Valley Fiber Artists Support Local Charities

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. 

Valley Quiltmakers Guild members join forces with the San Fernando Valley Quilt Association and together these two groups have made and donated more than 2,000 quilts to veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. This project has become so successful that we are now supporting other veteran’s organizations. 

SFVWW Homeless Children Project

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Each year, members of the San Fernando Valley Woodworkers design, and build toys for underprivileged children. Valley Quiltmakers support this effort by hand making doll quilts that wrap a baby doll in a handmade cradle. These children receive the toys as gifts during the holiday season. The San Fernando Valley Woodworkers donate between seven and eight hundred toys each year through approximately 14 charitable organizations
www.sfvw.org 

Foster Children's Resource Center

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The Valley Quiltmakers Guild Members are ardent supporters 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. https://assistanceleaguela.org 

My Stuff Bags Foundation

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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 Stuff Bag" by hand-making quilts that are the child's to keep. 

www.mystuffbags.org 

Glendale Adventist Cancer Ctr.

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The San Fernando Valley Quilt Association donates quilts to this non-denominational charity in support of patients battling cancer. This support helps the patients and their families cope with the psychological, social, spiritual and physical distresses of cancer.

www.adventisthealth.org/glendale/services/cancer-care

West Valley Animal Shelter

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The San Fernando Valley Quilt Association donates dog pillows made from fabric and batting left over from making quilts. Shelters offer pet adoption (for example, cats, dogs, rabbits), wildlife educational programs, spay and neuter services, senior citizen matching companion animals, and free adoption programs. 

www.laanimalservices.com