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Thread: quilting for charities

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    Do any of you do charity quilts, and if so....which ones please
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    Downey Fabric Quilts for Kids, I like, there is a request for quilts for Balboa Hosp in Cally for Kids Quilts. That is posted on this web site...I signed up to make a quilt for a little boys birthday in Dec. whose parent is in the federal prision system, he will be 7, you get to send it directly to him. those are all I have found, oh Binkys for babies is also one...( we always called the pacificers binkys, but they call the quilts_ oh they take any type of new blankets, also knitted etc.

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    I do quilt for the Quilts for Kids and like it but wanted to see what else was out there. Never heard of Bikys for babies. Cute
    Karen

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    Linus Project has a chapter in every state.
    Any local hospital, police who give quilts to kids if they have to be picked up, quilt guilds have contacts for quilts, battered shelters, homeless shelters.
    Any hospital will take them. some go to nurseries while others go special children's units. Cancer hospitals.
    The list goes on and on.

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    I posted this info on a project in our area...
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-45781-1.htm

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    Quilts for Kids
    my guild supports many different charities
    Missionaries in Mexico
    Bethany Adoption Services, for their raffle
    families in Mexico that our high school built houses for

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    Quilts of Valor for wounded soldiers
    http://www.qovf.org/

    Local police and fire departments, for when children are involved in the police or fire activities.

    Local women's shelters, for those who've left home with nothing.

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    I do the Downey program and also make preemie quilts for a local hospital.

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    Our quilt group makes quilts for local DHS Foster Kids
    We make quilts for the Veteran's Home
    Quilts for Nursing homes
    Quilts for Kids
    Quilts for Animal Rescue Program CATLINK-
    Church programs for Families in Need
    Quilts for 3 Half Way Houses in our area
    Quilts for Cancer Patients through our local hospital.
    Quilts for Raffles for Historical Society, Community Food Banks and for church mission trips to Mexico/ Bolivia

    There's ALWAYS a need. You'll find one or two or more places you have great passion for so where there is caring and passion, and will find out just where you want to help out. Thanks for wanting to help.

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    I made a few for our no kill cat shelter to raffle off at their fundraiser.

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    I quilt for Home of the Brave quilts. In the past, Quilts of Valor. Also, I quilt every Tuesday with a church group. We make quilts for kids in shelters.

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    Our church has done a few and the money goes to providing dinners for people who don't have much $$.

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    Members of my guild donate quilts to Project Linus, Hope Pregnancy Center (a program to assist teen moms), Quilts of Valor, and Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children (a camp for special needs kids). We also donate non-perishable food, toiletries, and paper goods to our local Ronald McDonald House which allows us to use a conference room for Board meetings.

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    I make quilts for Prayers and Squares. There are chapters Nationwide. They are tied quilts for people with varying adversities. Each Knot is tied with a prayer for the person receiving it. Look up Prayers and Squares on the internet and you will find the story of how this group got started.

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    My quilt guild makes quilts for local hospice. For four years each member makes a quilt to give to someone suffering in hospice. There is nothing more satisfying than to give a quilt to someone who needs something beautiful at the end of their life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsgjs
    Members of my guild donate quilts to Project Linus, Hope Pregnancy Center (a program to assist teen moms), Quilts of Valor, and Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children (a camp for special needs kids). We also donate non-perishable food, toiletries, and paper goods to our local Ronald McDonald House which allows us to use a conference room for Board meetings.
    Oops, I forgot Blankies for Grownups (adults in nursing homes or undergoing chemotherapy or dialysis).

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    My DM's group has been making lap robes, cancer hats, gowns, catheter bags, walker bags, pillows(for breast cancer patients) and anything else a Hospice patient might need for over 20+ yrs with about 12 memebers ranging in age from 50-87 yr.s young. My two sisters & I have joined the band wagon for the last few years. This group takes care of Pinellas county in FL. What an amazing group of ladies.

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