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About badrhinogillett

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  • Birthday 05/10/1968

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    Vacaville, Ca
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    My two children, my husband and Crocheting!
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    Human resources
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  • Crocheting since...
    1980 (ish)

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  1. Given the state of the virus in California, no time soon. I am able to store any donations you may want to send.
  2. Just got news from the hospital. Parts of California are again in shut down mode. The hospital is part of that. They aren't accepting drop off donations and there are too many afghans to mail down to them. I will roll this year's donations into next year. I assume that vaccinations aren't going to happen on a massive scale till sometime later summer 2021. If that's the case, this year's donations will wait till Christmas next year. If, by some miracle, the vaccine happens earlier than that, I'll try to make two drop offs next year.
  3. Every year, so many of you so generously help me to give back to the hospital that saved my son's life when he was born. I come to you, once again, asking for help. I collect afghans, hats etc. all year long and deliver once a year to Oakland Children's Hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you would like to help, the NICU can use any sized afghan. It cares for babies from extreme preemie (think chunky Barbie Doll size) to one year old babies. The smaller the baby, the liklihood of more monitors (so less holes is better for that size). If you feel moved to make something
  4. I love the color combination! That's lovely and no reason to tone down the colors at all (cheerful is especially nice in a hospital). And, if you like making squares - then by all means do, but Round Ripples are one of my favorite things to make and donate!
  5. So far, no packages received, but it’s early still. I’ve gotten a few done, and will begin cranking more out now that my shoulder is less of an issue.
  6. To date, you all have helped me take 1,606 afghans to the NICU. Thank you!
  7. This is the 13th year that I come to you to ask for help. Every year, wonderful members have donated afghans and hats to my drive for Children's Hospital Oakland. My son was 3 days old when he was flown by helicopter to the hospital and stayed in the NICU for 10 days while the staff saved his life. I owe an emotional debt to the hospital that is impossible to repay. This drive, is my effort to pay forward some of the kindness we were shown during our time at the hospital. I'm asking for donations of afghans or hats of any size. The NICU cares for babies from micro-preemie to one-year
  8. These three blankets represent six that I did recently. Two in each pattern.
  9. I have heard back from the hospital and will be taking our donation tomorrow afternoon. Thank you all for your generous donation of your time and talent!
  10. Ok< I did something wrong and once I uploaded those pictures, I was unable to comment. The 2 circular afghans are from Cindy, The picture of the other 2 are from my friend, 23 afghans came out of a clown car that was sent to me by Pam, my daughter made 12 afghans, 1 scarf and 1 hat, and so far this year I've gotten 29 blankets done. Delivery date is not until after Thanksgiving (don't have the date yet that I will be going down) so there is still time to send me something if you'd like to donate.
  11. Those are beautiful! My contributions have suffered from my broken shoulder, but I’m hoping to get a few more done before delivery
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