Sunday, June 15, 2008

Quilts for Kids

My friend Donna is doing some great things for this organization. Here is what she says about it:

"Basically, what we do is make quilts for sick children in hospitals. Quilts for Kids ( makes these quilts and donates them to children in the hospitals with life threatening illnesses such as Cystic Fibrosis, Cancer, AIDS, as well as abused & neglected kids. We do what we can to raise money. All of the fabric is provided for those that volunteer to make quilts. It is such an awesome non-profit group! We also make wheel chair bags and bed bags for these kids. These quilts are quilted by machine so that the kids in the hospitals can hold on to them during procedures and they hold up really well when washed repeatedly. The quilts and things that these kids have in the hospital are washed repeatedly with the industrial machines that the hospital use to try to keep them germ free or as germ free as possible."

This is a great organization to volunteer for. If you can quilt, I would encourage you to contact them about helping out or donating.

1 comment:

heartshapedhedges said...

Hi, I just found your website.

I wanted to chime in on the quilting group....

My son battled cancer for 3.5 years, and spent much time in the hospital. We had some special blankets and quilts given to us, and they were one of the few things we would be sure to take with us for hospital stays.

It made such a difference to have color and a sense of home, in a sterile hospital room. We also were reminded that people were thinking of us and praying for us, as we went through the difficult journey.

My son became very attached to all of his special blankets, and I wanted to encourage anyone thinking of joining such a great ministry.