SafeHouse Center Updates

By Susan Schwandt, April 11, 2020

 

Children’s masks needed

SafeHouse Center needs children’s face masks for ages 3 to 9 years. You can Google children’s face mask patterns and select the free pattern of your choice. This is a good way to use up any leftover SafeHouse fabrics and baby quilt scraps. Guild members can deliver the children’s masks to our SafeHouse Guild Coordinator and put them in the collection bin on her front porch. Guild members and non-guild members can also mail these masks directly to SafeHouse.

Quilt donations

It’s been a very productive two weeks for GAAQG members, friends and for Anne our SafeHouse Guild Contact! Thanks to your generosity, our SafeHouse Coordinator delivered 84 quilts to SafeHouse Center!  Guild Members can continue to deliver SafeHouse quilts to our Safehouse Coordinator or bring them to our next meeting.  Please contact her first to make the delivery arrangements. Deb Kern said SafeHouse residents truly appreciate our quilts and are so grateful for the comfort the quilts provide them. SafeHouse Quilt requirements are documented at this link and are on our website.

You can contact our GAAQG SafeHouse Coordinator at safehouse@gaaqg.com to arrange drop-off of the masks or quilts.

Continue to send photos of your SafeHouse quilts to our Webmaster at webmaster@gaaqg.com. Post photos using #SafeHouseCenter on your personal Facebook and Instagram accounts, too.

Ann Arbor Sewing Center Face Mask Drive Updates

Doni Houghtaling is in awe of all the support from local quilters!! The Ann Arbor Sewing Center has collected over 15,000 face masks!  St Joseph still needs masks. It is heartbreaking to hear all the places that still need masks desperately.  Per Doni, “we are providing to other hospitals, clinics, nursing facilities, prisons, and even military groups and police departments too.”

A St. Joseph Mercy Hospital representative told us that they DO NOT WANT PEOPLE TAKING MASKS TO THE HOSPITAL.  It is too much unnecessary traffic/people around the Hospital. St. Joe’s only wants the Deaconess type of masks with ties or elastic.  Ann Arbor Sewing Center teams are sorting the bags to make sure the hospital gets the appropriate masks. Any masks that are not to their specifications are going to other places. Deliver face masks in sealed plastic bags to the Ann Arbor Sewing Center—there’s a collection bin at the back of their store.

Online Shopping for a Great Cause

A guild member reminded me that since many of us are shopping online, you can contribute to SafeHouse Center through Amazon Smiles and Kroger’s Community Rewards programs.

Enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program – You can earn money for SafeHouse Center as you shop with your Kroger Plus card! To set up donations for SafeHouse, visit the Kroger Community Awards Program webpage and sign up with your Kroger Plus card. Our ID number is GY415.

Shop at Amazon.com – SafeHouse is now set up as an Amazon Smile affiliate, so any purchases made through this link provide a benefit to SafeHouse at no cost to you. Click here to visit Amazon.com. Please consider clicking on this link and making it your Amazon.com bookmark so all the shopping you do there will benefit SafeHouse. Browse the Charity List by Cause and enter SafeHouse Sewing Center.

    • Order Amazon.com Wishlist Items – Use your trusted Amazon.com account to donate specific items selected by SafeHouse staff. Click here to view the SafeHouse wish list.

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