One of the activities for Olathe Quilter's Guild is making projects for various local charities. Guild members will periodically vote on charities to support. Charities we are currently working with are listed below.
Project Warm Embrace - Charity Champion is Karen Goodwin. The Kansas Division of Children and Families partners with community quilters to provide quilts to children in foster care. There is an end-of-the-year distribution of quilts in December. They need quilts that are 45" x 60" or larger, made of cotton, denim or fleece that are tied, hand or machine quilted with no embellishments (such as buttons, puff paint, etc.). In addition, quilts of any size are appreciated to be distributed at other times, as well as fabric bags for children to put their personal items in.
Neonatal Isolette Covers - Charity Champion is Karen Lacy. These covers are given to the Shawnee Mission Hospital NICU. These are typically made of flannel, of which the backside must be solid. The size is approximately 42" by 60", but can vary some.
Click here for an Isolette Cover instruction sheet
VA Medical Center HUD-VASH Program - Charity Champion is Linda Hagen. This is a program through the VA where HUD provides homeless vets with low income housing. The social services program follows vets in the KC area who are placed to help reintegrate them back into society. The best size quilt to make for vets in the housing program is twin size. Lap and wheelchair quilts are also being donated for use at the medical center, such as when vets are receiving chemo treatment.
Click here for a printable summary PDF sheet containing quilt sizes by charity.