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    Maybe they have a program for foster kids. I donate to our county foster program each year. These kids sometimes move about and only have these blankets to take with them.

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    Maybe they have a program for foster kids. I donate to our county foster program each year. These kids sometimes move about and only have these blankets to take with them.

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    What about donating them to cardiac units for adults or for children.

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    Contact the Department of Children Services in your area. They are the one's the pick up children from families of alledged child abuse and neglect. Frequently these kiddos have nothing with them. A nice quilt would be very comforting as they are being detained before placement.

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    wounded warriors, womens and childrens shelters, all homeless shelters, Project Linus,unplanned pregnancy centers, and ask at your church. Make your Sister in law proud! God bless you!

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    Here in Oly Wa. I get our baby quilts from linus they do a wonderful job of supplying quilts for our kids.

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    Don't forget nursing homes but always check as they have special sizes for wheel chairs and most beds are twin then there are veterans hspitals----check with police stations when they have to remove children some wants quilts that can stay with the child there are many places homeless missions and the list just goes on

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    maybe your could give them to the heart assco. I think she would like that...

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    Nursing homes, children's hospitals, Wounded Warriors, women's shelters. There are so many worthy groups.

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    A girl in our guild made a quilt for the servicemen--each branch and sent the army one to the Dwight Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Ks. The other branches I don't know what she did with them, but they got to actual men serving.
    I think any of the servicemen serving in Afghanstan, ect, would be delighted to receive, or even their families. Probably your congress-person could supply names,ect.
    Good idea.
    Mariah

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    Many prayers to your family and many memories of quilts in progress.

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    Prayers for your family and for all of the happy times you enjoyed with your sister-in-law and other family members.
    Mariah.

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    Many times when children are taken from their home and put into foster care, they leave with very little to call their own.

    I like to give to my own home town area where there is plenty of need.

    Starting with your Dept. Of Social Services and Foster care service is a great place to start.

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    Consider Hospice...they would be greatly appreciated. (I'm a former Hospice RN and know from personal experience)

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    How about checking with the local Domestic Violence Center...many times it is a quick escape with nothing but the clothing they are wearing...a warm hug with a quilt could mean the world to a victim child and adult.

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    Check with hospice also hospitals that have a center for Womens Health or Chemo Patients -they really appreciate a nice quilt,my Husband was always cold during and after his treatments- Childrens Hospitals There are so many in need My MIL's quilting circle of church ladies accept fabrics/threads for making guilts for several of these I listed -Also Elderly Care facilities take donations to make quilts to give to the less fortunate and they are so tickled to know they can still be useful and busy and in doing so they pass along Hope to those in need

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    [quote=QuiltE]How nice of you to consider others, with your fabric blessings.
    There are so many in need, where it will be appreciated.

    Though I want you to consider first, if charity starts at home, in this case? Perhaps consider making quilts for your brother and any children/grand they have? Also her parents, siblings or close friends. Maybe memory quilts with photos included?

    It could be a very touching gesture to give them quilts made from her stash.

    I agree here it would be nice for the other members of the family to have something that was hers. Giving her husband a quilt made from her stash...

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    I'd say start with family members first - that could be quite a few - if you figure children, grand children, or greats....

    Then, the nursing homes love lap quilts - the people enjoy them so much and if they can have flannel backs for warmth; some are so cold, winter and summer and need the comfort of warmth from that quilt... I plan to do that once I have my family done.

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    Quilts of Valor

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    try the military, maybe someone you know has a family
    member in the service in Afganistan, or someone from church, or a neighbor, send them something
    they can wrap up in and enjoy. Maybe they won't miss being home.
    They appreciate those things more than anyone realizes

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    cancer centers would be a good place too im told by my dmil that when you take chemo and radiation you stay cold theyre also very comforting and if you dont need comfort then i dont know when you ever would )))
    carla

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    Quote Originally Posted by rburnitt
    How about quiltforkids.com, quilt for kids in hoapital.
    it is quiltsforkids.org

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    A group that I do charity quilting with in a suburb of St. Paul, MN, donates to Salvation Army.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborah12687
    This last week my sister in law passed away after many years of heart problems. My brother is giving me all her fabric and sewing notions and since she couldn't sew it all I feel I need to sew the quilts and donate them to a cherity. Can anyone give me some ideas were to donate these quilts that I will be making.
    Find out from your LQS and get involved the project Linus You could also check with local shelter for the homeless.

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