“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.
-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)
-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 -
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.
-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