Your Skills are Needed to Create a Charity Quilt

There are many organizations that create and give quilts to the underprivileged or sick men, women, and children in need of comfort.  Nine are listed below.  If you cannot help with money, how about time, fabric, quilts, thread? Every little bit counts.  If you are not sure your efforts would be appreciated, read what one visitor had to say about the gift her nephew received. It will break your heart.

 

The Organizations

After receiving Carol's letter a few years ago, we added the following organizations that could use your help. As you can see from the letter above, the quilts can make a big difference in someone's life.  However, because CompuQuilt cannot 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.

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Quilts for Cops

Quilts for Cops

From their website: Quilts for Cops is a registered 501c3 foundation and all donations are tax deductible.

Since founding Quilts for Cops on October 25, 2016, over 280 beautiful handmade quilts have been sent to First Responders across the nation who have been injured in the line of duty.  As of July 20, 2017, 160 recipients remain on our waiting list for quilts and that number grows daily.

The website address is: http://www.quiltsforcops.com/

Quilts for Kids

From their website: "Our mission is twofold.  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

National Chapter: www.quiltsforkids.org

 

Binky Patrol

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. 

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.

http://www.binkypatrol.org/

 

Quilts for Cure

Quilts for Cure is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that exists to raise awareness about childhood cancer, provide every child in the US being treated for cancer with a quilt, honor the children who are fighting for their lives, and to fundraise for CURE Childhood Cancer research programs so that kids can have safer, more effective treatments.

https://quiltsforcure.org/

 

 

29-Day Giving Challenge

This site is not a charity quilt organization but they encourage us to be more generous as a way of life. 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:

http://www.29gifts.org/

Project Linus

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." 6.5+ million quilts have been delivered since 1995.

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/ to learn more about the project.

Quilts of Valor Foundation

The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.

Total Quilts Awarded: 165,559  

This foundation is not about politics. It's about people.

Please visit  http://www.qovf.org/ 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.

Go to the National Chapter Website: http://www.victoriasquilts.com

Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation

Our mission is to grant wishes, including memory-making events, for metastatic breast cancer patients, while continuing to support, educate and increase resource awareness.

Click here to go to Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation:

http://www.makingmemories.org

Thank you so much for taking the time to consider making a donation of time, money or supplies. Your efforts are needed to comfort these people in need.

If you know of any other organizations that make charity quilts, please let us know so we can update our page.

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