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Thread: Where do you donate?

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    Super Member SuziC's Avatar
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    So many quilters donate their gorgeous handi-work. If you give yours away, i wondered what your favorite "donation" place is?? Mine is the local children's hospital. I am going to try to expand on it and make some for the nursing homes in my area.

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    I'm really excited b/c today I found out where a group meets for Project Linus.
    Can't wait to get involved!!!!!!!! :D

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    I have donated to the pediatrics ward at our local hospital. Both blankets and stuffed dolls.
    I donate fleece blankets to a place called "Love Inc" (Love in the name of Christ) which helps people in need. I also give fleece blankets to the local cancer treatment center. I got this idea from a friend who went thru chemo and said he was always cold.
    I also make fleece hat/scarf sets to donate to the local charity that helps the needy with food, clothing and such.
    I donated placemats to the Senior Center to use for "meals on Wheels".
    I use my scraps to fill bags I make out of fabric - when bag is full, I sew up the end and donate these to the animal shelter for beds for the animals.
    There is nothing like the good feeling I get when I give... :)

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    Super Member SuziC's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I'm really excited b/c today I found out where a group meets for Project Linus.
    Can't wait to get involved!!!!!!!! :D
    That is great...i wish there was a group like that near me.

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    Prayer quilts for my church, Downy for Kids cancer quilts - Downy provides the cut out fabric and back. You do the batting, binding and return mail. A local nursing home. I want to do a Quilts of Valor or a Wounded Warrior quilt soon. So much need, so little time - so why am I on the computer?

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    Our quilt guild donates to the local pregancy care center. They tell us the women can't believe anyone would make such beautiful quilts for them and their baby. Just knowing someone cares really helps them.

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    My daughter is the activities director at our local nursing home. I make and donate lap quilts to the residents. They must be able to last through washings at very high temperatures as dictated by the State Department of Health. I love to see them in use when I visit, and the residents really enjoy them, because they always seem to be cold.

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    Susi,
    Where are you in OHio? I run a Project Linus group.

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    I do the American Hero quilts that get sent to Afghanastan for all of the injured military personnel being sent to hospitals in Germany. I started doing this to honor my dad who past away on Christmas Eve last year.

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    Sherryl
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    our local EMT's and fire stations and police departments all appreciate quilt donations too. they give them to people who have had house fires, kids in accidents, whom ever they think needs it at the time. sometimes it really is special :thumbup:
    i also give to the library, swim school, ...close to anyone around looking for fundraising opportunities or having a need.
    of course along with the project linus quilts, quilts of valour, the medical care facility, the womens resource center...the list goes on and on...lots of organizations out there that will either raffle a quilt off for $$ or give it to someone in need

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