Help a Child!
This year AQS QuiltWeek is partnering with the Domestic Violence Services (DVS) of Lancaster County to collect items for victims of domestic violence and their children.
You can help! Bring items to AQS QuiltWeek that will be donated to DVS. There are many items that quilters can donate to help – these items can be sewn or purchased to assist those who leave home without anything.
Items needed include:
- Sewn items: pillowcases and quilts
- Children’s underwear (S, M, L), socks (4-6, 6-9), and Pajamas
- Also pacifiers, teething rings, and rattles, infant and toddler toys, baby dolls (all cultures), small stuffed animals, baby diapers (4, 5 & 6)
- Sticker books and stickers, coloring books and crayons, backpacks, Hot Wheels cars, LEGO kits, balls
- Gift cards to book stores, McDonald’s, Burger King, Walmart, Kmart, Payless Shoes, etc. are always helpful
- Items needed for women include underwear (S, M, L), women’s slippers (S, M, L), and women’s sleep pants/pajamas (S, M, L)
Each child residing at the shelter receives a Welcome bag upon arrival. The welcome gifts include age-appropriate toys, puzzles, stuffed animals, and quilt or afghan.
Drops items off at the DVS booth next to the raffle quilt outside the Commonwealth Ballroom on Level 2 of the Lancaster County Convention Center – look for the lavender laundry basket. For more details, visit here.