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Thread: Charity/Donation Organizations

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    Junior Member gypsyatheart43's Avatar
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    Dec 2010
    I've been making clothes and quilts for children overseas but have recently found that children in our area are also in need so our sewing group is making 200 small stockings and 90 gifts bags for Christmas for needy children. Thanks to a forum member, we received donated fabric for our projects and many children will be happier for it.

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    Senior Member VickyS's Avatar
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    Aug 2010
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    Your local Veteran's hospital

    Homeless shelters

    Police and Fire departments (they complement the bears they hand out)

    Cancer and other fundraising organizations

    Our guild is large and supports over 20 of the organizations - we made over 900 quilts last year for this purpose. I contributed a small number of them.

    We resell our quilting magazines to each other at 25 cents each and use the money for batting. Donations cover most of the material and everyone dives into their stash as needed.

    We now have local garment manufacturers that donate their leftover fabric to interested folks. Many charity quilts have come from that source.

    Just do what you can! Every little bit helps!

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    Power Poster ckcowl's Avatar
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    Feb 2009
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    i give lots to the local police/fire departments-
    those quilts go to families who have had home fires- or families in crisis who are suddenly out of their homes-
    kids in accidents-
    also the women's resource center- for families in shelters.
    there are many local charities if you would rather give (in your own backyard) instead of sending nation wide.

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    Senior Member debp33's Avatar
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    Oct 2010
    Quote Originally Posted by debp33
    Stocking for Soldiers needs people to sew up Christmas Stockings for our troops overseas. The quick and easy pattern can be printed off the internet. They also have a list of items they are collecting to "stuff" the stockings with. http://www.stockingsforsoldiers.org/
    I've just posted a tutorial on how to make these stockings. If you're looking for something quick and easy to do for others, this might be your project.

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    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
    Jozefow, Poland
    Great list. Thanks for putting it all in one post.

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    Super Member Raggiemom's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
    Cincinnati, OH
    Thanks for sharing this information. Great time of year to think of others.

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