Put your talent and creativity to use as a quilter by giving back through donating your next quilt to one of the many charities in the U.S. that accept quilts as donations for those in need. Use your talent to make your next quilt to comfort and brighten another person’s life along the way. Volunteer your creative talent and start quilting for charity!
Here is a list of charities that you can donate a quilt to.
1.) Quilts of Valor, QOV
Quilts of Valor is a charity that gives back to veterans in need by donating durable blankets to those who have served for our country. QOV also holds many events and volunteer opportunities open to all members of QOV. If you are not a member you can simply sign up in order to help out at events. In order to ensure that the quilts last a long time for our veterans there is a requirement that certain fabrics and threads are used in each quilt that is donated.
2.) Project Linus
With over 5 million quilts donated to children since 1998, this charity has come a long way in helping comfort so many children across the U.S. who are battling illness. There are local chapters of this charity all across the U.S. that you can find in order to get involved. You can also donate your blanket by mail or in person. This charity gives you full in depth information about how you can help give back to a child in need as well as how to go about donating your quilt.
3.) Quilts for Kids
Quilts for Kids is another great charity to donate your time and talent to as a quilter. This charity donates quilts to children in need who are struggling from illness. As a quilter you can volunteer your time and talents by sending unused fabric to their headquarters or create patch worked quilts to donate. If you are looking to get more involved you can look for local chapters located near you here.
This non-profit organizations help donates blankets to children of all ages all around the world so that “they can can be wrapped in love and comfort”. The Wrap Them in Love Foundation values every quilter’s help in the donation process as well as their unique creativity that they leave behind in each quilt made. This foundation gives quilts to children locally and around the globe at orphanages, hospitals and shelter homes. When tragedies such as natural disasters occur, Wrap Them in Love Foundation will send quilts to help those who are struggling and need extra blankets.
This charity specifically donates quilts to U.S. soldiers who served in Afghanistan and Iraq wars. For 11 years now this charity has been providing soldiers and their families with a special hand made patriotic quilt as a way of thanking them for their service. Since 2015 this charity has donate over 17,000 quilts. Click here to get more information about how you can help donate and give back.
6.) Binky Patrol
Binky Patrol is a simple and easy way for any quilter to volunteer by donating any knitted, quilted or sewn blankets to children and teenagers who are in need of a little love and warmth during hard times. All that is required for donated blankets is that they are washer friendly and have no pins or needles in them so as not to harm the children that they are given to. This charity also provides special events free for all to join and free patterns to help get you started. For more information about how you can help click here.
The American Red Cross is a more familiar organization that gives back locally and nation wide to those who are in need of help. One way quilters can help give back is through donating quilts in excellent condition to the American Red Cross location nearest them or bidding off their quilts to help raise money to donate to the American Red Cross.
There are many more charities out there that you can donate to such as local shelters, hospitals and youth centers that are in need of extra blankets for those who are in need of help during hard times. Try looking at charities within your hometown and that are nearby where you can also get involved with and help give back within your own community. Share with us your finished quilt that you plan to donate to charity on our Quilter’s Thread mobile app.
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