Hi everyone, I would love for you to join me for our third year of making quilts to donate to children in foster care for National Foster Care Month in May 2023.
I am still in the planning stage for this year and will let you know once I have finalized the dates and have my two all-new simple quilt patterns to share with you.
Here are four quilt patterns that are simple and quick to make, and perfect to donate:
You are not required to make the quilts suggested above, any new quilt or blanket will be gratefully accepted that is suitable for a child.
You may also like to add to your package anything on the list that Comfort Cases suggest as donations (list here).
ABOUT COMFORT CASES
I have partnered with Comfort Cases, a national charity that provides packs to children in foster care. Comfort Cases are a national nonprofit that brings dignity and hope to children in foster care across all 50 states of the USA.
Over 700 children enter the foster care system each day. Most are given a trash bag to carry their belongings. These children have been neglected and often feel like they don’t matter. Many do not own a toothbrush or have a pair of pajamas.
Comfort Cases ask that quilts for big kids measure 50″ x 60″ and baby quilts measure 30″ x 40″. If your quilts are a little outside these measurements that will be fine.
Comfort Cases offer $20 shipping labels for boxes up to 70 pounds to be sent via USPS or UPS. So no matter where you are in the USA you have an affordable way to get your quilts to them. Click here for details.
“I remember carrying a trash bag and feeling worthless, like nobody cared about me.” – Rob Scheer, Comfort Cases Founder
Prizes! Did someone say prizes? Yes! I am currently working on some fantastic prizes to offer those that participate this year.
A Comfort Case gives a child entering foster care a sense of dignity and hope. Each is packed with a quilt/blanket to snuggle under, a cozy new pair of pajamas, a stuffed animal to hug, a toothbrush, soap, and other personal care items. The gift of these simple items tells a child, you matter.
Donate a Quilt for National Foster Care Month
WHO: You and your friends! Join me in making quilts to donate to Comfort Cases
WHAT: Make a quilt or buy a blanket to donate
WHEN: Let’s start making them in April, so we can send to Comfort Cases in May
WHERE: Comfort Cases is a US-based charity, but you can donate quilts in whatever country you are in. Click here for details.
WHY: To show these children that we care and that they matter
HOW: Make and gather as many quilts and blankets as you can and send them to Comfort Cases along with this note.
GIVEAWAY: Each year I do a giveaway, details coming soon!
Thank you all so much for joining me in this very special initiative to show children in foster care that they matter!
I can’t wait to see all the beautiful quilts donated for children in foster care.
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