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Thread: Charity Project

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    this year our quilting group made mittens for the needy and social services organizations that can distribute them. Our small town is having a tree festival and of course we decorated the tree with our mittens. Now we are looking for a new project for next year. We need a year to work on it because of other commitments. Does any one have suggestions on a sewing Charity project. We have done baby quilts. so looking for something different.

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    Fleece slippers for shut-ins?
    Knit hats?
    Sponser a "Thank a service person" write-in?
    Ask the social services organizations for suggestions!
    Have a great Christmas, and God bless you for helping others!

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    Making Hats for cancer patients. Can be made out of Fleece or soft cotton knits?

    Prayer quilts?

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    quilted slippers? :D:D:D

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    Chemo caps for men, women and children. Flannel receiving blankets for a hospital in need.

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    What about adult bibs for the nursing homes--those are usually really appreciated.


    Or little layettes for premies.

    Or quilts for Project Linus (can be Poly Blend or poly knit)or Quilts for Kids(they even furnish top and backing fabric--you furnish batting and quilt it). They want them back finished in six weeks.

    OR Quilts of Valor or quilts for My Brother's Keeper

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    Maybe some leg warmers or scarfs

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    Do you have a Veteran's hospital in your state? Our guild is making lap robes 45 X 45 for one of our Veteran's hospital for the long term residents.

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    My children's school did a sock tree one year. Hats for the homeless or newborns?

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    Wow, there's a lot of need. I liked the idea I reradabout wjhere a nursing home got place mats, so the residents gpt a daily bit of cheer.

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    I'm involved with a wonderful group of ladies that makes quilts for foster children. Sometimes, these kids have nothing to take with them to their foster home so we try to make sure every kid has a quilt of their own. I also heard something recently about a "suitcase" for foster children. Maybe you could make quilted bags and put stuff like tooth paste and tooth brush, brush and comb, etc., stuff we take for granted, in it. If anyone in your group travels much the little hotel samples of shampoo etc. would work too.

    Susan

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    I have a friend who makes back packs. The style is aparantly very popular with kids now. They are not difficult. The Sports Stores have the type. They look like small pillow cases with cords for hanging on the back. Draw string in top for closing. If you are interested I will send you more info when I get the instructions.
    I have also made "BurPads" for the hospital.

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    How about doing neck cool-ties for the troops. These are invaluable for keeping heat stroke at bay.

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    Simple teddy bears (or other 2-sided toy shapes for kids); heart-shaped pillows or sweet sachets for senior citizens; soft fleece hats for chemo patients....I have a friend who made an oversize bib with velcro closing for her great uncle in a nursing home. He wrote back and said he needed several more for his friends because they all wanted one.

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    last year I made fleece hat/scarf sets for charity. Easy to make so goes quickly and I felt good about giving.
    This year I am making flannel blankets for the local hosp pediatric ward.
    It truly is "more blessed to give than receive" :)

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    I would love to have a pattern of that

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    I recently organized a sew-in where we made Christmas stockings, coasters and naplins for the residents of one of the lower income assisted living. A couple of teen aged girls are goiong to wear Santa hats and deliver the Stockings (with toiletries included) napkins and coasters to each resident.

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    I am interested in both your ideas.

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    Very interested in the neck coolers. How do you make them. Thank you .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilrain
    I recently organized a sew-in where we made Christmas stockings, coasters and napkins for the residents of one of the lower income assisted living. A couple of teen aged girls are going to wear Santa hats and deliver the Stockings (with toiletries included) napkins and coasters to each resident.

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    I am wondering about the neck coolers also

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