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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Donation Time Again

I had another bag of items to drop off for Foster Hope,  a charity working with children in foster care.  Children were arriving at foster homes with their belongings in a plastic rubbish bag.  To change that, Foster Hope provides backpacks with pajamas, underwear, toiletries and other necessary  items  for each child moving into care and other donations are welcome, such as quilts, drawstring bags, knitted items and toys.

I had made three lined drawstring bags - the first was a girly one with pretty butterflies.  Then I had a piece of horse fabric which I used to make a bag, and the last one is for a boy and features diggers.  The bags are quite easy to make and it is good to put the smaller pieces of fabric to good use.

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Three drawstring bags

Then I had made an assortment of “softies”, cute little raggy bunny toys.  Hopefully they will find homes with some little ones.

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Raggy bunny toys

And lastly, I packed the neutral string quilt cot quilt  I had recently completed.  With plenty more of these string blocks in my stash, I plan to make another donation quilt or two to use them up.

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Neutral string cot quilt

My plan is to keep sewing drawstring bags, plus children's quilts from time to time to donate.  Hopefully these will bring a little comfort to youngsters going into care.  

12 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

it is always sad to hear how many children do not have families - I need to look in my area and see what is needed

Julierose said...

What wonderful gifts! Good for you--there'll be some happy children for sure hugs, Julierose

Maria said...

It's always nice to make and donate to help others....
Lovely bags, cute bunnies and the quilt will be loved by a special someone....

Tired Teacher said...

Bless you for making and donating these gifts to children in crisis. The bunnies are adorable.

Nancy J said...

The softies are so cute, and with a bag for their own "stuff" this is such a good cause to help with.

Sue Rostron said...

bless you for this. My partner is a social worker and some of these kids live in war zones.

Sue Rostron said...

bless you for this. My partner is a social worker and some of these kids live in war zones. Do you have a pattern for the raggy bunny?

Judith nb Serena said...

What a wonderful thing to do and so beautiful too. I'm sure they will all be greatly appreciated. Hope your weekend away is good fun.
Judith nb Serena

Sheryl said...

Hi Jenny what lovely things you have made to help children you have a beautiful heart my friend,well done xx

Jenny said...

Hello Sue, I cannot reply to you directly as you come up as a "non reply blogger". The raggy bunny pattern can be found on https://www.supermomnocape.com/how-to-make-a-rag-quilt-bunny/

Janice said...

What a lovely collection you have been able to provide. I’m sure they will be well received and are also a great way to use up those smaller pieces of novelty fabrics.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

I love those softies. Did you embroider the faces? They are lovely, I wouldn’t mind making some of those.