2015 – 2017
Mercy Hospital Pediatrics Unit. Their patients range from babies up to age 18, so you can make baby, toddler, and twin size quilts. Use your brights, themed, baby and fun fabrics for these. Most of the quilts will stay on the unit unless a child is seriously ill and spends a lot of time in the hospital, then they will keep that quilt.
Domestic Violence Center here in Des Moines. There again, all ages of children from babies to teens, plus adult women. Quilt sizes would be baby up to twin size. These families often leave their home with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. The center houses mostly women and children, but some men are also victims of domestic abuse. They are housed separately, so men’s quilts are also welcome.
Pleasant Hill Residential for mentally disabled US male veterans. We will also keep the Veteran’s Home on our list. Many of you have commented that you would like to see that continue.
Refugee Resettlement Program (Catholic Charities)
Twin Quilts for adults and children
Pleasant Hill Residential for mentally disabled US male veterans
Twin Quilts (red-white-blue would be great!)
Altoona Nursing & Rehab
Lap Quilts for wheel chair residents approx. 42’’x50’’ (flannel backing)
Lighthouse Transitional Living Program– Polk County Youth & Shelter Services
For pregnant & parenting young women
Broadlawns birthing center wants to send a blanket or quilt home with each new mother. (that’s 25 – 30 babies / month!) Lets get busy on those adorable baby quilts (approx. 36″ x 36″ to 48″ x 48″ ). They also need children’s lap quilts for refugee families, pediatrics and mental health center.
Hawthorn Hill’s “New Directions Shelter” is a 30 day shelter, serving about 350 women and children each year. (61% of Iowa homeless are women and children) Their “Home Connections” is a permanent housing program for families. Their need is for twin size quilts for adults and children. They do not need crib size quilts. Our donated quilts will be for the families to keep.
2012 – ChildServe and Fire Department
Childserve – Making Quilts for ChildServe in Johnston, IA
Donating quilts to local Fire Departments to aid families who have lost their homes to a fire.
2011 – YESS and Premature Babies
Youth Emergency Shelter – This organization can use and will accept quilts from baby thru twin size with brights colors and kid prints.
Local Hospitals – We donated quilts to the premature babies in our local hospitals. There is a need for quilts from size 36” X 36” up to 42” X 42”. Pastel colors are preferred. These quilts are used to cover the isolates and then are given to the families when the babies go home.