WASILLA — Several Palmer Chapter 942 of the Women of the Moose members from the Palmer Moose Lodge banded together to donate over 25 hand crocheted and tied fleece bed covers to Sleep In Heavenly Peace, a national nonprofit that provides beds to children in their respective communities.
“I think it’s a wonderful mission,” Joan Campbell, Women of the Moose member and past deputy grand regent, said.
The Palmer Moose Lodge is part of an international service organization that provides support to communities around each chapter and beyond.
Campbell said that one of their members found out about Sleep in Heavenly Peace and thought they could get enough women together to make a fair amount of bed covers throughout the year to donate to the cause.
“We intend to keep going,” Campbell said.
Campbell said that she joined up with several Women of the Moose members including Donna St John, Joanne Berberich, Evelyn Mielke, Charmaine Mastriano, Rhonda Bowman, Nancy Thomas and Dorothy Erickson. She said they made them on their own time and brought them to the lodge for pickup.
According to Campbell, the Moose Lodge is involved with numerous fundraising activities and events throughout the year. She said they donate frequently to groups like the Palmer Food Bank, Pioneer Home and local Boy Scout troops.
Campbell said their normal fundraising endeavors are limited this year due to COVID-19, but they’re figuring out ways to continue to raise funds. They’re holding their annual bake sale for members and guests from November through December. She said most of the funds go directly to the Palmer Food Bank.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace chapter organizers are always looking for locals willing to donate some of their time to help build beds in their respective communities.
For more information about Sleep in Heavenly Peace’s South Central Alaska chapter and how to support local children in need, visit shpbeds.org/chapter/ak-south-central or email John Holwege@shpbeds.org.
To learn more about the Palmer Moose Lodge and their community projects, call 907-745-4982.
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