Are you looking for fun ways to volunteer in your community? The following is a list of sewing and quilting groups that meet around Southern California to sew for a charitable organization or cause. We hope to inspire our customers to volunteer and join others who participate in these rewarding opportunities!
VICTORVILLE, CA (2nd Saturday of each month, 2015) Join our Victorville store as we host Project Linus. This non-profit organization provides love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afgans, lovingly created by volunteer blanketeers. They also provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested goups in local communities, for the benefit of the children.
Need inspiration? Click the link below for pattern links.
Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative
MISSION VIEJO, CA (monthly, 2012-13) – Moore’s is a proud sponsor of Beach Cities Quilters Guild and the AAQI program they have instituted. Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative supports Alzheimer’s research and 100% of money raised through the sale and auction of their mini quilts goes toward these studies. The group meets at the Moore’s Mission Viejo location on the second Thursday of each month from 10am to 4pm where these amazing quilts are created by guild members to be donated for sale to raise money for research.
For a look at the process behind creating these quilts, please click here.
The Quilts of Valor Foundation
APPLE VALLEY, CA (monthly, 2012-13) – Moore’s Apple Valley location has a group that meets once a month, usually the fourth Thursday, from 10:00am – 5pm to sew and put together quilts for military personnel and veterans. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover ALL combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. (They do not meet in December)
The Joyful Foundation
MISSION VIEJO, CA (monthly, 2012-13) – The Joyful Foundation supplies blankets that are hand-made by Joyful volunteers to hospitals, cancer centers and individuals receiving long-term medical treatments, chemotherapy, renal dialysis, as well as victims of spousal abuse and their children. The Joyful Foundation meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Mission Viejo location.
RIVERSIDE, CA (ongoing) – Giving parents of NICU babies hope is the goal of this organization. In receiving these custom-made blankets for their premature baby, parents get hope that their child will be able to come home and grow up to play on a playground. Redlands Community Hospital’s NICU department is happy to receive these blankets! The long term goal is to be able to furnish blankets to Loma Linda and several other local hospitals.
Moore’s is proud to support the following Causes:
Snowflakes for Sandy Hook
The Sandy Hook Parent Teacher Association put out the call for hand-crafted snowflakes to create a winter wonderland in the Chalk Hill School, where Sandy Hook students are now attending class, according to the PTA’s website.Moore’s customers were able to find out about this request on our December 27, 2012 blog, as well as free downloadable Anita Goodesign snowflake designs for their machines should they wish to create some snowflakes to send. Many customers generously created snowflakes and dropped them off at their local Moore’s location to be delivered to the Sandy Hook PTA. Thank you to all who participated!
The snowflake response had far exceeded the PTA’s expectations:
“We have received more than a million snowflakes of all shapes, sizes and forms from schools, PTAs, community centers, and families around the world. Sandy Hook has been the recipient of a blizzard of support, and while we can no longer accept any additional snowflakes, we couldn’t be more thankful for everyone’s good wishes.”
Miele Red Cross Corporate Giving
PRINCETON, NJ (November, 2012) – In the wake of the unthinkable devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, Miele began a campaign to aid victims of the storm. Miele pledged a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every vacuum cleaner sold between November 19th and December 19th to the American Red Cross. They extended this support by reaching out to their retail partners asking for their participation in the fundraising efforts. Moore’s stepped up to the challenge and volunteered to match Meile’s donation per vacuum sold during this timeframe. With the support of Miele and all of its retail partners, they were able to raise $145,000 for the American Red Cross. These funds will provide food, shelter and emotional support to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Brownies Create Burrito Pillowcases
ORANGE, CA (November, 2012) – Dee Strickler led two troops of Brownies at the Moore’s Orange Location in creating a burrito pillowcase. Besides having a great time and learning the basics of sewing, they all earned their sewing badge at the end of the class. And, had a cute pillowcase to remember it by!
Miss City of Orange Scholarship Pageant
ORANGE, CA (November, 2012) – Cindy Calvo, store manager from our Orange location, volunteers and has volunteered for the past five years at the Miss City of Orange Scholarship Pageant where girls compete for scholarship dollars with poise, talent, physical fitness and beauty. All girls are seniors in high school or are attending local colleges. Each girl has a platform they stand for and they volunteer their time to that platform. Moore’s of Orange sponsored Launa Kressin this year. She plays the viola (and quite beautifully). Although she did not win, we are very proud of how she did in the interview and talent portions, where she excelled! Congratulations, Launa!
ConKerr Cancer (Moore’s of Riverside)
A case for smiles
Smile Makers Workshop – Saturday June 29, 2013
Join us in making decorative pillowcases for sick children that are in local Inland Empire Hospitals
Sign-up, at the store to volunteer between the hours of 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Contact Susan Bailey at (909-258.6793) For more information
Conkerr Cancer Inland Empire is a chapter of Conkerr Cancer, a 501(c)3, charity that makes pillowcases for children, that are in the hospital with cancer or other life threatening illnesses.
Their web site: www.conkerrcancer.org or call 909-258-6793 for more information.
Quilters make gifts for kids at CHOC (Moore’s Orange)
ORANGE – Sixty-four children at Orange County Children’s Hospital received special Christmas quilts at a party on Dec. 23, thanks to the efforts of two groups of talented women who joined together to produce the”blankies” specially made for CHOC kids.
Read the full Orange County Register Column here.
Being the Difference (Moore’s Stores)
(2014) The foundation was formed by four ovarian cancer survivors in different phases of survivorship who all share the same passion, to Be the Difference and end the fight against ovarian cancer. Our mission is to help women increase their chance of survival of ovarian cancer. To achieve this goal, our efforts are focused on raising awareness and money to fund programs for women fighting ovarian cancer today and to provide research dollars for a cure. Contact your local Moore’s store for details on the next charity event to support the Be the Difference Foundation.