We have a very active and productive community service side to our guild opportunities. The members of the committee and our membership support many different types of organizations. Some of the projects and the recipients will be shown on this page or an attachment. Click on links to reach more information!!!
We have had wonderful support from our membership in supplying The Painted Turtle Camp with several requested items - turtle pillows and small quilts to return home with the campers as a reminder of their week of summer fun, take home quilts for siblings on the family weekeds, the many single bed quilts that are washed each week to get ready for the newest group of campers to visit and quilts that adorn the walls and cover equipment throughout the location. Several of the items we delivered in 2014 can be viewed here.
One of our other efforts was to create bags that would be used to raise money to fund breast cancer research through the Helping Hands, Helping Hearts organization. Their website can be found on our links page. The bags were quick and easy to make. Check the bags out right here. This group helps cancer patients with the things that insurance doesn't cover.
Other groups we support include (but are not limited to),
Senior Center in Newhall (lap quilts, placemats, shawls, wheel chair quilts) SIZES BELOW
VA Hospital in West Los Angeles (quilts to returning vets)
Veterans Housing (quilts for the beds)
Habitat for Humanity - homes for vets in Santa Clarita (quilts of any size, at least one per home/vet)
Sheriffs (quilts and pillow cases for children picked up in domestic disputes)
Ronald McDonald House (quilts)
Donations to the Food Pantry in downtown Newhall
Donations to other local Santa Clarita charities/causes
Castaic Animal Shelter (cat or dog mats)
Under the Bridge (quilts and pillows for the homeless)
Guide Dogs of America, Sylmar, California (raffle quilt)
SIZES FOR QUILTS AND PLACEMATES
TWIN QUILTS-60 X80 Turtle Camp and VA
Take home Quilts for Turtle Camp- 42 X 54. we can use larger 58-60 X 68 X 70
Wheelchair/Lap 48 X36 Cal Vet/ VA masculine looking preferred
Shawls- 30 X 65
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