Start knitting or quilting now for February blanket drive

The Kiwanis Club of Las Cruces is spearheading a blanket drive to support the pediatric units at Memorial Medical Center and Mountain View Regional Hospital. The Kiwanians are asking for donations of hand-made blankets or quilts to give to the children, aka Cupid’s Cuties, for Valentine’s Day.

The blankets can be crocheted, knitted, quilted, or made of cloth. All donated blankets will be displayed at a pancake breakfast at Loma Heights Elementary School on February 4 where the community will be able to judge these blankets before they are distributed to the hospitals. This will be an ongoing project to brighten the lives of sick or injured kids in our community.

Blankets can be dropped off anytime at First New Mexico Bank on E. Lohman Avenue (next to Pier 1) or can be brought to the pancake breakfast. Tickets for the breakfast, which benefits the elementary school, are $5 for eat-in or take out and will be available at the door. For more information or to schedule a pickup, contact Debra Melcher at 202-6366 or Nancy Miller at 628-7186.