2019 Service Projects:
In 2019, we will be highlighting some of our service projects as we go through the year and hope to have several speakers attend meetings to talk about their organizations.
Pathways 4 Youth: Count = 22
Every night there are approximately 150 homeless youth sleeping outside, in cars or couch-hopping with friends in the St. Cloud area. Pathways 4 Youth provides youth experiencing homelessness with the opportunity to learn about and gain access to resources that can put them back on a path that will help them to grow as individuals and be contributing members of our community. Especially needed are fleece blankets or warm quilts.
Recovery Plus: Count = 12
Twin size quilts for children aged 12-18, who stay at Recovery Plus for 6-8 weeks. They can take these quilts with them, and often are the first quilt they have owned.
Pockets of Hope: Count = 21
Backpacks are given to children entering foster care, filled with comfort and personal items. Every backpack has a blanket of some sort. The age range is infant to teenager, with a special need for toddler quilts/blankets.
Stearns Co. Tummy Time: Count =
Quilts are used for “Tummy Time,” where parents and babies play together on the floor. These should be brightly colored and 48” x 48” or larger.
Eagle’s Nest: Count = 13
Twin-sized bed quilts (approx. 60” x 80”) for Veterans staying at Eagle’s Nest, a home for healing in Sauk Centre. They may take the quilts with them when they leave. Also needed are pillowcases that match the quilts, and items for their silent auction at Nest Fest in the fall.
Coborn’s Cancer Center: Count = 463
Patient bags are given to cancer patients with a variety of personal and comfort items. Get-togethers for cutting and sewing bags happen several times a year at the VFW in East St. Cloud. Find a link to the pattern for the Coborn Cancer bags in Project Recipients under the Service Projects section.
The above list of projects should give members an idea of what they might like to work on throughout the year, if they choose to participate. All of the above projects can be worked on and completed at any time during 2019 and brought to any of the guild meetings.