2/07/2008

Quilts of Valor, a Project for Veterans

Another Realtor in my office works diligently on Quilts of Valor, a nonprofit foundation of volunteers who make quilts to aid in the healing of our wounded vets upon their return from Iraq and Afghanistan. Due to some recent publicity (and more to come) her organization is starting to receive donations of fabric for constructing these quilts. She says, "I am asking you if you or someone you know might have a storage center, warehouse, or empty office that could be donated to us for storage and maybe even a workroom for volunteers to use to sew please contact me. Stay tuned for news about our Time Warner Cable video to be out soon as well as on CNN VOD and YouTube! This is such a needed and worthwhile cause, I hope you will also keep us in mind if your clients have cotton/flannel fabric, thread and sewing supplies or sewing machines to dispose of. We can always use more volunteers to help as well (no skills required). We also need money for postage to get the quilts delivered."

Weekly workshops are held Thursday afternoons at SewVac, 1762 Clark Ave., Long Beach, from 1-5 pm. This group has done two Make a Difference Days on Saturdays. Starting in March, there will be evening sessions in Cerritos. High school students can earn their community service hours by volunteering. They are an authorized agency for the Long Beach Unified School District to help them earn their 40 hours required for graduation, so they learn a skill and learn to give back to the community!

If any of you have work space we could consider, or materials, or an interest in this, please contact me!

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