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Jul 17th

An Amazing Local Charity: Quilts for Kids

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Think of your coziest setting.  Mine involves a soft blanket, a cup of hot tea, and a good book. It makes me feel warm and safe during moments of uncertainty. It’s usually during times of discomfort when cozying up does the most good.

A local organization called Quilts for Kids works to bring that sense of coziness, warmth, and safety to children and families in need of it the most. Volunteers at Quilts for Kids, in nearby Fairless Hills, PA, create beautiful, handmade quilts and donate them to children who are experiencing illness, abuse, and other difficult circumstances.

Click the video below to watch a Downy documentary featuring Quilts for Kids:

For fourteen years now, Quilts for Kids’ Founding President, Linda Ayre, has been organizing fabric collection, rallying volunteer quilters, and growing this amazing non-profit into an internationally recognized organization. Since 2000, when Ayre was inspired to find a good use for discontinued fabric and reminded of her daughter’s fear and discomfort during a hospital stay years earlier, Quilts for Kids has maintained a goal of distributing 30,000 quilts annually. In other words, Quilts for Kids works to surround 30,000 children with love each year. There are now over 100 Quilts for Kids chapters throughout North America bringing goodness and comfort to children all over the world. Click here to read some of the children’s stories.

Click the video below to view a short Downy documentary about one happy Quilts of Kids child:

Nourishing Storm is proud to team up with Quilts for Kids for this month’s Kirtan of Hope. It will be held on Saturday, July 26th from 7:30-9:00 PM at the Hatboro studio. Proceeds from the event will go straight to Quilts for Kids to help support their efforts to bring comfort to children and families across the country.

As we prepare for the Kirtan of Hope, Quilts for Kids has generously sent some of their newest quilts to the Nourishing Storm Hatboro studio so that we can get a taste of their beautiful work. As July 26 quickly approaches, let’s use our yoga practice to fill these quilts with our love before they are distributed to children in need. In addition, click here to find  other ways you can help.

Thank you Quilts for Kids!

 

Tera is a certified school counselor and teaches research courses at Immaculata University. When she is not teaching yoga at Nourishing Storm, you can find her dancing at DAC in Hatboro, creating new goods for her Etsy shop Gracious Sakes, or hanging out at home with her husband and their pets. If you’d like to find ways to get more involved in the community feel free to contact Tera at gracious.sakes2013@gmail.com.

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