The inspiration for this organization comes from my father, Sgt. Walter Petroske.
My father served in the Army in WWII, Company A, 9th Armored Engineer Battalion. He was a demolitions specialist and bravely fought in the Battle of the Bulge and Remagen Bridge in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1945 after the end of the war. My father has always been a proud and patriotic American and a true role model for those around him. I want to honor him by using my crochet talents in providing lapghans for veterans. I welcome anyone who would like to donate their time and/or yarn to knit and/or crochet lapghans for veterans. As I accumulate lapghans, I will be visiting nearby VA hospitals and clinics to distribute them to veterans.
What is a lapghan? This is a common question I run into. Basically, a lapghan is a wheelchair-friendly afghan. The maximum dimensions are 36 by 48 inches and no fringe or other adornments that may get caught in the wheels.
Sgt. P’s Lapghans for Veterans was established on Flag Day, June 14, 2014.
Sgt. P’s Lapghans for Veterans is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) Nonprofit
Organization. Sgt. P’s Lapghans for Veterans is an official not-for-profit corporation registered in Illinois.
NO ONE receives a salary. All labor is donated.