Additional information can be obtained by emailing philanthropy@cvquiltguild.org

 

 

Philanthropy Quilts

Coachella Valley Quilt Guild members create and donate quilts to various charity organizations throughout the Coachella Valley.  In 2014, over 325 quilts were donated to deserving charities.  The goal is to provide at least 300 quilts annually.  You too can help the guild achieve our goal!  For additional information on how, contact the committee at the above email link. 

 

Philanthrophy Charities

The Philanthropy Committee selected the charity organizations listed below to receive philanthropy quilts made by CVQG members.  Donations for these organizations will be accepted at the monthly guild meetings.

 

 

 

 

Barbara Sinatra Children's Center

A non-profit agency serving abused children throughout the Coachella Valley.

Website:  www.sinatracenter.org

 

Preferred Quilt Size:  Lap size 40 x 60

 

 

Shelter from the Storm

This agency provides comprehensive services to Coachella Valley victims of domestic violence -- professionally, ethically, and compassionately.

Website:  www.shelterfromthestorm.com

Preferred Quilt Sizes:  Crib 36 x 42, Lap size 40 x 60

Riverside County Department of Aging, Care Transitions

Intervention Program

(Coachella Valley recipients only)

A short term intervention self-management program designed to provide participants discharged from acute care settings with skills, tools and the support of a transitions coach to ensure that their health and self-management needs are met.  A goal of CTI is to help patients avoid repeat hospitalizations and potentially unnecessary institutionalization.

 

Website:  www.rcaging.org/programs services#cti

Preferred Quilt Size:  Lap size 40 x 60

 

Las Palmitas Elementary School

After School Program

Marci Robman is a special education teacher at Las Palmitas Elementary school. The school is located in Thermal and is part of a K-12 campus. Desert Mirage High School is connected to the campus. Ms. Robman conducts an after school program teaching fifth and sixth graders how to sew, knit and embroider.

 

During the after school program, the students learn how to make colorful pillow cases with donated cotton fabric. They also make little pillows and crochet using hoops. These children are always thinking of others and make pillows and pillow cases for other family members. One student made an apron for her aunt. There are twenty students in the class at a time; then after a month another group rotates into the program.

Marci started the program using fabric donated by her friends in the Ventura County area. But she is in need of donations again. Items needed include: fabric (pillow cases require about 7/8 of a yard of a primary fabric and 3/8 of a coordinating fabric), batting for the small pillows, embroidery thread (used to embroidery plain pillow cases), pins, needles, thread, sewing machine needles for Brother sewing machines, fabric scissors and other sewing notions. For their crocheting, they need yarn, hoops and crochet needles. As for fabric designs… since there are boys in the class who enjoy sewing as much as the girls, “boy” themed fabric is in great demand as is Halloween and Christmas fabric.

 

The Guild donated supplies to the program in 2014.

Contact Pene Owens, Philanthropy Chair, if you are interested in donating any of the needed items for Marci’s after school sewing program. 

 

Philanthrophy Cash Donations

Cash donations are provided annually to charities who provide outstanding services to the Coachella Valley community where receiving donated quilts would not provide a direct benefit to those they serve.  In 2015, the Coachella Valley Quilt Guild Board provided cash donations to FIND Food Bank, Healing Horses Therapudic Riding Program, and Shelter From The Storm.