Charity & Community Service
Quilts - Food Pantry - Christmas Stockings

The guild officially supports the following charities:

Boys & Girls Country is a group home for children in our area. Their mission is to change the lives of children who come from families in crisis, by loving and nurturing them in a Christian environment, raising them to become self-sustaining and contributing adults. The children are primarily from the greater Houston area. They are located 35 miles northwest of Houston off of FM 2920 in Hockley. Boys & Girls Country has the capacity to serve 48 boys and 40 girls, ages 5-18, with a total of 88 children at any one time.
Not included in this number are 76 others each year who are still a part of their home family after they have graduated from high school and gone on to college, trade school, the military, or first jobs. To date, they've been home to over 1,200 children.
We'll be making quilts for these kids in various sizes, for both boy and girls.

Bethesda Lutheran Community supports adults who are developmentally disabled. They are located in Cypress and their mission is to provide training, help and support for families, friends, congregations and other service providers. Tp that end, we'll be making quilts as well, complementing the love and care provided by Bethesda.

HUGS Project: The guild provides small flannel blankies for preemies. They're super quick and easy to do: 1 yard of flannel, hemmed. Hemmed Blankets Only Please. That's it! We are collecting them year round and you can drop them off at Quilters Crossing and Quiltworks. 
Questions? Ask Rebecca Ewing Peterson
Ways you can help:
  • Finished quilts, sized from approximately 42"x42" to 48"x72"
  • And don't forget the older kids, teen boys, especially - plaids, Nascar, etc.
  • Quilt tops, ready to be quilted, above sizes

Additionally, the Charity Quilts Committee suggests that each member consider making it a goal to donate one quilt top or finished quilt during their birthday month. Very easy and doable, and we can each be a part of making a child's life a little more comfortable.
Bring your tops and/or quilts to the guild meetings and give them to Sharon Castillo, our Charity Quilts committee head, and as a bonus, anyone who signs out one of the Charity Bee's kits to finish or who brings back a finished quilt, will receive an extra door prize ticket!
The Charity Bee will be happy to take any UFO's, orphan blocks, batting, BRIGHT-COLORED-CHEERY fabrics, and even some plaids, etc for the older boys.
For more information, please contact Sharon Castillo.

Be An Angel

 Be An Angel Fund was created in 1986 by a concerned parent who discovered the overwhelming requirements of special needs children at T.H. Rogers School in Houston in Houston, TX.  Now over 27 years later, Be An Angel serves thousands of special needs children throughout Texas, primarily in the Greater Houston, Fort Worth and Dallas areas.  The funds raised have been used to purchase custom, medical wheelchairs, hearing aids and other adaptive equipment, construct barrier-free playgrounds, provide thousands of area children with gifts during the holidays, send children to summer camp, provide respite care and support so many other wonderful programs that help enrich the lives of the children we serve.  Be An Angel offers beginner, intermediate and advanced level American Sign Language classes.  Be An Angel supports the All Ears! Listening & Language Center in the Woodlands, Texas. 

Cy-Fair Helping Hands Our goal is to meet the critical needs of the homeless, struggling individuals, and families in Cy-Fair, regardless of age, race, or relligious affiliation. Without judgment we provide services, free of charge to our clients, treating each with dignity and respect.  We provide services to the homeless and hungry in Cy-Fair through our Homeless Initiatives and our Community Outreach programs. 

Cypress Crossing Christian Church-

Nora's Home Offers transplant patients and their families an affordable place to stay where they can find support and share experiences with others, in the comfort of a home-like environment.  Built with the specific needs of transplant patients and families in mind.

Reel Recovery-

Salvation Army (Windfern Congregation)-

Teen Life Center-

Tomball Community Hospital-

As part of our agreement with Fairfield Baptist Church, we're now collecting non-perishable foods and canned goods for
"Nothing But Net - Open Gym Ministries"
"Open Gym" was established in 1992 as a way to reach out to those in need in the community.  In addition to providing a place for individuals and families to meet, play, and receive counseling, they provide a meal and activities for all who come to their Thursday evening meetings, serving between 8 and 200 people each week. They sponsor a food and clothing pantry, diaper ministry and more.
Multi-pack non-perishable items (like from Sam's or Costco) are always needed, including any extra pantry staples you might have on hand. They're also in need of new/gently-used clothing, diapers, personal hygiene items, etc.

Christmas Stockings!

It's always time to make Christmas stockings for needy kids! Here's a video that Eleanor and Barbara made for us on YouTube! It's a super-simple way to put the already easy pattern together.