Community Outreach

In 2017 when Community Outreach surveyed our Guild membership to determine the charitable areas closest to their hearts, we discovered those areas included children, the elderly, the homeless and veterans. So, for 2018 Community Outreach expanded the scope of projects that supported these areas, and we will continue to do so in 2019. Outlined below is information about the organizations we work with and what we provide. We welcome you to join us in our efforts to reach those in our community, and trust you will find a project that calls to you to create for the organizations we are involved in. For more information consult our newsletter, or contact our Community Outreach Chair Linda Sue Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

John Peter Smith and Cooks Children’s Hospitals – TVQG has a long history of providing baby quilts to JPS to support their neonatal and NICU units. The quilts enable JPS to provide support to several of their internal programs that they have developed. They have traditionally asked for quilts and receiving blankets, but for 2019, JPS has asked for small quilts called loveys, or taggie quilts, and crocheted or knitted preemie or baby caps.

Fort Worth Police Department - TVQG partners with the Fort Worth Police Department in several of their efforts to work with children, adults in shelters and the homeless. Those efforts include collecting toys for children in shelters for their birthdays and at Christmas for the Cowboy Santa program. Periodically, we will also collect items such as toilet tissue, socks, toothpaste/toothbrushes, and hotel-size soaps and shampoos to benefit the homeless and elderly.

Brotherhood For the Fallen - In 2018, TVQG partnered with the Brotherhood for the Fallen, an organization with the FWPD, whose mission is to send 2 uniformed officers to the funerals of police officers slain in the line of duty. TVQG has committed to assist the Brotherhood in their mission by providing quilts to the spouse/families of those Texas officers who were killed in the line of duty.

Meals on Wheels – This project will allow our members to share placemats, lap throws, dining scarves and other pertinent items with Meals on Wheel’s clients. For 2019, TVQG has also undertaken sharing items, such as small quilts, for client’s pets.

Roll Call  - This is a veteran’s organization which serves veterans of all military organizations and wars. TVQG has a goal this year of providing “Christmas Goodie Bags” for each veteran attending their annual Christmas party.

Recovery Resources - Recovery Resources provides aid to several shelters and programs such as Safe Haven which provides for those in need of assistance. TVQG works with Recovery Resources by sharing such items as quilts, pillowcases, hats/scarves and Christmas stockings/bags. Additionally, TVQG provided “Sewing Lessons” for teens at their annual summer workshops. Additionally, for two years TVQG has provided an auction quilt to the “Jim Bradshaw Annual Gala” to support their efforts to raise financial support.

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