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    were do you send your charity articles?

    what organization do you/ have you sent your articles to? and maybe a short why? please, for ideas.
    I have made 6 or so downy child quilts, and sent 25 or so pillowcases to the dept. of soc serv's for foster kids. I hear they gather their stiff together for a move in plastic bags. i figured a pillow case would work also.

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    St. Judes would be a good place to send things. Or, the closest hospital and nursing home. Those folks are some of the most appreciative ones you will ever find. Anywhere you take them, I'm sure you will not go wrong. Good luck.
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    The quilt tops I do, usually a couple a week if possible, go to a organization "Together We Can Make Difference House" and into a box with a lot of other quilt tops from other ladies. When they over flow, we have a "Quilt a Robics'' at one of the local care facilities and tie them all together and they are given to VETERANs to let them know they are appreciated. A lable is sewn on them, thanking them for their service. Well, we don't tie them all together, haha, we put the tops together with batting and backing and then tie them off. Ladies and men at care facilities love to do it, Veterans enjoy their quilts, we get rid of stress through sewing. Win, Win, situation. We also do up a few baby quilts too for new mothers. I love doing this. Material is donated by people that helps out in the cost.
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    I belong to a group that makes quilts for the local police cars (they wrap kiddies they must remove from homes in them and give them a teddy bear[also provided by another charity]), the local women's shelter, a YMCA program called "Reconnect" for homeless folk and Habitat for Humanity as well as specific charities who need quilts for fundraisers.

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    i'm making a quilt now for our local faith based thrift store. i've also made quilts at the local senior center and these quilts are donated to the local police department for at risk kids.
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    Most of my quilts go to Project Linus or to our local guild's "Kids Quilts" project, so that children who are sick or have experienced problems are comforted.

    I also make tops for Lutheran World Relief (finished by my mom's church group) for distribution to disaster victims overseas.

    My most time intensive quilts are given to my hometown Bible camp for their annual quilt auction fundraiser.

    I contribute fabric to many other sewing/quilting charities including those serving soldiers, veterans, and shelters.

    All are worthy causes, and I feel privileged to be able to help.

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    Our guild makes them for the VA nursing home residents, also the children's hospital. We also make cancer pillows for cancer patients, and are making pillow cases.

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    If you look in the offer section on the board, someone is taking donations for a silent auction for children with diabetes. I believe its redgarnet, but my mind is completely blah this morning so can't be positive.
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    I donate my quilts to local charities through my quilt guild. We supply quilts to Victim Services (fires, accidents etc), Children and Youth Services, Teen mothers (through local high school), the local woman's shelter and the youth shelter. We also take lap and wheel chair quilts to our local nursing and seniors homes. Our quilts seldom leave our county and there always seems to be a need. We do send a few overseas each year through the Lions service club.
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    thx, for the ideas. keep them coming. maybe we will all will get a few ideas. you got me thinking. about a homeless shelter for women and children that i know of in lansing. does anyone know how most work? do the 'clients' get to keep the blankets, or are they washed 4 reuse and kept in the facility? which way do you prefer?

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    I make quilts for the charity organization at Riley Childrens Hospital in Indy. They hand out quilts to over 11,000 children yearly, plus to patients at Indiana University Hospital. Whichever organization you choose to help with quilts, it would be wise to talk to them first, as most will have specific requirements regarding sizes, fabrics and batting.

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    My DD and I do quilts for Quilts Beyond Borders, a non profit who send completed quilts to Ethiopia and orphaned children. check out this link if you are interested. http://quiltsbeyondborders.wordpress.com
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    I have donated many yards of fabric to a lady in our community that ties them off and sends them to our local children's hospital or St. Judes. Our community has a baby shower every year and loves donations of baby quilts and other items. Our local children's hospital also asks for donations for the children that are there. It seems like there is always an organization that needs quilts.
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    Through my quilt guild we donate to:
    1. Project Linus, quilts carried in police cars and given to kids in bad situations.
    2. Blankies for Adults. The local dialysis center and cancer treatment chemo room can be cold and patients are often immobile hours while receiving their treatments.
    3. Hope Pregnancy Center for teen moms. Every baby gets a layette.
    4. Ronald McDonald House. Here we don't necessarily give quilts, but donate anything else needed to run a house, from paper plates to toothpaste, cash, and volunteer services.
    5. Peaceable Kingdom, a camp for special needs kids. They allow us to have a weekend retreat at their facility and we, in turn, donate quilts for the camp beds, movie house, infirmary, and lounge areas.
    6. Wounded veterans, often recovering in the hospital for weeks or months. We're near Fort Hood.
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    I am chair of the charity quilts for our guild. We give to the local womans' safe house and to a organization that helps the mentally and physically challenged.
    Quilts to the safe house go to children first then adults if there are enough. The other organization needs lap quilts for those in wheel chairs.

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    When I can afford it, I donate quilts to local foster kids. They receive them as Christmas gifts, and many times it is the first thing that they have had that is all their own. Breaks my heart.
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    I am in a yahoo group called Sunshine Quilt Guild that sends child-size quilts to two groups:
    • Wrap-a-Smile
    http://www.rotaplast.org/partners/wrapasmile.php
    These are for children having cleft palate surgery around the world.

    • Wrap-Them-in-Love
    http://www.wraptheminlove.org/
    These quilts are sent to various organizations, missions, orphanages, etc around the world and within the US that aid children. They also support the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation here in the US.

    I also donate to:
    • Quilts for Kids
    http://www.quiltsforkids.org/
    Sends quilts to hospitals associated with the Children’s Miracle Network - they have local chapters or you can send to a national group for distribution.
    • NICU Quilts – one of my local quilt shops sponsors this group to donate small quilts to cover the isolette of a baby in neonatal intensive care (to help reduce sounds and lights).

    Bless your heart for considering donation quilting. There are so many needs out there.

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    Our guild does the Sick Kids hospital, the hospice, the local womens shelter, the boys home, Directly to the hospital with some of the baby or premiee quilts, the food banks and anywhere that asks for them. I know that since July of last year we just gave #100 out this week. There are 54 still to quilt.

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    My items go to various places that our area has connections to. Main reason I guess is that I work at my own pace---------when I'm ready to send stuff out, I do.
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    The main place I have donated quilts is to the regional CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) office in my area. They go to children in foster care. I've done that on my own and as part of a group at church. In the church group we've also made quilted door hangers for Christmas to give to the nursing home next door. I've also given quilted potholders to the local women's shelter.

    Our group is also going to look into giving quilts to the county sherriff's office to give to the children they encounter on their calls.

    I prefer to do my giving locally, where I know exactly who is getting the items and can drop them off in person, but that is just a personal preference. The ladies at the CASA office are always thrilled when I stop by.

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    Like Shelbie, most of my charity quilts go to my Quilt Guild for distribution - last year, which I organized, they all went to the local Women's Shelter,
    On my own I've given to a boys home. I had a teenage grandson at the time (I still have him but he's older) and thought we'd made lots for babies, girls and mothers. I got the most wonderful letter from the youngster who got it. He was thrilled and so was I. I've also donated to the Animal Shelter and to a local church who'd requested some for elderly poor church members.
    I think anywhere where there are folks in need is a good place for your donations.

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    At my local Women's Shelter they are given to the Moms and kids to keep.

    Quote Originally Posted by sewNso View Post
    thx, for the ideas. keep them coming. maybe we will all will get a few ideas. you got me thinking. about a homeless shelter for women and children that i know of in lansing. does anyone know how most work? do the 'clients' get to keep the blankets, or are they washed 4 reuse and kept in the facility? which way do you prefer?

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    downey quilts for kids, st. Judes, linus project; the womens resource center (for the shelters) the fire department (for families who have lost all in home fires), relay for life, challenge mountain, the local hospital pediatric department and the hospice house are the (main) ones i donated to this past year- sometimes the list changes a bit but these are the ones who usually get quilts, pillowcases, afghans from me---and special requests---like the cheer team, the swim school, other (fund-raising) local requests.
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    Right now there are many tornato victims that need quilts
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    There are also "no-kill" shelters for homeless pets...you can make fairly small quilts, and boy! do they love them! I try to do several a year for a local one, also give a few to my vet.
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