Below are photos of two 12 year old students, Grace and Ethan (parental permission was obtained to use their names), who were able to make weekly visits to Joanne Ramsperger's home to work on their quilts since school was suspended due to COVID-19. They both finished this month (August 2020) and both were allowed to use Joanne's long arm to finish their quilts! Joanne wanted their efforts to be recognized and shared. Thank you, Joanne, for your generosity and support.
Patsy Franko described her plans for our Community Service program this year. The main focus will be the Guild’s participation in Chino Valley Schools Sponsor a Student program. The person in charge of that program, Laurie Marley, Family Resource Specialist, was at our meeting and gave a detailed and impassioned presentation about the ongoing need to help homeless children living in Chino Valley. The need is great with 319 children (3-18 years old) classified as homeless in Chino Valley. The community can help in many ways by sponsoring a student, by providing needed items such as school supplies, personal hygiene items, clothing, gift cards for local stores, money, etc. Our Guild is helping by providing quilts and pillowcases to those children in the program. Every month the program gives some type of item to the children, such as backpacks in August, coats in November, swimsuits and towels in May, etc. The quilts the Guild donates will be given out in February. Laurie will let the Guild know the age, gender and interests of the children, so members can make a quilt personalized for each student in the program. Members will be able to sign-up to make a quilt in September, once we know the number of students being sponsored and their age, gender and interests. Currently, 42 students are in the program.