Our last giving update was in the beginning of November and since that time our quilts have gone to the following people/places:
*37 birthday quilts have gone to children in our "Wrapped In
Hope" birthday quilt program for children who have a parent in prison.
*We have given 10 other quilts to family members and/or children
of prisoners that were requested - these were adults and children.
Christmas quilt went to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.
Dale, Pati, and Ellen got quilts for their time in treatment for cancer
or other medical issues, and Judy received a
quilt as she mourned the death of her mother and sister.
*Two women in
Texas each received a quilt - one to a mother mourning the death of her
son by a hit and run driver, and the other to the driver responsible for
that teenager's death.
* Two different families in Alabama were sent
quilts as they rebuild their homes destroyed by tornadoes last fall.
quilts went to the Salvation Army Family Services organization.
*14 quilts went to the
International Fellowship church as they reach out to recent refugees living in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.
* 25 quilts went to the Father Fred Foundation in Traverse City who minister
to under-served persons through a clothing and food bank.
quilt traveled to Indiana as part of a fund-raiser for the VanderMeer family who are adopting a child from Haiti.
That is a total of 112 quilts given in the past 5 months. It is always amazing for me to see the 'bigger picture'. The big picture is this: God continues to bring us volunteers who continue to make quilts. He continues to bring people to our attention who need HOPE and comfort. He continues to give me and my mom strength, time and resources to run Margaret's Hope Chest. We are coming up on our 6 year anniversary and to date we have given 1,378 quilts--to God be the glory!!