Our guild is involved in a number of charity projects. If you are a Coos County organization in need of quilts, please email email@example.com.
Quilts of Valor
Terri Dirk is collecting Split-Back Star blocks for Quilts of Valor through November, 2023. She has collected 19 blocks so far.
Cancer Center Care Bags
Kelly Allred is collecting tote bags, zipper bags, lap quilts, and chemo hats for the Bay Area Hospital Cancer Center. Hospital staff fill these tote bags with useful and thoughtful gifts for chemo patients, like snacks, hand lotion, and other treats.
Our goal is to collect 250 tote bags. We have 73 as of May, 2023.
Kids’ HOPE Center
Kids’ HOPE Center investigates abuse allegations from communities throughout Coos County and beyond. Following the “medical model” of abuse investigations, Kids’ HOPE focuses primarily on meeting the whole health physical and emotional needs of victims.
Most of their clients are under the age of 12. Most are between the ages of 5 and 12, but they also have a need for quilts sized for infants and toddlers.
April is a big fundraising month for the Kids’ HOPE Project, and they hold a benefit auction. They welcome donations of items for auction, including household and decorative items like table runners, throw pillows, etc.
Quilts for Giving
The guild donates quilts to South Coast Hospice. These quilts mean the world to patients in hospice care, and often become treasured family items after the patient passes.
Some of our members meet to sew Quilts for Giving every week at Joan Glasgow’s house, Mondays and Wednesdays from 10AM to 2PM.