Another Wonderful Partner Joins Us!
Baton Rouge Chapter Leader, Sharon Hicks, just let us in on some very exciting news: John Dauthat, founder, and Blaine Austin, CEO, of Allbrands, have stepped up to offer support for Quilts for Kids. Giving back to the community has always been a massive part of who they are since their founding in 1976. A visit to their website is just amazing.
Recently, John and Blaine joined Sharon in delivering quilts to the children at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA.
A few days later, working with Gwenae Darden, Allbrands Education Director and Events Coordinator, Sharon led a fabric drive with surprisingly good results. The four kits put together by Gwenae sold immediately and were donated back to the Baton Rouge Chapter...and gift certificates totaling $250 were donated from customers.
Additionally, Allbrands will be hosting a series of workshops beginning February 1 and February 12 from 10:30 til 3:00 at the Baton Rouge Highland Road location. Judging by the five Allbrands stores in the southern Louisiana area and a booming internet business, John, his wife Annette, and Blaine are people of vision and enthusiasm and a welcome addition to the Quilts for Kids team!