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'tis better to give than to receive

Posted by Sharon Roos on

This is never more true than for the Mount Calvary Quilting Ministry. In November, 75 of our quilts went to two Wayside homeless groups for women to become a Christmas gift for their patients. It may well be the only Christmas gift they receive. We did this last year also, and it gives us much joy to do this.

We make and deliver over 1,000 quilts annually to homeless shelters in the downtown and west metro area. It takes two vehicles and four of our ladies to do the delivery each month, as we also include toiletries, warm scarves and hats we knit, and pillows and blankets that have been donated. Some of our favorite quilts are for children, because we sew a pocket on the front and include a color coordinated beanie baby in the quilt. Even if the beanie baby is lost, the child still has a pocket on his quilt to hold any of his little treasures

Thank you, Mount Calvary, for your donations of fabric, sheets for the quilt backings, yarn for the scarves, toiletries (from when you stay at a hotel on a vacation or business trip), and beanie babies. The big oak bin in the entry (the one on the far right) is where you can place any of these donations. Thank you most of all for your prayers for these neighbors in our midst who are homeless.

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