Meetings Fourth Tuesday of Every Month at West Des Moines Christian Church
at 1 pm and 6:30 pm

Quilts for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Many of you have asked where to send quilts for those who were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. We have found two organizations, one in New Jersey and one in
New York, that have networks in place to distribute quilts where they are needed. Please remember to tell these organizations that you are a member of the Des
Moines Area Quilters Guild, and also, please report your giving to the Community Giving chairs at the January Guild meeting.


Project Linus NJ, Inc. – Blankie Depot (Endorsed by AQS)

“Thank you for caring about NJ residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Your support
will provide a good deal of comfort and a message of compassion truly needed
during uncertain times.” – Hillary Roberts

  • Large quilts
  • Knitted or crochet hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens.
  • Children’s quilts
  • Fleece blankets (without fringe-either whip stitch or sewn the edge)
  • Afghans
  • Flannel robes
  • Sewn pillow cases

All donations should be newly crafted, machine washable, soft to the skin, and
laundered before donation.

Shipping address:
Blankie Depot
Attn: H. Roberts, President
79 Jackson Street
Keyport NJ 07735

Shipping instructions:
Please ship contributions inside a clear ziplock bag or white tall kitchen bag before
they are placed in a shipping box. This will help them stay very fresh and clean and
free from mildew or moisture during transport.
Include your name, address, and email in your shipping box.


Acacia Network

“Never have these quilts been more meaningful then when given to someone who
has just lost his or her home and is caring for young children—whole families
displaced, cold and desperately in need of the warmth a quilt provides.” – Raul Russi
Quilts and blankets are needed ASAP
Homemade or store bought, any size
For quilt questions please contact Lane Falcon at

Shipping address:
Acacia Network
Attn: Pete Gonzalez/ H.Sandy
311East 175th
Bronx, NY 10457

Shipping instructions:
Ship with Delivery Confirmation.
Please include your name, address, email, and phone number inside the box.

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