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God’s Tiny Angels
Two things contributed to the start of God's Tiny Angels: the gift of crochet and the need to help babies in need. We are currently donating items to several hospitals. Donations of preemie and newborn items are needed. We accept handmade, store-bought or gently used items. If you would like to help in a different way then please consider donating 1 or 2 skeins of yarn. One 8 ounce skein can be made up into a small blanket and hat to warm a Preemie baby.
http:// danettesangels.tripod.com

Project Linus Greater Twin Cities MN
We are part of the national Project Linus organization. We serve the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Project Linus gathers new hand-made, kid-friendly blankets and distributes them to local hospitals for ill children. These 'Hugs' provide encouragement to children and teens experiencing a stay in the hospital. Our chapter was established July 2006. We serve the Twin Cities metro area with our chapter. If you're looking for a chapter in another part of MN or different state please take a look at our national website for Project Linus.
http:// http://sites.google.com/site/gtcaprojectlinus/Home

Project Linus National Headquarters
Project Linus has been working with representatives from Congress and the Consumer Product Safety Commission for clarification of how the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act may or may not affect our charity and others. We know that our specific circumstances are under discussion at this time. We do not anticipate that the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act will have a significant impact on our organization or its mission. We will continue to monitor this situation very closely and provide updates as necessary.
Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald Houses provide a “home away from home” for the families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. There are currently 254 houses in 28 countries. Each house is run by a local non-profit organization composed of members of the medical community, business and civic leaders, parent volunteers, and McDonald’s franchises. They accept donations of quilts, blankets, and cuddle toys.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities
One Kroc Drive
Oak Brook IL 60523
website: www.rmhc.com

Benjamin Smiles
Travel Pillows & Pillowcases for children staying st the Ronald Mc Donald House.

Labels: SASE Benjamin Smiles C/O Vicki
402 Warren Ave.
Cody, WY 82414
Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest
818 Fulton Street SE
Minneapolis, MN55414

Home of the Brave Quilt Project
72” X 48” quilts for the families of soldiers that have died in the war
Home of the Brave
Quilt Project
Jean Loken
13863 Falcon Avenue
Apple Valley MN 55124

More than Warmth
45” X45” or larger quilts
More than Warmth
110 Fifth Rd.
Summertown, TN 38483

Angels for Aids
Baby, child, teen & young adult quilts and blankets
20158 Vista Del-Lago
Perris, CA. 92570

Quilts From Caring Hands
40”X50” or 60”X80”
Quilts From Caring Hands
946 NW Circle Blvd. #238
Corvallis OR 97330

Snuggle Bunny Quilt Project
Throw size, Crib size or Twin size Quilts
The Snuggle Bunny Quilt Project
281 Lake Rd.
Ballston Lake, NY 12019

Warm Fuzzies
24” X 60” Fleece blankets for patients undergoing chemotherapy or surgery for cancer
UM Cancer Center Volunteer & Community Recourses
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
C-423B MIB, Box 0843
Ann Arbor MI 48109

Wrap them in Love
40" X 60" quilts or larger
Wrap Them in Love
2522-A Old Hwy 99 S
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

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Going in some other directions, here are some charitable projects you might consider:

Adult Bibs--These long, colorful bibs can be used in nursing home facilities or for other caregivers who help feeding person with disabilities. I'm attaching a pattern you can use.
It takes two ½ yards cut in 45" fabric to make one bib. Each bib is two layers of fabric bound with bias tape and fastened with hook and loop tape at the neck. Since the bibs are reversible, it is fun to make each side a different color or design. Keep in mind that the bibs must withstand many types of food spills and many washings and choose fabrics accordingly.

Chemotherapy Turbans (info shared by another website)

Here's a turban so simple to make that 15 members of the Bernina Sewing Club completed 191 of them in a single day. Before gathering at our favorite store, Kims Bernina, I had cut out most of the turbans from leftover donated fabric pieces and from a bolt of baby-blue knit fabric donated by the dealer, Kim Goodwin. We had a great day knowing that so many people would benefit from our efforts.
Afterwards, I packaged each turban in a plastic bag with a note tucked inside that stated the size (small, medium, or large) and Made for a special person by Kims Bernina Sewing Club. The notes were designed by Geneva, the store manager, on her computer. I distributed the turbans to radiation treatment centers and oncologists. We suggest that each chemotherapy patient receive three turbans: one to wear, one to wash, and a spare.
There are lots of turban patterns around but our experiments have streamlined this one so that it can be mass-produced. It doesn’t take much fabric or much sewing skill, so encourage everyone you know to join together for this worthy case.

You’ll need a bit less to a bit more than 5/8 yard per turban, depending on the size. Cut one each of the three pieces (turban, band, and tab) according to the chart. Note that all sizes use the same size tab. You must use stretch knit fabric and cut the pieces using the crosswise grain. You can use a sewing machine zigzag stitch but serging is simplest and quickest. The seam allowance is approximately 1/2".

Cut Size

20 1/2” x 8”
20 1/2” x 5”
5” x 4”

22” x 9”
22” x 5”
5” x 4”

24” x 10”
24” x 5”
5” x 4”

Cutting (crosswise stretch of knit fabric)

1. Fold the band in half lengthwise, wrong sides together. Serge it to one of the long sides of the turban piece, right side together.
2. Fold the banded turban piece in half crosswise, right sides together. Serge, beginning at the banded edge, rounding off the back corner point, and stopping 1" before reaching the front folded edge. The tab will be inserted through this opening later. Secure thread tails and turn the turban right sides out.
3. Perpendicular to the back seam allowance fold up and pin three tucks approximately 3/4" deep. Stitch in the ditch of the seam allowance to secure these tucks. (If the fabric is too thick to stitch on your machine, hand-sew along the seam using a large needle and upholstery or quilting thread.)
4. Fold the tab in half lengthwise, right sides together and serge the seam. Turn the tab right sides out and rotate it so that the seam is centered on the underside. Slip the tab through the opening in the turban seam. Fold up and stack tucks along the front seam from the lower band edge to the opening. (These tucks are similar to those at the back except they're stacked and not secured with stitching in the ditch.) Wrap the tab around the tucks and sew the tab ends by machine, right sides together. Rotate the tab seam allowance underneath the turban and tack it by machine to the center front seam allowance. This connection will prevent any see-through gap between the tab and the turban.
Note: We make mostly the medium size; the small size would fit a young teen. Vary the style with a contrast color band, especially if you’re short of fabric. The tab is a natural place for embellishment (fabric rose, pin, button, or bow.


Sew Much Comfort
13805 Frontier Lane
Burnsville, MN 55337

Questions about donations to:
Michele Cuppy
-fabric and supplies
Ginger Dosedel ginger@sewmuchcomfort.org
Michele Cuppy michele@sewmuchcomfort.org

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