Earlier this year, I made and donated several quilts to a non-profit group called Margaret's Hope Chest. Recently I volunteered to make a birthday quilt for their Wrapped in Hope program. The quilt is for a child whose mother or father is in prison.
I know they are still looking for volunteers. You can find more information about the program here: http://margaretshopechest.blogspot.c...pe-update.html
Here is a little background on Margaret's Hope Chest from their site. You may recall hearing about their story on news.
"Margaretís Hope Chest was born out of tragedy. What else could you call the senseless murder of an 80-year old woman in a grocery store parking lot? Margaret Herrema was my Grandmother. She lived a full and generous life as a wife of 57 years, a mother to 5, grandmother to 17, and great-grandmother to 8. She found additional joy serving others through her volunteer sewing work. Imagine our familyís shock when on April 28, 2005 she was pushed to the ground in a struggle over her purse and suffered a massive head injury. She died two days later on April 30. It would have been easy to lose hope and despair in human kindís potential for evil. During this time I remember reading Romans 12:12-13, ďBe joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with Godís people who are in need.Ē By the grace of God and the guidance of this verse I was able to see past my own pain and confusion and look out upon a world filled with countless other hopeless people - people who were in the middle of equally painful circumstances. Margaretís Hope Chest is a blending of two passions in my life - quilting and helping to spread Godís hope in a broken world. Join me in my pursuit to bring hope to Grand Rapids, one quilt at a time."
Here is a link to their main site: http://www.margaretshopechest.com/