|The Hoffman Center is part of the Carpenter's Shelter|
Luckily, I live nearby, so it was easy to get them there!
Carpenter's Shelter is the primary shelter for homeless families in the City of Alexandria and serves 250 people every year. Families stay at the shelter for 4 months on average and while they are there live in dormitory style rooms. I love to think of how all our quilts will brighten up the children's rooms! Although I originally arranged to donate 15-20 quilts, the shelter was happy to take more quilts with the winter months coming up. In addition to the residential program, the shelter also serves walk-ins on cold evenings as part of a winter shelter, and sometimes these are families with children. These families in particular may have few, if any possessions, so because of your donations a child who wasn't sure she'd have a bed to sleep in one night will get to snuggle with a handmade quilt.
|Photo from www.carpentersshelter.org|
Some of you contributed to our group quilts with fabric donated by Fabric Traditions. Here are the four that have been donated so far, and I think we still have one floating around out there somewhere.
And if you'd like to see other quilts DC Modern donated, many people linked them up here.
Thanks again to all the members that contributed to this effort. I know I'm personally interested in continuing to grow our charity work through DC Modern and would love to hear others' ideas about how we can use our talents to give back to the greater DC community.