In 2017 when Community Outreach surveyed our Guild membership to determine the charitable areas closest to their hearts, we discovered those areas included children, the elderly, the homeless and veterans.
So, for 2018 Community Outreach expanded the scope of projects that supported these areas, and we will continue to do so in 2020. Outlined below is information about the organizations we work with and what we provide. We welcome you to join us either at our periodic workdays, or individually, in our efforts to reach those in our community, and trust you will find a project that calls to you to create for the organizations we are involved in. For more information stop by our area to the left of the door at guild meetings, consult our newsletter, or contact our Community Outreach Chair Karen Myrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Peter Smith Hospital – TVQG has a long history of providing baby quilts to JPS to support their neonatal and NICU units. The quilts enable JPS to provide support to several of their internal programs that they have developed. They have traditionally asked for quilts and receiving blankets, but for 2020, JPS has asked for small quilts called loveys, or taggie quilts, and crocheted or knitted preemie or baby caps.
Fort Worth Police Department – TVQG partners with the Fort Worth Police Department in several of their efforts to work with children, adults in shelters and the homeless. In 2020 we will begin working with the Cops for Kids program. Founded in 2003, the program has served over 5,000 disadvantaged children in the Ft. Worth community, by providing gifts to those children in local hospitals, scholarship opportunities, school supplies and social activities. Our school supply, pillowcase and toy drives will benefit this worthy endeavor. Periodically, we will also collect items such as toilet tissue, socks, toothpaste/toothbrushes, and hotel-size soaps and shampoos to benefit the homeless and elderly.
Brotherhood For the Fallen – In 2018, TVQG partnered with the Brotherhood for the Fallen, an organization with the FWPD, whose mission is to send 2 uniformed officers to the funerals of police officers slain in the line of duty. TVQG has committed to assist the Brotherhood in their mission by providing quilts to the spouse/families of those Texas officers who were killed in the line of duty.
Meals on Wheels – This project will allow our members to share placemats, lap throws, dining scarves and other pertinent items with Meals on Wheel’s clients. For 2020, TVQG has also undertaken sharing items, such as small quilts, for client’s pets.
Roll Call – This is a veteran’s organization which serves veterans of all military organizations and wars. TVQG has a goal this year of providing “Christmas Goodie Bags” for each veteran attending their annual Christmas party.