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. Some of the recipient agencies are listed below.
Kay Hopkins ( Katherinehopkins1129@yahoo.com) and Gerry Schug maintain a list of all donated quilts and also organize fabric and batting donations for the club members.
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 2017, we provided Fostering Hope with 164 quilts, 157 pillowcases, 140 book bags, and 70 cosmetic bags during the year and also make a financial donation.
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 2018, we made a financial donation to Help4Kids and members contributed food items for the BackPack Buddies 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 2018 we provided 17 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. Grand Strand Quilters bound over 500 quilts for Quilts of Valor this year. Others donate tops and provide longarm quilting.
See the most recent news letter for the quilts of valor here.