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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Michaels store collects squares to make blankets

The Michaels Arts and Crafts Store on North Division will join other Michaels stores throughout the United States and Canada in the third annual “Warm Up America” and “Blankets for Canada” drives.

Collection bins will be available at the store through Feb. 25 to accept donations of knitted or crocheted squares to be used to make blankets for the homeless and less fortunate.

Participants are encouraged to visit the store, at 7630 N. Division St., to pick up information on how to contribute.

On Feb. 26, volunteers are encouraged to attend a “Joining Party” in the store from noon to 3 p.m. to assemble the blankets from the donated squares.

For more information, contact Traci Aiello at 484-2509.

Grants available

The Spokane Chapter of the American Association of University Women is currently seeking applicants for grants available through its organization.

Grants of up to $250 are available to support the projects of Spokane-area groups that promote the AAUW mission of “equity for all women and girls, lifelong education and societal justice.”

Applications are due by Feb. 14,

Awards will be presented March 19.

For more information, contact Margot Hamstra-Havermann at 325-1245 or e-mail .