Monday, November 23, 2015

Quankets for foster kids


Star surround quilt
Flower Power
August 2015

Hourglass block quilt
Country Fair
September 2015

Quankets for foster kids
Don’t Fence Me In
September 2015

Wagga Rug
Virgie’s Wagga Rug
November 2015

Here are four more quankets that I donated to foster kids over the past few months.

In the U.S., there are over 463,000 children living without permanent families in the foster care system. This is a staggering number. Since beginning my Love Hugs project three years ago, I have donated 55 quilts to my county's Child Protective Services. The quilts are given to kids as they enter the foster care system, since a lot of these kids are literally pulled from their homes with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. I hope that the kids that receive one of my quilts feels comforted in knowing that they are loved by someone that doesn't even know them.

If you are a quilter looking for a new outlet for donating your charitable quilts, I hope that you will consider donating to your local child protective services agency.


7 comments:

  1. Your quilts and your generosity are wonderful. Thanks for all you do.

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  2. Beautiful quilts for a wonderful cause. Your generosity will be rewarded.

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  3. These are so pretty!
    I think its wonderful that you donated them to the kids.

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    1. Thank you! When I first began making charity quilts, I thought long and hard about where I would donate them. There are so, so many great causes out there. In the end, I felt that if a foster child's circumstances made them feel unloved, that that was something I wanted to right. Every child deserves to be loved. I hope that every foster child that receives a donated quilt feels the love that someone put into that quilt, love from a complete stranger - and know that there is hope.

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  4. Our comfort quilt group gives the county foster kids quilts through their Holiday Care program. It seems to make more sense to give them to them right away.
    Last week a boy we fostered 28 years ago contacted us. When he left us they moved 3 states away. Apparently I made quite a difference.

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  5. What a heart-warming story! All you do and have done for foster kids sounds wonderful. Let's keep spreading the word across the quilting community that donating quilts to foster kids can make such a difference in a child's life.

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