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Helping Hands Reaching Out!

Los Angeles Veterans Quilt Project

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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

Doll Quilts for Needy Little Girls

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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.  

www.sfvw.org

Pillows cases for Foster Children

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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. 

https://assistanceleaguela.org

My Stuff Bags

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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. 

www.mystuffbags.org

Penny Lane

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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.  kcalagias@yahoo.com.  For more information about Penny Lane:

www.pennylane.org

Turtle Pillows

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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

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Valley Quiltmakers Support California Disaster Relief

United Way of Greater Los Angeles Announces Disaster Relief Fund for Hill and Woolsey Fires

                                      

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.





Learn More

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.