There are many underprivileged people who need our help. It is up to us to help our fellow man. There are many ways in which you can help. If you can not help with money, how about time, fabric, quilts, thread? Every little bit counts. In case you are not sure if your efforts are appreciated, just read what a visitor had to say about your efforts.
Hello wonderful lady,
I never knew who it was that made our nephew a "quilt" and one for his lil sisters...but after reading about the quilts, it suddenly struck me...I had no one to thank!! Our Chad was buried with it....and until the day it went into the earth with him...or as like I like to say on his way through to his way to heaven...he was tuggin his sweet lil quilt. Thanks to all of you that do these wonderful acts of kindness. I have lots of time to call my own now...and I was just just thinking if maybe I can join something like this. Could you let me know what I can do?? And, to you, and all the others that have put all the time into those treasures...from one family here, you have our many thanks and our memories of our "Chad" all wrapped up in "his" quilt too :o)
Carol Ferrato, Auntie to Chad David Ferrato 8-12 81 to 11-8-90
After receiving Carol's letter a few years ago, we added a couple of organizations that could use your help. And we will add more in the coming months. As you can see from the letter above, they can make a big difference in someone's life. However, because CompuQuilt can not guarantee the validity of any organization listed on these pages we request that as a precaution, you check with the person or organization before sending any donation.
Quilts for Kids
From their website: "Our mission is two fold. First and foremost, we make quilts for kids in medical crisis from donated and discontinued fabric. Second, by using donated and discontinued fabrics, we keep the fabric out of the landfills.
We are a national, 501(c)(3) organization, headquartered in Yardley, PA (www.quiltsforkids.org) . When our founder, Linda Arye was working in the design industry, she noticed the enormous amounts of discontinued fabric that the fabric mills were simply discarding into the landfills. Ms. Arye asked if she could have the fabric and fabric samples targeted as waste, and the mills agreed.
It was then that she decided this fabric must have a better purpose. Ms. Arye created Quilts for Kids, Inc., in 2001, with the goal of using this fabric to make quilts for kids undergoing long term medical care. We have over 50 chapter nationwide, and together, we have donated over 40,000 quilts and kept over a million pounds of fabric from our landfills."
National Chapter: www.quiltsforkids.org
Davis, California chapter: http://www.davisqfk.org/
What's a BINKY?
A binky is a homemade blanket that can be sewn, knitted, crocheted or quilted. They range in size from 3 feet square up to twin bed size. (Sometimes we get requests for smaller binkies, 2' x 2' for our little Preemie babies, stroller size and our Binky Angels.)
We welcome all volunteers. We make blankets and give them away to children and teens in need of comfort across the country. We have local chapters and events. Binky Patrol welcomes students and scouting troops, churches, community service organizations.
QAC—Quilters Against Cancer
QAC is a non-profit organization established to financially help women that have been diagnosed with breast cancer with no health insurance. This is an invitation to gather your friends to quilt in support of women in need. The organization’s core is based on fundraising efforts around the donation and auction of quilts and wall hangings. To make this project successful, we need your quilting skill, energy, enthusiasm and time.
The organization accepts donated quilts from guilds and individual quilters and raffles them. The profits received goes back to the county from which the quilt came to help the women in need. Women across the country have the opportunity to benefit from this program with your donation of a quilt.
Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI)
Raising Awareness & Funding Research Through Art
29-Day Giving Challenge
To see the world change, we have to do something to change the world. Plus, the best way to attract abundance into your life is to be in a perpetual state of giving and gratitude. Be an important part of the global giving movement that inspires more generosity on our planet. To learn more visit:
Project Linus is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization with a two-fold mission:
First, it is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers."
Second, it is our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.
Please visit http://www.projectlinus.org/index.shtml to learn more about the project.
Quilts of Valor Foundation
The mission of the QOV Foundation is to cover ALL war wounded and injured service members and veterans from the War on Terror whether physical or psychological wounds with Wartime quilts called Quilts of Valor (QOVS).
This foundation is not about politics. It's about people.
Please visit http://www.qovf.org/ to learn more about the project.
Marine Comfort Quilts
The Marine Comfort Quilt group makes a special memorial quilt for the next of kin of the soldiers killed in Iraq, for ALL branches of the service. We need donations of 12.5 x 12.5 inch quilt blocks signed and with a message of love and hope for the families who are grieving. Each quilt is made of 30 quilt blocks from 30 different people in the U.S. This project was started by Jan Lang and is run by her and Ava Tomson.
Please visitwww.marinecomfortquilts.us to learn more about the project.
Victoria's Quilts -For Cancer Patients:
Victoria's Quilts make quilts for cancer patients....and lots of quillows for patients to take with them to chemo treatments (which make you very cold) I was hoping to gain some help in the quilting community in finding anyone across the country who would be willing to help us by making tops, lap size quilts, blocks, most anything. I also send quilts out around the country to cancer patients of all ages.
Click here to go to the National Chapter Website
Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation
I am a volunteer with Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation. They are best known for turning donated wedding gowns into granting wishes for men and women who are dying of breast cancer. Some of the gowns received are too damaged to sell but make beautiful quilts, which are then sold to grant wishes.
Each person or group participating in our nationwide quilting contest receives 12 damaged gowns and returns one queen sized or larger quilt for the contest. The remainder of the fabric is theirs to do with as they wish. We have been told this is actually enough fabric for three quilts.
Click here to go to Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation
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