Grand Strand quilters continue to be generous with their time, talent, and money to support our local community. Each year Grand Strand Quilters provide quilts, pillow cases, financial aid, and other donations to local agencies. Even though we did not meet for much of the 2020 year, members continued their charity work. Some of the recipient agencies are listed below.
If you would like to donate a quilt top, find a list of appropriate quilt sizes here.
Fostering Hope . http://fosteringhopeinc.com/
Fostering Hope is a private, non-profit organization that serves the needs of local children placed in SC Foster Care system. The children are able to shop, at no cost to them, for clothing, shoes, school supplies, personal items, toys, coats and, of course, the quilts we make and donate to Fostering Hope for them. Fostering Hope accepts private donations of gently used and new clothing, shoes, coats, school supplies from the general public. Learn more about Fostering Hope from the website below.
In 2020, we provided Fostering Hope with 336 quilts, 191 pillowcases, 308 face masks, 135 drawstring bags
Help 4 Kids / Backpack Buddies http://help4kidssc.com/
The Help4kids / Backpack Buddies Philosophy: Help4Kids / Backpack Buddies is a 100% volunteer organization that relies solely on donations. Children should not go to school hungry or without proper clothing, shoes or school supplies. We believe going to school prepared will help them learn and be better able to finish school and go beyond the cycle of poverty into which they were born.
In 2020, we made a financial donation to Help4Kids and members contributed clothing as well as food items for their Backpack Buddies lunch program.
Habitat for Humanity http://www.habitatmb.org/
When Habitat for Humanity dedicates a house in Horry County we give a quilt to the parent(s) and one to each child that will be living in that house. In 2020 we provided 16 quilts to Habitat for Humanity homes.
Quilts of Valor http://www.qovf.org/
Many of our members are active in the Quilts of Valor organization. Members bind many of the Quilt of Valor quilts for the Shore Birds. We also made a financial donation.
Other contributions for 2020
Hutton House for Veterans with PTSD - 7 quilt tops.
Anderson Oaks Assisted Living in Conway - 50 lap quilts
Meals on Wheels - 120 placemats
NHC (National Health Care) – 100 placemats