Lately I have been thinking that I need to share my quilty love outside of my house / family / friends. When I saw 100 Quilts for Kids popping up in the Blogging universe, I knew that now was the time. The deadline is September 30th so I have time yet to get a quilt (or maybe two!) in.
I am not sure what I am going to make yet, but I have decided that my finished quilt(s) will be donated to Phoenix.
From their website "Phoenix is a non-profit, community based organization located in Halifax. We offer at-risk and homeless youth (ages 12 – 24) the opportunity to break the cycle of homelessness and find a better path. Our services are free of charge to any youth who reaches out to us – we don’t require adult permission. Phoenix prides itself on being 100% non-judgemental and welcomes people from all cultures and walks of life. We offer a wide range of programs and services including: prevention, crisis assistance, emergency and long-term shelter, employment and learning assistance, counselling, parent support, food, laundry, medical support and more."
I think youth involved with Phoenix would love a quilt to cuddle in as they brave their new paths. I have a big weekend of sewing ahead!
Do you quilt for Charity? Would love to hear all about it.
My guild gave away over 260 quilt last year, and I personally make several donation quilts a year. I always make on big quilt for a charity to auction off. This year my quilt will be donated to the boys and girls club!ReplyDelete
Good for you, Adrienne! And a worthy charity to support. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!ReplyDelete
You are inspiring me. I have a few ideas for charity quilts, and I need to get from thought to action... So far my charity quilting has been limited to a couple placemats for meals on wheels and one baby quilt. Good of you to choose something for older kids and young adults. Baby quilts are so fun (and quick) to make, but the older kids and adults are probably the ones that would benefit more from a quilt made with love by a stranger. My goal this year is to make at least one fair size quilt (lap or single bed) to be donated to a worthy cause.ReplyDelete