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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Bags for Donated Afghans.

I wanted to let you all know the bags we've talked about before have been found, ordered and are here!  You may remember our good friend, Barbara F sent a donation in these nice zip lock style bags with a handle awhile back.  I liked the bags so much asked her about them and she graciously sent me several boxes, HERE.  I searched around here to find where I could get them with no luck, searched on line with no luck and she did some marvelous detective work with the store where she had originally purchased them.  Though they were no longer carrying them, she was given a link to order them on line and have them shipped to the store.  She passed along the link to me and I was able to order them.  It took awhile (several weeks), to get the whole thing done; but the wait was worth it.

We're using these bags for our afghans.  The bags are 20.5 x 17 inches, are heavy duty so nice and durable.  Not only does it make it easier for me to deliver the afghans to Homeless Families Foundation; but it makes it easier for them when packing up Welcome Home Packages.  They can see if the ghan is more child or adult oriented, as well as whether it's more male or female oriented.  It keeps the afghan nice and clean, and gives the family means of storing it during warmer weather.  A letter from Bridge and Beyond accompanies our afghans wishing them well and gives them laundry instructions. (you can see how they present in this post)

This whole process took several months, thus my excitement at now having the bags at my disposal.  Thanks so much Barbara for all your help.

Each box has 12 bags, and each case had 6 boxes, and I got 2 cases; so am well stocked now with 144 bags.

Love Team Work!


2013 Donations:

Hats:  366
Scarves: 286
Socks: 182
Afghans: 24
Slippers: 132
Rain Ponchos: 202
Mittens: 77
Cotton Wash Clothes: 349
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's: 10
Misc. Items: include personal care, headbands, handwarmers, cowls/gators and all meal prep related items, etc aren't tabulated

here's the link to order Click here: Bulk Heavy Duty Zip-Seal Extra-Large Storage Bags, 12-ct. Packs at DollarTree.com
All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated. The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many.

9 comments:

  1. marj in minnesotaJune 2, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    GOOD JOB BARBARA AND SANDY. Goes to show if you want something and are willing to put in the time and work it all turns out in the end:+) This definitely seems like a good idea and will be a nice presentation for the families who receive them.

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  2. True Marj, and another example of team work!

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  3. So what are they called exactly and where did you get them? I buy large bags for shipping off Ebay but they are not clear. You can't see what's in them.

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  4. Sandie they are called Storage Bag...I got the XL, from what I see on the box 3 sizes are availabgle. L-XL-XXL. Dollar Tree is the store where Barbara found the original version and where I picked up the order.

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  5. Sandy We had the plastic bags at Dollar General a while back.They had them as a special item.A freind of mine showed me them ,when I went to get them they were out.They never had them again. Rosemarie.

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  6. Added link for them Sandie in blog post, Rosemarie that's what happened to Barbara also. When I picked up the order, the manager said they had them once in the store as a special, but because they're not a dollar they can't carry them. She said they sold like hotcakes and many people have asked about them since.

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  7. What a great idea and kudos to you for your hard work. Now I want to run out to the local Dollar Tree and see if I can find some too.

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  8. I honestly LOVE these bags! Some of my crafty friends do too! They are hit and miss at the Dollar Tree here. But when they do come in, I always grab a bunch! Great to carry projects in when traveling! Hugs!

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