Our members donate quilts to a variety of charities! In 2013, approximately 200 quilts were donated to the charities we support.
Our members are continually making baby quilts and youth quilts which are donated to the Children's Resource Center (CRC) in Bowling Green, Ohio. This is a local agency whose services include helping young teenage mothers. Sometimes these hand made quilts are the only gifts these mothers receive. 86 baby quilts were given to CRC during 2010!
We also donate quilts to The Cocoon, a shelter for women and children who are dealing with domestic abuse.
On a more limited basis, we have also donated to Ronald McDonald house, the Wood County Historical Society, St. Vincent's Hospital - Children's Palliative Care Unit, Quilts for Heroes from the Heartland (American Veterans) and Project Linus.
Each member is asked to make one baby quilt and one youth quilt or two baby quilts or two youth quilts (two quilts total). Sometimes we work as a group, sewing and tying these quilts.
Following are the suggested quilt sizes for the various organization we support:
Children's Resource Center
Coordinators: Barb Henning Baby -- 36" by 48" or larger
Wendy Jenkins Youth -- 48 by 60
These can be any size; the baby quilts are often used as "floor quilts" to provide babies a safe, clean place to play. The youth quilts are generally lap quilts for adolescent boys.
Coordinators: Carol Hicks
Prefer twin size -- 60 by 72 or longer, but any size is appreciated
St. Vincent's Hospital -- Children's Palliative Care Unit
Coordinator: Karen Glassford
Any size is welcome as these quilts go to children of all ages from infant to
Quilts for Heroes from the Heartland
Coordinator: Shari Wiseman
These are for American Veterans receiving treatment at the VA Hospital in
Cincinnati. Twin-sized quilts are needed -- approximately 60 by 85. They can also use pillowcases to coordinate with the quilts, lap robes, and baby quilts.
Coordinator: Deborah Tell
Any size children's quilt is needed.