Sunday, November 24, 2013

Member requests help for Washington, IL

One of our members, Darlene M, has a grandson that lives in Washington, IL. Nolan's home was one of only six in his neighborhood that was not destroyed by the tornado that hit the area last Sunday. He was visiting Darlene when this terrible event occurred, and the rest of his family was away in Naperville, so none of them were harmed - thank goodness! But his mother, a school teacher, reports that over 100 families in the school where she teaches lost their homes. Many of Nolan's friends and classmates have lost everything.

Darlene is asking for help from her friends.

She is collecting new children's quilts (approximately 40" x 60"), new books, and new stuffed animals to distribute to the young children of Washington who have lost their homes and all their belongings. Her daughter-in-law will make sure that the donated items are given to the right families.

Can you help the families of this Illinois town? Maybe you've got an already pieced quilt top that you could quickly finish and donate? Or maybe while you are out shopping you could pick up a new book or stuffed animal to give? Your donations can be dropped off at Material Girl in Crystal Lake by December 19th.

Thank you so much for anything you can do to help these families in their time of great need! And please keep the people of Washington in your thoughts and prayers.

1 comment:

  1. Hello! I'm from the Chicago MQG and saw yourbFB post about this. Two of my non-guild friends have given me a lovely Child's quilt, some fabulous book sets, and a darling stuffed sheep. I will drop these things off at Material Girl Saturday afternoon (I have two kids in Crystal Lake). Contact me if you want more info