Charitable Giving

The Hill Country Quilt Guild has always fostered a commitment to our community.  Members of the guild donate their time, energy, funds, useful items and, of course, quilts to many organization within our community.

 

How You Can Help

Charitable Giving (Special Projects) – Chair: Janice Brown       

As part of the guild’s community service, bees and individual members make donation quilts that are given to non-profit organizations providing services to all age groups living in the Hill Country.  The completed quilt is brought to the Charitable Giving Chair at a guild meeting.  The Chair is responsible for distributing the quilt at the discretion of the quilt maker and maintains records of the gifts.  Our members have made quilts for organizations such as: Women’s and Men’s Christian Job Corps. (to graduates), Any Baby Can, The Crisis Counsel Center, The Veteran’s Hospital, Hill Country Youth Ranch, Pregnancy Resource Center, K’Star and more, all in Kerrville area.

Additional items are needed by the organizations we support. Members will be notified when a special need arises, but ongoing items are collected at the guild meeting, where a collection box is available.  The Charitable Giving chair is responsible for distributing the items and maintains records of the gifts, If you have donated items directly to any organization on behalf of the Guild, please notify the Charitable Giving Chair, Janice Brown, jlb.brown@sbcglobal.net or text 559-250-4898, so it may be added to our records.

Ongoing items needed:

  • Baby needs: Diapers (all sizes) and all baby items (wipes, Enfamil Liquid w/ iron, onesies, gowns) for several organizations supporting infants and small children. Baby blankets and quilts, bibs, burp pads, can be made by our quilters.
  • Children’s needs: hair brushes, combs, white socks and underwear (new)
  • Organizations ask for Walmart Gift cards to fill those needs not met with donations.
  • Christmas fabric / Christmas Stockings for children and youth
  • Toiletries, travel size
  • Adult Bibs for Hospice care: Patterns available or donate 1 yd fabric pieces. Great way to share that old-style fabric you will never use.

 

Several ongoing Special Projects are supported

and have designated Coordinators for those projects

 Giver Bee — Coordinator:  Myrna Flannery

The Giver Bee is a group of quilters dedicated to creating donation quilts to support the guild’s community service mission.  Members donate fabric, batting and unfinished quilts and the bee makes beautiful quilts for someone to cherish. Donations can be dropped off at the Guild meetings.

Kerrville Arts and Cultural Center (KACC) – Coordinator:  Paula Kimpel

KACC is an art center dedicated to promoting the local artist community through exhibits, education and programs. HCQG members volunteer for the center each Tuesday of the month from 1 pm to 4 pm.  A calendar is passed during the guild meeting for volunteer signup.

Hill Country Crisis Council – Coordinator:  Mary Sandstedt

Hill Country Crisis Council has a commitment to help victims of family violence and sexual assault put the pieces of their lives back together.  Our Emergency Shelter helps women and their children escape from the hand of domestic violence. Donations collected at Monthly Meeting and delivered by Coordinator.

Quilts of Valor – Coordinator:  Kathy Turley

The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. Members donate fabric, batting and volunteers will make beautiful quilts for our veterans.

 

Community Organizations currently supported by The HCQG

 Hill Country Youth Ranch

Established in 1977, Hill Country Youth Ranch is a non-profit charitable corporation licensed by the Texas Department of Family/Protective Services to provide long-term therapeutic care for abused and orphaned children at all levels of trauma and need.

 Enhanced Horizons – An extension of the Hill Country Youth Ranch

A transitional living program that assists homeless teens and young adults (ages 18-24) move toward self-sufficiency and successful adult living (this includes single mothers with children).

3H Youth Ranch

The 3H Youth Ranch uses the power of nature as a tool to build new purpose, strengthen character and personal integrity in young men who would otherwise be locked in the juvenile system.

 BCFS Preparation for Adult Living (PAL)

PAL provides services to youth aging out of the foster care system to expand their skills and knowledge, strengthen their self-confidence, create healthy community relationships, and learn self-guidance. PAL provides transition services to foster youth and alumni from ages 15 1/2 to 21 in order to better prepare young adults for their freedom.

K’Star

Children from birth to 17 years of age find shelter and safety at K’STAR, Inc. We provide loving care to each child entrusted to us, offering counseling, shelter, and support.

 Pregnancy Resource Center

Our Commitment of Care reflects our heart’s desire to love unconditionally. We provide a professional, safe, and comfortable environment with open and honest answers to your questions. It is our goal to provide up-to-date and accurate education to give you the knowledge needed to make informed decisions for you and your unborn baby.

 University Hospital – (Neonatal Intensive Care)

When an infant requires advanced medical resources, the Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at University Hospital is designed to serve.  All babies born in this early stage are medevac’d immediately to San Antonio from Kerrville.

Requests quilts for preemies and small babies.(quilts are provided in hospital and sent home with infants when released.  Size: 36” x 36” for preemies, reg. baby size for other.   Paula Hoeppner will pick-up and deliver.

Any Baby Can

Since 1982, Any Baby Can has been a safety net for families in need. providing direction and guidance for families of children and youth with special needs is at the heart of this organization.

 Veteran’s Administration Hospital

The Kerrville VA Hospital (KVAH) provides primary care, some specialty care, geriatric evaluation and management, palliative care, and long-term care services with a Community Living Center, and outpatient clinics offer primary care and some specialty care while sharing resources with each other and their respective communities.

Alamo Hospice in Kerrville 

Mission is to provide exceptional physical, emotional, social, and spiritual support, enabling patients and their loved ones to have an end-of-life experience characterized by dignity, choice and comfort. HCQG Members provide adult bibs and lap quilts (new or gently used).

Freeman-Fritts Animal Shelter

Freeman-Fritts is a no-kill shelter and promotes adoptions of homeless animals.  It also provides services of spay/neuter programs, a low-cost clinic, vaccinations and medications; and provides education in responsibilities of pet care and ownership.

 Raphael Community Free Clinic

Our mission is to minister in a caring and Christian environment to the medically under-served of Kerrville and the surrounding area.

Ronald McDonald House – San Antonio

Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Antonio provides access to quality health care and a family-centered home.