You can make a stitch at a time.

    We all know quilters have huge hearts and if you are looking for
    outlets that need your sewing and quilting love, consider making quilts
    or blankets for a charitable organization! Giving the gift of a handmade
    quilt can brighten anyone's day and bring warmth and comfort for years
    to come. We have compiled a list of organizations below that would be
    thrilled to receive donations.

    Donate Quilts to Children

    ABC Quilts

    ABC Quilts (At Risk Babies and Children’s Quilts) was founded to give
    love and comfort to at-risk babies in the form of a handmade quilts.

    Bags of Love

    The purpose of Bags of Love is to provide necessities and comfort
    items to children who are in crisis due to neglect, abuse, poverty or
    homelessness. Each bag contains basic necessities and a quilt or

    Project Linus

    Project Linus (yes, it is in fact named for the popular Peanuts
    character) aims to provide love and security for seriously ill, or
    children in need. Many children find comfort in a ‘blankie’, and Project
    Linus delivers them to hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, or
    anywhere else love is needed.

    Quilts Beyond Borders

    Quilts Beyond Borders provides quilts to orphans around the world.
    Originally, Quilts Beyond Borders focused on Ethiopia, but has now
    expanded to spreading love and hope to 25 other countries. Currently,
    Quilts Beyond Borders is focusing on Syrian refugees, and children
    living in the Navajo Nation.

    Ronald McDonald House Charities

    The Ronald McDonald House supports children and their families while
    their children receive medical care. The work to keep parents close to
    their hospitalized child, and provide safe spaces and experiences for
    patients and their families. Every child who checks into the Ronald
    McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota, receives a handmade blanket to

    Wrap Them in Love

    Wrap Them in Love distributes donated quilts to children around the
    world. In 1980, founder Ellen Sime, adopted two children from Korea.
    While waiting for her adopted children, Ellen thought “Was someone
    holding her when she cried? Was he fed and taken care of properly? Did
    someone hug him?” So she began Wrap Them in Love, to send love and hugs
    around the world for children who need them.

    Cases for Smiles

    Making unique pillow cases to help children in hospitals as they are going through a difficult time.

    My Very Own Blanket

    Fleece blankets or quilts for children in foster care.

    Newborns in Need

    Newborns in Need is a charity organized to help take care of needy
    babies. NIN volunteers provide care necessities to agencies and
    hospitals serving premature, ill, or impoverished newborns. Newborns In
    Need distributes items free of charge to babies in the United States.

    Project Night Night

    Each Night Night package contains a book, a blanket and a stuffed
    animal and is donated to homeless children. New handmade quilts are

    Quilts for Kids

    Quilts for Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming
    fabrics into patchwork quilts to comfort children facing serious
    illness, injury or trauma.


    Donate Quilts to Veterans

    American Hero Quilts

    American Hero Quilts was established to provide a recognition and an
    appreciation to our wounded service men and women who served in the Iraq
    and Afghanistan wars.

    Quilts of Honor

    Gail Belmont, creator of Quilts of Honor, is a Vietnam era veteran
    who has been playing Taps at military funerals since 1969. To ensure
    that no warrior would be forgotten she began Quilts of Honor.

    Quilts of Valor

    Quilts of Valor is dedicated to creating and distributing quality
    quilts to veterans. Catherine Roberts, founder of Quilts of Valor, began
    the organization after her son was deployed in Iraq. She had one basic
    principle: quilts = healing.


    Additional Places to Donate

    Care Wear

    Care Wear provides hand made articles, including blankets and quilts,
    directly to hospitals and social service agencies to be distributed
    directly to patients.

    Victoria’s Quilts

    Created in memory of Victoria Morrison, Victoria’s Quilts aims to
    provide comfort to cancer patients. Deborah Rogers (Victoria’s
    sister-in-law) remembered how cold Victoria was during her chemotherapy
    treatments. She hopes these quilts will help cancer patients be able to
    feel a little more comfortable. Victoria Morrison was an avid quilter
    herself, and helped Deborah start her quilting journey.

    Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS

    Hopes and Dreams is not an open quilt donation organization, but they
    host quilting challenges for ALS patients and donate to ALS research.
    Participants vote on the best quilts of each challenge, and winners are
    eligible for some great prizes!

    The Giving Quilt, Inc.

    The Giving Quilt is an organization that distributes to all kinds of
    non-profit agencies. This ranges from children’s hospitals, neonatal
    units, military organizations, and many more. You can donate a quilt at
    any time, or take part in their sponsored sew days and biennial quilt

    A Quilt For Mother’s Tears

    The mission of A Quilt for Mother’s Tears, Inc. is to help comfort
    the mothers of police officers killed in the line of duty by creating
    quilts to honor the brave men and women who have given the ultimate
    sacrifice while serving their communities.

    Coffee Creek Quilters

    Coffee Creek Quilters teaches quilting classes to women incarcerated
    at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, OR. Material
    and supplies donations welcome.

    Forever Warm

    Forever Warm donates blankets of all types to comfort grieving parents after the loss of a baby.

    The Sleeping Bag Project

    My Brother’s Keeper Quilt Group is made up of individuals and groups
    desiring to help the homeless by making simple sleeping bags from
    recycled fabrics and distributing them FREE to those who need them.

    Quilts of Compassion

    Quilts of Compassion has been committed to its mission of “Bringing
    Hope and Encouragement to the Hurting” since 1999. The volunteers in
    their quilting division make 400 – 800 lap quilts a month. All of
    the quilts that are donated are delivered by their Disaster Response
    Team directly to those that have experienced tremendous loss in their

    Quilts That Care

    Wrapping Cancer Patients and their Families in Comfort and Hope, One Quilt at a Time

    Local hospitals, especially children’s hospitals

    Local fire stations

    Local shelters

    Nursing homes – especially those with Alzheimer’s patients appreciate fidget quilts

    Local quilt guilds – most guilds have a community service program

    Your area’s local Ronald McDonald house.