Just Ask!

Posted by pam on August 1st, 2014

Sometimes asking for money is not easy, but getting the word out about QFK in your local community is so important.  Barb Lucas, chapter leader of San Antonio Military Chapter just sent us a photo of her receiving a donation from Pursch Motors representative, Bessie Escobar. 

 

I asked her for some pointers I could share with other chapters.

 

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Her main suggestion:  open your mouth and ask!  She acknowledges that she is a born salesperson, like her dad, but when you passionately believe in a cause it's not so intimidating to approach local businesses. 

 

She also suggests sending photos and articles to your local paper on a regular basis and speaking to community groups such as Rotary.

 

So, today I've heard about a donation from a local business and a quilt raffle to raise money.  Anyone with other ideas?  Let us know!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And the Winner is...

Posted by pam on August 1st, 2014

Quilt raffles are an increasingly popular way to raise funds for chapters.  Recently, Cathy Case, chapter leader of Indiana Quilts for Kids, announced the winner of their first raffle, a queen-sized hand-quilted fancy fan.

 

Dee Dee Anderson!  ...and a delighted winner, indeed.

 

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From Workshop to Hospital

Posted by pam on July 29th, 2014

indiana workshop

Our Indiana Chapter sent us some wonderful photos showing what they do every month.

 

First, the workshop...

 

 

 

Then on to Peyton Manning Children's Hospital...

 

 indiana ducks

indiana hosptal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the delivery of about 100 quilts! 

 

Thanks for sharing, Cathy Case, of Lafayette, IN!  Look carefully at that middle picture above; it's yellow duckies!  Too cute to leave out.

indiana quilts

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SHOP.COM

Posted by pam on July 15th, 2014

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It's a win-win situation.  You go to SHOP.COM and choose from the best collection of stores you love and the brands and products you can't live without.

 

It's the most comprehensive shopping site you've ever seen, helping you browse hundreds of stores at once.  And the best part is, many products offer you a cash rebate.

 

Oh, wait, maybe the best part is that for every dollar you spend at

www.shop.com/quiltsforkids

Quilts for Kids earns royalties.  A percentage of every sale comes to QFK so that you can help the children we serve by buying stuff you need anyway.

 

Give it a try!

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Thanks, Rotary!

Posted by pam on July 1st, 2014

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What a nice surprise!  Steve Sabel, president-elect of Levittown-Fairless Hills Rotary, stopped by today to personally present founding president, Linda Arye, with a generous donation.

 

It's very gratifying to know that our community supports Quilts for Kids and our efforts to turn tears into smiles as we comfort children in need.

 

 

 

 

 

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