Current Community Outreach Projects
Below are the Community Outreach projects
Morton Plant Hospital
- Tummy Time Baby Quilts – Donate a small quilt (30 to 36 inch square) to be used for baby’s tummy time. There are more boys in the NICU so boy colors would be appreciated. Look through your orphan blocks and add a few borders and it will be up to 30 inches quickly.
- Teddy Bears – These are for the children who go through the ER. Click here for the Teddy Bear pattern. Click here for Teddy Bear Instructions
- Knitted and Crocheted Items – They always need newborn size (not premie sized) baby hats, chemo hats, soft scarves (6″ X 60″) and lap quilts for the chemo treatment rooms. Click here for the Newborn Crochet Baby Hat Pattern. Click here for Child to Adult sized Crocheted Hat Pattern.
Mease Countryside and Morton Plant Hospitals
Hearts for Infants – This is a very easy, quick project. These hearts are given to mothers whose newborn infants have been admitted to the NICU. The fabric heart is worn against the mother’s skin so that the fabric might absorb the scent of the mother. The heart is placed with the baby in the isolette so that the mother is always with her child. Click here for Sewing Instructions for Developmental Hearts.
Heaven on Earth for Veterans
We provide monetary donations from our monthly 50/50 drawing and the money earned from our opportunity quilt made for our quilt show. This money is used for construction to rehab homes for veterans.
Pace Senior Center
The ladies there love to sew! If you are cleaning out your supplies and have good quality supplies to donate then I will take them to the ladies. They like to sew walker bags, aprons, and other community projects. They could use sewing machine needles and thread also. They would get the most use out of bigger cuts of fabric rather than quilting scraps. They also do art there so any coloring books, crayons, colored pencils, etc would be enjoyed.
Clothes to Kids
This organization collects good quality used clothes that is appropriate for school. They can always use school uniforms. Also shoes, belts, purses, costume jewelry, and backpacks are in demand. Later in the year we will be doing a drive to collect new (in package) socks and underwear. The kids range in age from 4 to 18 , so if you see a clearance super sale and can pick up something for them, we will be collecting for a late summer donation.
Click here to read more Clothes to Kids
For more information or questions on any of these Community Outreach projects, please contact Gale Pittman or Donna McCain.