“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.             daysforgirls.org           can donate materials or time, several Utah chapters    

(local chapter in Mapleton - Joyce McBride   workshops on Tuesday mornings or you can cut, sew, or serge at home)

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

Quilts for Kids SLC - We are all volunteers united to make comfort quilts for children ages birth through 22 years living in Utah. Children overcoming life altering disease, violent crime, and disaster receive these quilts for their very own possession.  www.quiltsforkidsslc.org   {several easy patterns for charity quilts on this website}

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