55 volunteers (company employees as well as friends and family from Montreal, Wisconsin, and Miami)
321 liners knitted (277 last year)
Length of time it takes to knit each liner: anywhere from 7-12 hours depending on skill level
Approximately 12 volunteers learned how to knit this year. (Debbie will teach anyone to knit and will provide the supplies needed as long as they commit to knitting at least one liner) She taught me to knit last year :)
Dollars for Doers program: our company's way of rewarding those employees who volunteer within the community and input their hours into our volunteer database. Grants, which go directly to, in this case, the Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, varied from $100 (total of 20 volunteer hours) to $250 (total of 40 volunteer hours) for a possible grand total of $350 per volunteer.
Third quarter grant total $5750
Year to date grant total (for the 2nd and 3rd quarters) $7850
Total grant money given to the FSO over three years as result of O:W&F $18,000+
As a reminder, I posted about O:W&F and Forgotten Soldiers here.
Last Saturday was the FSO Holiday Packing Event and they included our 321 helmet liners in the soldier's boxes. Here is a picture of some of the knitters at the event (I am on the far left and Debbie is second from the right).
I hope you all have an amazing loooonnngggg weekend ;)