

[B][SIZE=“5”][COLOR=“DarkRed”]Just ONE week left to register to
help make rectangles for handmade afghans going to those wounded in service to our country!![/COLOR][/SIZE][/B]

[I][SIZE=“5”][COLOR=“Blue”]Membership to HAP - The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project - is only open until [B]January 21, 2011[/B].[/COLOR][/SIZE][/I]

[COLOR=“DarkRed”][SIZE=“5”]Don’t miss this opportunity to come together with over 1,500 Volunteers to show our wounded Service Men & Women that we remember and we care!!![/SIZE][/COLOR]

[SIZE=“4”]Email Rectangle6x9@comcast.net [B][U]before[/U][/B] making any rectangles to get information on HAP Membership. (Registration is a two part process). [/SIZE]
HAP only accepts Rectangles made registered Members.
http://www.rectangle6x9.org


#14

[CENTER][FONT=“Arial Black”][SIZE=“5”]This Friday is it!!
Last chance to join
[COLOR=“DarkRed”]The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project[/COLOR]
COLOR=“Blue”[/COLOR]
and help us thank those wounded in service to our country!![/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]

[COLOR=“DarkRed”][B]If you want to make rectangles to go into our handmade afghans you must be a registered HAP Member!![/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR=“Blue”][SIZE=“5”]To join ~ send an email [COLOR=“Black”]NOW[/COLOR] to Rectangle6x9@comcast.net[/SIZE][/COLOR]
After this Friday people requesting membership will be turned away.
Hate to have that happen to YOU!

[B][COLOR=“DarkRed”]HAP is in its 7th year of being a 100% Volunteer project ~ founded, run and supported all by Volunteers!! [/COLOR][/B]


#15

Hi, Deb! :waving:

I’ve gone through the process of registering as a HAP member and am now just awaiting the Administrative OK! This is so super.

I checked out the website and got caught up in reading all the letters of thanks this group’s received for the wonderful work it’s done. It was awesome, I couldn’t stop reading!

My hat’s off to everyone who is contributing and also to those who do the finishing work. It’s amazing how much goes into a project like this so I really want to acknowledge this group for it’s truly humanitarian work.

I KNOW these soldiers, sailors, airmen & women and marines are grateful for the warmth and love that these afghans wrap around them when they’re at a very low point in their lives, many of them struggling just to stay alive.

I’ve been a professional artist for many years and one of the things I know for sure is that what an artist feels when creating a piece of work goes, somehow, into that piece of art. So I know that the love and good wishes that go from loving hands into knitted rectangles does communicate to the recipients, whether they are awake and aware or not.

I’ll be proud to help out with this wonderful project!!!

Thanks for the opportunity! :yay:
:hug:

Ruthie


#16

Reminder - the deadline is tomorrow!!


#17

That is SUCH an awsome Idea! :cheering: Thank you so much for getting this started!:yay:
:woot: :happydance: You should get millions of gold stars!!!
-Moriah


#18

[SIZE=“6”][COLOR=“Red”]Very important…[/COLOR][/SIZE]
The HAP Website has a mistake on it (our WebMaster is working on getting it corrected):

[SIZE=“6”][COLOR=“Blue”]Membership closes TODAY - Friday, January 21, 2011.[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[COLOR=“brown”][B]You [U]must [/U]be a registered Member to contribute rectangles.[/B][/COLOR]
[SIZE=“6”][COLOR=“Blue”]You can still register TODAY (1/21/2011) - email a note to Rectangle6x9@comcast.net[/COLOR][/SIZE]

After TODAY (1/21/2011) Membership is closed (the website will be corrected ASAP to reflect this) and requests for membership will be denied.


#19

[SIZE=“5”]Membership to
[COLOR=“Blue”]The Handmade Afghans to Thank Our Armed Forces Project (HAP)[/COLOR][COLOR=“DarkRed”]
is now closed[/COLOR].[/SIZE]

[SIZE=“4”][COLOR=“Blue”]Thank you to everyone who has joined our efforts to thank those wounded in service to our country!! [/COLOR][/SIZE] :yay:

[I]Welcome Aboard!! [/I] :thumbsup:


#20

Glad you joined us…see you on the HAP forum…:hug: there’s a Ravelry group, too if you’re interested http://www.ravelry.com/groups/handmade-afghans-project---hap