Heartwarmers make a difference across region

Heartwarmers make a difference across region
November 7, 2017 Alex Read

What began with one warm-hearted woman of faith, Mary Tomjack of Bend, making a few fleece cut-and-tie blankets as samples, has grown in four years into a flourishing 501(c)(3) nonprofit called Heartwarmers, that covers children, seniors, the homeless, and cancer patients in Central Oregon with love, warmth, and comfort.

Groups of volunteers – now numbering 125 – in Bend, Sisters, and Redmond gather twice a month to create fleece blankets, teddy bears, scarves, knitted and crocheted hats and ear warmers, dog toys, soft children’s blocks, and any number of specialty items created from the scraps left from making the blankets.

“Not one scrap of fleece goes to waste,” Tomjack likes to say.

On Saturday, October 28, Tomjack gathered volunteers from all three groups together at Sisters City Hall for a special morning of making blankets as part of national Make A Difference Day.

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