COMMUNITY OUTREACH. 2020
Welcome to VMQG! Philanthropic work is an important part of our 501(c)3 status. We welcome your participation. Here are some of the ways you can be a part of it!
A Block is presented to the membership via the meeting and on our web site. Members have usually 2-3 months to sew the blocks, then they are collected and assembled into quilts.
January: Present New Block………….. Feb & March, we will Collect Blocks
April: Present New Block………….. May & June, drop or mail blocks
June: Present New Block………….. July & August, drop or mail blocks
August: Present New Block………September & October, we will Collect Blocks
November and December, No Blocks.
We all need some time to regroup for next year!
Pillowcase quilts are available at each meeting. Directions are available at meetings and posted on the web site. Pillowcases are presented to Foster Children’s Resource Center, a small portion presented to Operation MEND, and some to Haven Hills. Pam B. coordinates this worthwhile project.
Quit kits are available for signing out at each meeting. They vary from simply piecing a top , to completing a kit from start to finish! Included in the Quilt kit is a label that identifies VMQG. Please stop by and take a look and see how you can help!
How much fun is this!! It could be a “sew-ins” at a member’s home, or we might organize fabric, cut quilts and assemble quilt kits. Contact Nona if you’d like to add your name to the on going list and we will call you for the next Sew-In.
Our members continue to be very generous. They have donated fabric, batting, and of course their super talents and precious time. Above are some of the many quilts that members unselfishly made and donated at recent meetings. You are encouraged to share your contribution with us via the “Show and Tell” portion of the meeting.
IN 2019 OUR SELECTED OUTREACH GROUPS RECEIVED A TOTAL OF 67 QUILTS FROM VMQG ! WE DONATED OVER 200 PILLOWCASES TO:
Foster Children’s Resource Center.
HAVEN HILLS: A shelter for Domestic Abuse, located in Canoga Park, CA.
OPERATION MEND: Meeting Each Need with Dignity. Quilts are given to pregnant, or new mothers that the agency services. It’s located in Pacoima, CA.
FOSTER CHILDREN’S RESOURCE CENTER: Located in Northridge, this agency services over 2000 foster children a year, from newborn to age 21. They also accept children’s books, toys and quilts.
CATS: The Center for Assault Treatment Services: 24 hour response for sexual abuse or assault. It is based out of Northridge Hospital.
Contact: Nona Kirby, Charity Coordinator 818-400-7435. Nona.R.Kirby@gmail.com
“May you be proud of the work that you do, the person you are and the difference you make”