“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.”    Mother Teresa

Previous list - trying to update for 2021 

Ideas submitted by various members. Use your own judgment and research in selecting donation organizations.

 

Note: Some groups may not be collecting some items during covid restrictions.

LOCAL

-Utah County Welcome Baby

-Utah County Veterans Home in Payson - masks, wheelchair bags, other (call to find out current needs)

-Food and Care Coalition in Provo - provides transitional housing and needs bedding and quilts

-Project Sanctuary in West Jordan - provides transitional housing and needs bedding and quilts.

-The Center for Women and Children in Crisis (Orem) - shelter services, after care, transitional housing 

1433 East 840 North, Orem

Link to their list of acceptable donations -including office supplies, toiletries, shelter supplies, etc.  cwcic.org/donations/   

(?also provides a blanket to keep for those who are victims of assault per RevaBeth)

 

-Wrapped in Hugs - quilts for LGBT youth who are struggling (?? no info, contact RevaBeth Russell)


-Shriners Hospital

-Quilts for police cars - given to children at accident scenes or displaced from homes, must fit in 2 gallon size ziploc (UQG has sponsored)

-Abbington Senior Center (sewing quilt tops for them to tie and donate to homeless (36 -10 inch squares) 

 

-Newborn quilts (2 matching for stillborns, one for parent and one for burial)

 

NATIONAL (local chapters or local distribution)

 

DAYS for GIRLS -  Provide much needed feminine hygiene products for girls in impoverished areas throughout the world. 

Quilts of Valor

Stitching Hearts Worldwide  - variety of options: tying quilts for refugee camps or fire victims, making masks, making sleeping mats out of plastic grocery bags for homeless or refugees

Festival of Trees - money raised from donated quilts goes to medical research

Habitat for Humanity

NATIONAL

Other charitable organizations;  just Google the name to find their websites:

-Little Dresses for Africa  – a nonprofit that distributes dresses to girls in remote villages in Africa.

-Camo Quilt Project  - provide a camouflage cotton sleeping bag to a serviceman overseas.

-Benjamin Smiles Pillowcases—make a pillowcase for a child undergoing treatment for cancer.

   Also Ryan's Case for Smiles (formerly ConKerr Cancer).

-Quilts for Kids—make a quilt for a child suffering from abuse or a life-threatening illness.

-Sew Much Comfort— make some adaptive clothing (Velcro closure) for wounded veterans.

-Newborns in Need—make receiving blankets, burp cloths, or bibs for newborns in need.

-Lutheran World Relief— they are in need of quilts for impoverished people throughout the world.

-The Linus Connection  - provide a security blanket for a child in crisis.

OTHER ideas

-wheelchair quilts for rest homes

-fidget lap blankets for rest homes or autism

-adult scarves for nursing center

 

-fleece blankets for chemo patients

 

-pillows for cancer patients (dog bone style)

-dog beds for shelter animals