A few times a year, the AFCCA Foundation for Children selects a project they hear about in Arizona that will help children in Public Schools be healthier and happier. You may recall that in November, we donated 16 iPads to the Cartwright School District Autism Program.
When our School Nurse coordinator, Mary Freeland, told us about a program she was starting in January 2015 at Washington High School called the LoveQuilt Connection, but needed assistance with purchasing serger machines, our board quickly took action. We were able to donate $2500 to cover the purchase of 8 machines purchased from Mulqueens Sewing Center.
The LoveQuilt Connection is a national program that allows High School Aged Students help the community after school by learning to sew. This after school club will be making “Kaye Wood 6-Hour Quilts” and then donate them to various organizations around Phoenix, including Family Advocacy Center off Glendale and Phoenix, UMOM and Watkins Shelters.
Students at Washington High School will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays after school to sew 2 students to the Janone Serger Machines our Foundation sponsored. This program will teach young minds the value of service and the benefits of working as team, while also teaching them a life skill they can use forever.
This program exists and runs on the generous donations of time and fabric! Any group or individual that would like to donate fabric, or make quilt kits should contact Mary Freeland.
Thank you to all that have donated and attended our fundraisers. Because of you, we are able to continue helping Arizona children with medical needs and to sponsor great programs like the LoveQuilt Connection.