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. Our quilts also go to their Mommy and Me program, which encourages expectant mothers to remain drug-free during pregnancy. This year we are also providing quilts to Cooks Children’s Hospital. Per their requests, we are also making receiving blankets for the babies in the warmer months. Check the newsletter for information about our receiving blanket contest!
Quilt sizes needed for JPS – 36”x36” or 36”to 48”x40” and larger sizes for Cooks Children’s
Receiving Blanket sizes needed for both hospitals – 36” by width of fabric or 40” by width of fabric or
18”x18” for the preemies
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. Additionally, through a program the FWPD has, we will be able to spread our knowledge of sewing and quilting by teaching youths to sew.
For 2018, Community Outreach is making specially designed quilts to give to an organization within the PD known as the “Brotherhood for the Fallen.” The Brotherhood is committed to sending 2 uniformed officers to the funerals of police that were slain in the line of duty. Our quilts will go to the spouse/families of those officers who were killed in Texas.
Meals on Wheels – This new project will allow members to share placemats and lap throws with Meals on Wheels clients. Additionally, we will also help fund this organization three times a year with “jar” money which will be collected at Guild meetings from members who would like to participate through financial donations.
Roll Call - This year we will extend our efforts to include veterans through an organization called Roll Call, which services veterans of all military organizations and wars. Community Outreach has a goal this year of gifting Roll Call with 500 patriotic pillowcases. Check the newsletter for information about the “Patriotic Pillowcase Challenge”. We will also contribute to their veterans luncheons 3 times this year through our “jar” donations.
Recovery Resources - We work with Recovery Resources by sharing such items as quilts, pillowcases, hats/scarves and Christmas stockings. Recovery Resources provides aid to several shelters and programs such as Safe Haven which provides for needs for the abused