At Infant Crisis Services, we occasionally receive donations in honor of families. Parents will make a donation to honor their children; children will make a donation to honor of their parents. But today, we received a donation from a church group, honoring a couple whose marriage has withstood the test of time.
The Homemakers Class at Crown Heights Christian Church made a monetary donation in honor of Dr. John and Ruth Blaschke, who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on March 23, 2013.
The couple has attended Crown Heights since 1959. For the past 40 years Dr. Blaschke has taught the Homemakers class, and they’re still loyal members, even in their nineties!
"They knew that children in need are dear to us," Dr. Blaschke said of his Homemakers class, "Ruth and I were foster parents for 25 years for DHS. We had 184 foster kids during that time, in addition to six of our own. We are both age 92 and somehow still enjoying life, albeit in a retirement center now."
From all of the babies and toddlers who you are helping, and from the staff and volunteers at Infant Crisis Services, happy platinum anniversary and a big THANK YOU!
Posted on Wed, March 27, 2013
by Melissa Smuzynski