Wednesday, August 13, 2014

PMQG Quarter 3 Charity: Raphael House

Our charity for this quarter is Raphael House.

From their website:
"Raphael House of Portland is a multi-faceted domestic violence agency dedicated to ending intimate partner violence for good. We serve individuals and families of all backgrounds, cultures, ages, and sexual orientations. If you or someone you know is in crisis, we hope you will find the support you need here or by calling a crisis line."

Here is a little bit about their needs right now:

What size quilts do we need?
All of the beds in our emergency shelter are Twin size, so these would be ideal!  Since families generally come to us with little or no possessions, when they leave our space, we provide them with all the comforters/quilts, sheets, pillows, towels, etc. that were in their room.  With about 100 families staying here every year, we go through quite a few of all these items!

Other items we might need?
In the realm of bedding and such, we could definitely use more Twin sheet sets and bath towels!

Also, we’re holding a Back to School Gift Card Drive through September & we could most definitely use help spreading the word and collecting gift cards!   It’s our hope to empower families to do their own back-to-school shopping, since that’s such an important experience for kiddos and such an expensive one for moms… You can find lots more information about this on our website at

A representative from Raphael House will be at our meeting next thursday to tell us a little bit more about their program. If you have a twin sized quilt to donate, be sure to bring it to our September meeting! Charity Sew days are being scheduled, stay tuned for our next one.

Wonky Kite Quilt from our last charity day
courtesy of Wombat Quilts


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