Join Our Team

Our Board of Directors

Founder/President, MaryJanine Langdon

Vice President, John H. Langdon

​Secretary, Kate Engelhardt

Coordinators are our links to RMD Houses.  A coordinator makes initial contact with their local house and introduces our mission - providing a little support for the moms checking in.  Our totes include:  lip balm, hand cream, hand sanitizer, tissues, nail file, journal, a pen, colored pencils, a sharpener and a packet of postcards to color plus a handmade shrug with notes from both the knitter/crocheter and when possible the name of someone who made a donation to our cause.   When shrugs are ready to be delivered or shipped to RMD House, our coordinator lets us know how many Stay Strong Totes to ship to their house manager.  The totes will be waiting for the coordinator to place their shrugs in.  At our last count there were 157 RMD Houses in the United States.  We need your help.  Please consider joining our community of support and  "Send some Hugs through Shrugs" to moms entering your local house.

Our coordinators have brought our Stay Strong Tote project to their local Ronald McDonald House.  If you'd like to support your local house, please contact us about becoming a coordinator.


New Jersey:  New Brunswick and Long Branch         Mary Langdon  staystrongtotes@optimum.net

Rhode Island:  Providence                                     The Yarn Shop Girls at Love 2 Knit

​                                                                                5600 Post Road, East Greenwich, RI

                                                                           ann@love2knitri.com

                                                                           gayle@love2knitri.com

​                                                                           marissa@love2knitri.com

​Colorado:  Denver                                                 Carole Balikian  Balikian@aol.com

​Michigan:  Grand Rapids/Western Michigan              Linda Peninger  lovenstitches2016@gmail.com

Washington:  Seattle                                             Erin Waterman  waterwomanknits@gmail.com

New York:  Syracuse                                               Charlotte Mordaunt   camordaunt@gmail.com