WCC Coordinators: Kathy Smith, Chair of Thimble Bees
The mission of Thimble Bees is to further the ministry, caring and outreach of the women of Wayzata Community Church by using our hands and hearts in the creation of gifts that will help people in need by supporting those groups which work for the healing and wholeness; that seek to remedy divisions or injustices; and that promote understanding, acceptance and joyful participation within our extended community.
This mission statement inspires the hard-working women of Thimble Bees as they accomplish so much to help others. Everyone is welcome to join our hands-on ministry.
Thimble Bees Annual Report May 2018
This year Thimble Bees once again fulfilled its mission through its 47 talented and hard-working members who came together for 19 highly productive meetings. The hours spent at these meetings as well as many hours working at home made it possible to distribute a total of 2440 gifts this program year.
- Children and Youth
The Bridge for Youth 353 Hand knit hats, scarves, leg/arm warmers
My Health for Teens & Young Adults 54 Hand knit hats, scarves, misc
St. Stephen’s Human Services* 65 Hand knit hats, scarves
Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office 55 Emergency overnight bags
St. Joseph’s Home for Children 33 Emergency overnight bags
Autism Society*/Wayzata School District*/ 98 Tweedle muffs*, weighted blankets*, Parables marble fidget clips*
Messiah Methodist Preschool* 11 Children’s aprons*
Minneapolis Children’s Hospital 42 Baptismal Hats* & thumbless mittens*; 10 Remembrance Sets (20 pieces)
North Memorial Hospital NICU 6 Remembrance Sets (12 pieces)
Ridgeview Hospital (Waconia) 41 Remembrance Sets (82 pieces)
Buffalo Birth Center* 13 Hats & mittens; 12 Remembrance Sets (24 pieces)
Maple Grove Hospital* 3 Remembrance Sets (6 pieces)
Broadway Family Medicine 40 Layettes (360 pieces)
Everyday Miracles 35 Layettes (315 pieces)
Freemont Clinic 20 Layettes (180 pieces)
Families Moving Forward 20 Pillowcases
St. Stephen’s Human Services* 40 Pillowcases
WCC Caring Ministry 5 Prayer Shawls
IOCP 56 Dishcloths, hot pads, blankie toys
- Cancer Patients
North Memorial Hospital Cancer Center 110 Comfort pillows; 116 men & women chemo hats
Ridgeview Hospital 144 Comfort pillows; 49 men & women chemo hats
Our Lady of Peace Hospice 80 Prayer shawls, quilts, lap robes, adult bibs
Walker Methodist Health Center 28 Prayer shawls and adult bibs
Trails of Orono* 2 Fleece shoulder wraps
Deephaven Woods 5 Tweedle muffs
- Friends in Need
Warmth4Warriers 46 Wool hats
Veterans Hospital* 11 Wheelchair bags*
Midwest Animal Rescue* 5 Pet Cushions*
* Denotes new projects and ministries this year.
The 2017-2018 program year marks the 18th year that Thimble Bees has provided service to our community and during that time we have provided over 26,910 gifts to people in need.
On behalf of all who received your loving and thoughtful gifts, thank you to each member of Thimble Bees for your talent, creativity, support, and encouragement.
Kathy Smith, Chair Thimble Bees