Quilts for Kids has many requests for quilts of all sizes throughout next year. Following is a list of the agencies we are supporting:
In As Much House and Safe Place: They each use an average of 30 - 40 quilts per month. Their requirements are for quilts from baby to tween sizes.
Albion Healthy Baby Days: This is a free health fair especially designed for all expectant parents, and families with babies up to one year old who live in the greater Albion area. The event is held annually in September. In 2015 we provided approximately 75 quilts and anticipate the need to be the same in 2016. NOTE: This requirement has already been met.
Community Unlimited: This is a relatively new non-profit in the Athens/Union City/Tekonsha areas to help families find the resources they need to meet their everyday needs. One of the services is providing a “Welcome Baby Basket” to all newborns. The anticipated need is 75 newborn quilts each for the three areas. The family coach in charge of the program, Jenny Rouble, gave a brief presentation at the December 2014 meeting.
The quilts range in size from newborn (36” x 36”) to tween size (50” x 70”). These sizes are approximate to include all sizes in between.
NOTE: All workdays will be held at the Westlake Presbyterian Church, from 10:00 to 3:00. The next workday is Wednesday, October 20. Keep sewing tops and quilts for our kids. Finished quilts can be dropped off at Quilts at the Marshall House.
I hope we can all continue working together this coming year to help the children in our communities have a warm quilt to cuddle with and make them feel safe. This is a win - win situation. You get to make a quilt (a project we all love) and provide comfort to a child in need (another win). Over 250 quilts have been distributed already this year!
If you have questions, please contact either Gail Hand or Kathy Zilligen, co-chairs for Quilts for Kids.