I’ve said it before. Seamstresses, sewists, crafters whatever we call ourselves are quite generous when it comes time to give to those in need. I received a email from Grace who alerted me to the wonderful effort driven by Downy through their Downy Touch of Comfort Program. Downy is asking Facebook fans to help them reach their goal of raising $20,000 for Quilts for Kids by sharing what brings them comfort on the Downy Touch of Comfort Facebook tab. Downy will donate $2 to Quilts for Kids for each note of comfort shared on their tab!!
For more information on the Downy Touch of Comfort and Quilts for Kids please check out this video of Founder Linda Arye as she talks about the program and how it changes lives. In short quilts are made by people just like us all over the country. They are then given to children in need. The above photo is of two children who have been given a little comfort after the tornado’s in Oklahoma. These quilts also help children who have stays in hospitals.
Hear a story from Faith whose hospital stay was made a little bit more comforting by the Downy Touch of Comfort Program and the Quilts for Kids.
There are many ways in which you can help.
If you are a quilter: Use your stash of brightly colored kid-friendly fabric to create patchwork quilts of your own and donate them to Quilts for Kids. (Remember they need to be sewn and quilted on a machine with lots of machine quilting so they hold up to all the washings they go through at the hospitals.) Request a quilt kit HERE!
Connect with your local chapter of Quilts For Kids and see how you can help them donate more quilts to children in your community. Find a local chapter HERE!
Are you a fabric hoarder of child-friendly fabric? Is there fabric taking up valuable space in your closet that you intended to use in a quilt or other craft project? Don’t feel guilty about not doing the project—donate it to Quilts for Kids to be made into quilts for the children. Quilts for Kids will be happy to send you a tax donation form! Send the fabric to headquarters or contact your local QFK chapter. Fabric has to be “new,” unused, and not clothing or draperies,etc.
And for more information on Quilts for Kids and how you can put your sewing skills to work click HERE!