Thursday, December 11, 2014

Philantrophy 2015

The New Year is just around the corner.  I'm excited to begin our philanthropy efforts for 2015.  We have had some suggested for things to do and we are looking into them.  If there is anything you would like us to look into or participate in - just let me know.  (Thank you Karen Alders for making contact with CHOC.)

Currently, we are looking at the following:
  • The Million Pillowcase Challenge (see previous blog post for details)
  • CHOC - Baby quilts, bed covers to cover incubators and crib mattresses.
    • Dimensions 36 X 48 are best.
    • There are Precut kits available for their special incubators.
    • Sewing Retreat at Choc on February 28th.
  • Any other organization to donate quilts.
So keep those donations of material and batting coming.  We are looking forward to another very successful year.

2015 sew dates for philanthropy are as follow:
  • Sunday, March 8, 2015
  • Sunday, June 14, 2015
  • Sunday, September 13, 2015
  • At our Holiday Party in December!
Mark your calendar!  Hope to see you there.

I will be bring my "blue philanthropy basket" to each meeting to distribute and collect projects and donations.

Thank you in advance for your continued participation.


And we have already started our efforts.  YAY!!!! 

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you - Philanthropy Efforts in 2014

Once again- I want to thank you everyone for their philanthropy efforts this year.  It was a great year!
To recap, in March we presented over 25 quilts to Casa Teresa for those in need of a temporary home and on-going support for pregnant women who are alone. 

Thanks to Janet and our members for all of your hard work over the prior 18 months to delivery such beautiful quilts to these mothers.

From March through Oct, we worked hard to hit a goal - our goal was to have quilts ready for the holidays for those in need.  And WE DID IT!
We completed 32 quilts in a very short time and 3 local organizations benefited from our efforts - Women's Transitional Living, Inc., Interval House and Human Options.
Each of these organizations help those affected by domestic violence and sexual abuse.
I am grateful to each and everyone of you for your participation.