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The mission of the Los Angeles Veterans Quilt Project is to thank our veterans and their families touched by war for their service to our country.
The Valley Quiltmakers Guild joined forces with the San Fernando Valley Quilt Association and have donated more than 2,000 quilts so far to veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
The group meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 10 - 3PM. We are pleased to welcome you to work with us or donate to this worthwhile project.
More information can be found on Facebook
Los Angeles Veterans Quilt Project
Each year, members of the San Fernando Valley Woodworkers, get together to design, and build toys for underprivileged children. Valley Quiltmakers support this effort by making the doll quilts that wrap a baby doll in the handmade cradles. The children receive the toys as gifts during the holiday season.
The San Fernando Valley Woodworkers donate between seven and eight hundred toys each year, to approximately 14 charitable organizations in the San Fernando Valley. We are proud to contribute our talents to this cause.
The Valley Quiltmakers Guild is an ardent supporter of the "Hilltoppers Assistance League of Los Angeles County". The Hilltoppers provide emergency clothing and supplies to children referred by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). These supplies are distributed through the Foster Children’s Resource Center (FCRC) located in the San Fernando Valley.
Members of the Valley Quiltmakers Guild make pillowcases that are given to the children who visit the center. They can then be used to carry their few possessions from home to home. This is often the only item that they are allowed to keep.
My Stuff Bags Foundation addresses the needs of children who must leave everything behind when they are rescued from abuse, neglect or abandonment and enter foster care, or who must flee with their mothers to the safety of a battered women’s home. Tragically, these children enter shelters with little more than the clothes on their backs.
Valley Quiltmakers Guild supports "My Sutff Bag" by hand-making quilts that are the child's to keep.
This group"s mission is to foster hopes and dreams by empowering children, youth and families to reach their highest potential.
Valley Quiltmakers' members make stockings and stuff them for the holidays; they hold "fund drives" to provide immediate needs like socks and underwear for the children.
If you're interested in helping, contact Kathy Calagias. firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Penny Lane:
In conjunction with Candy's Quiltworks in Reseda, members of the Valley Quiltmakers Guild support the Painted Turtle Camp by assisting in making "Turtle Pillows" for children attending the camp.
The camp is free to children with serious medical conditions and provides them a place to celebrate just being a kid..
To learn more about The Painted Turtle Camp check out their website: http://thepaintedturtle.org
The United Way of Greater Los Angeles has opened a Southern California Disaster Relief Fund to support long-term recovery from the Hill and Woolsey wildfires for low-income individuals and families throughout Southern California. Relief funds will assist those in re-establishing their lives, and the fund will be updated as needed to include individuals and families in other affected areas. This new United Way of Greater Los Angeles fund is in partnership with United Way of Ventura County and United Ways of California. The fund is live on the United Way of Greater Los Angeles website and can be found here: https://bit.ly/2DwhVKU
"For low-income individuals and families, a wildfire can mean the difference between staying housed and becoming homeless. Affected families need support to rebuild their lives, and we are proud to help give them a lifeline in this critical time," said Elise Buik, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Los Angeles.
United Way of Greater Los Angeles and Ventura County will work collaboratively to identify and vet organizations best positioned to serve those who are most in need and United Way of Greater Los Angeles will distribute the funds.
VQG members are organizing now with other quilt guilds and service organizations to determine how to be helpful to the victims of local wildfires and floods. Join us for a regular meeting to get information on our efforts.