Ill be updating this as i come a crossed new ones. Sorry its takeing me so long to get this list going, there are so many charity groups out there with dead site. so im having to visit each site and im trying to make sure they are still active.
The Nicholas Project
Heart Strings Quilt Project
Ugly Quilts sleeping bags for the homeless made from scraps.
Tiny Angels sent to NICU babies.
Wrap them in love
Yellow Ribbon Project has a lot of info about a lot of troop projects.
Grand Junction, CO
Thanks, Adele, this is a great start and will keep many of us busy.
I donate all my quilts to various animal (humane) charities. Perhaps there will be members who love animals and would like to donate to humane groups in their area to be auctioned or raffled off to benefit animals.
I don't have a list of humane non-profits, that is something that the individual quilter might like to investigate in their own area.
Perhaps you could add a little note about quilting for animals.
Judy i can do that. I didnt even though about that... animals need quilts too.
Quilts are such great items to auction/raffle off. They tend to generate a lot of excitement at fundraisers. Small humane groups have such a tough time raising enough money to support the animals that they care for. Thanks Adele.
What a wonderful idea ,I didn't thik about that. Pets love to lie on blankets ,so quilts would work .Will have to make some small ones and take to the shelters .Great idea...Barbara
EAT!! SLEEP !! QUILT!!
Actually it's not the animals that we make quilts for, we make the quilts so that the organization that is looking after the animals can raffle or auction them of to help with the expenses. I think you will find that most humane groups don't want quilts for bedding as they are so difficult to keep clean. Sorry to be so confusing.
Thanks Judy, you are right ,I did misunderstand .It's still a good cause.Barbara
i called some shelters today and they really can't take any toys with anything like poly-fil or batting because the animals may choke on it.
i have some fqs and plan on giving them to my little cousins to make pull toys for the the animals. i have to call the manager mon to see if she thinks it's possible.
hopefully they can put them on their resumes for college as volunteer work.
i'll see what the manager says on mon
I recently came upon a site called "Quilts for Kids": http://quiltsforkids.org/. They can send you the fabric to sew and send back. or you can provide your own fabric. This would be great opportunity for people who love to quilt but can't afford to buy the fabric.
I ordered one kit so that I could see what they were expecting in terms of size, quality, finishing requirements, etc. They give you 4-6 weeks to finish it.
There is a list of local chapters: http://quiltsforkids.org/chapters/.
I have not tried the Linus Project yet. But that may be one I pursue as well.
If you check out the thread Downey Quilts for Kids in general forums you will find a lot of ladies on site that quilt for this great organization.