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Quilts for Those in Need – A Community Service Outreach Effort
This outreach involves making children’s quilts, totes or drawstring bags, and personal care kits for several local agencies. Guild members volunteer thousands of hours annually towards making and delivering these items, as well as providing financial donations.
Various organizations who benefit from the these outreach efforts are: (Please click on the links to visit their websites.)
St Jude’s Center for Young Children is located in a peaceful and secured area. They reach out to smaller children (ages 3 – 12) through numerous children’s activities.
The children who come to the shelter operated by the Youth Council are seeking refuge from abuse or neglect. They have been removed from what they know as home and are uncertain as to where they will call home next. Serving as temporary caregivers for these children, the staff cares for up to 16 boys and girls under the age of 17 by meeting their physical and emotional needs. Many arrive with little else save the clothes on their backs."
The mission of the Child Advocacy Center is to provide a neutral, child-friendly coordinated effort in the prevention, detection, prosecution and treatment of child abuse.
The GCCAC’s mission is …mending injured heads, hearts and souls.
Many of their children (ages 3-17) are sexually, emotionally, and physically abused. Their program offers a coordinated, multidisciplinary team approach involving representatives from law enforcement, the district and county attorney’s offices, and Child Protect Services, as well as medical and mental health professionals – all working as a team on each child’s case. The goal is to minimize each child’s trauma, provide immediate and long-term treatment and services, and to ensure proper investigation of cases.
Individual members also make and take quilts to the following on their own accord:
Quilts for the Methodist Hospital
Christian Women’s Job Core
Quilts for Fallen Heroes
Updated 8 March 2013